© Illinois Valley Praise Center 2012 Made with MAGIX Nikolai was born in the Ukraine, and grew up in the Pentecostal underground Church.  In 1992 he flew as an interpreter for R.W Schambach to Kamchatka to help with their first outdoor crusade.  Since then he has made that journey many times establishing over 22 churches in Kamchatka and in the far east regions of Russia.  Working with Pastor Anatoly they have established a training center to train pastors and other missionaries for the work. Their work has also carried them deep into to frozen tundra to minister to the indigenous people there.  Today there are churches in those villages among the Koryaks, Evens, Itelmens, and Aleuts.   Pastor Anatoly