Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I. Send me!' -Is 6:8
Host Country: Russian Federation
Janyne obtained a BS in Nursing from the University of Illinois in Chicago and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. She first went to Russia in 1995, serving with Co-Mission in Khabarovsk for 2 years. After that, she obtained approval to become a part of World Partners and moved to St Petersburg, Russia, in January of 1998. She is connected with St Petersburg Christian University, working in their International Program and teaching an English language course on the Old Testament.
When I became a committed believer in 1979, God gave me a special love for the Bible, particularly the OT. I came to Russia with a desire to share what I learned from scripture with others. One of the ways I do that is by teaching a foundational course for local people from any background. So far, it has attracted people who are young and old, believers and atheists, Orthodox and Protestant. Some start with a desire to just learn English better, but most find their focus turning to the deep truths that are found in the Bible. In 2013, because of the interest of one OT student, a door was opened for me to reach a new audience by presenting lectures in a local library which discuss Classical Art paintings based on Biblical themes.