Michael on December 28th, 2012

The past two days have seen very significant milestones in our lives, and the transitions have been smooth and joyful as we move from one phase to the next. Now is a time of rejoicing and looking to the future. We thank the Lord for His guidance and love as we turn the page on […]

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Michael on October 28th, 2011

A couple of evenings ago we had a dinner for the MIR staff at our flat, hosting 17 people. It was great to have a peaceful, fun time with our friends. MIR has been going through a tough time financially and yet the ministry continues to expand and do good work. We’re expanding an ecological […]

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Michael on October 9th, 2010

Each month, MIR hosts a prayer meeting (above) attended by people who give their lives in Christian ministry. It was great to attend after missing the past few meetings. MIR is facing some challenges just now, so your prayers are appreciated. A friend once told me that choosing a life of ministry means choosing a […]

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Michael on February 9th, 2010

Olga and I have been very blessed by the great relationships God has given us here in Russia.  This was recently illustrated well. We host a church home group at our apartment on Sunday evenings.  On Sunday afternoons, Olga teaches English to several people from our church.  In between is time for a meal and […]

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Michael on January 13th, 2009

At the risk of offending some people by leaving them off, I’ll make a stab at giving a Russian ‘cast of characters’ to help minimize confusion — Mike Cantrell: uhmmmm, me Olga Cantrell: my wife, we married in 2001. She is the BEST! Tanya Yaskevich: Olga’s mother Alla Pavetic: Olga’s twin sister who now lives […]

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Michael on October 28th, 2008

Even though Olga and I are in the US, it certainly doesn’t mean that the fellowship and ministry in Russia stops. Last week MIR had a pot-luck dinner for staff and associates. Pictured above is the new MIR Executive Director Masha Oshkina. Masha wrote, “The potluck went really well, with no extra stress. It was […]

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