A Glimpse of the Hidden Martyrs

It is certain that until we arrive in Paradise we shall not know the full account of the Christian martyrs in Russia, yet we believe that not a drop of shed blood is hidden from the eyes of God. Many stories have been told and appeared in print, much of it reaching readers in the West. Yet only a fraction is known about the suffering of Christ’s disciples during the Soviet era.

Although I had read many books on this subject during my youth, it was not until I was thirty years old that I met anyone who had seen first-hand the evidence of how brutal that persecution really was. In the early 1980’s my wife and children and I lived in a small village in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.

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