According to Pavel Shifman, it has become increasingly difficult to openly share the Gospel in Russia.  On today's Footsteps, he explains, "There are some restrictions, but you can live with this."  I certainly don't welcome government restrictions or any type of persecution, but I must admit, I find Pavel's comments inspiring.  They actually remind me of the apostle Paul's words in his first letter to the Corinthians: "When revilved, we bless; when persecuted, we endure" (1 Corinthians 4:12, ESV).  If I am ever faced with growing religious restrictions, I hope that I will be able to join Pavel and Paul in saying that I can "live with" or "endure" it.

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Andy Napier

Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam (13) and John Edward (10), made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.

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