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December 2017

Carter Is Back From Russia

His story may surprise you


Q: We know the Jehovah Witnesses have been closed down in Russia by the Government. Are other churches at risk?
A:  In spite of dire warnings, we had no problems at all when we ran our meetings just recently in Nizhny Novgorod. The Moscow government actually sent us a message assuring us of their protection. The Kremlin is, however, understandably suspicious of organizations that may be controlled by hostile foreign powers. 
Q: Do you see any likelihood of our church being infiltrated by the modern equivalent of the old KGB, as happened during the days of the Communists?
A: It is true that the KGB had paid agents in every religious organization. These KGB officers largely controlled the churches. It is possible that something like this could happen again. The best way to destroy the Church is to stop the public proclamation of the Word of God and we have seen efforts to that end. I can say no more. 
Q: What are conditions like in Russia today?
A: A revolution is taking place. Russia has made tremendous progress economically. The streets are jammed with new imported cars, and Aeroflot (the nation’s airline) now has the newest fleet of planes in the world. The public transportation system is probably better than ours. The army, navy, and air force are rapidly being rebuilt. We ignore President Putin’s new Russia at our peril. It was in God’s providence that The Carter Report went to Russia. We have an influence in that country. Not many do. 
Q: What did you accomplish during your last visit?
A: I actually spoke on Russian TV, a miracle in itself. We let them know that we were their friends, and not their enemies. With 3ABN we produced a new TV series that proclaims the Message of God in Russian to the Russian people. We let the Church know that we had not forsaken them. We saw souls won to Christ.

 “...he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.”  ~James 5:20 NKJV




Hi John,  

It is truly incredible how the Lord has used you to put our church on the map in Russia and to bring the love of Jesus to these love-starved folks.

Dr. Hans Diehl, Loma Linda

Dear Pastor Carter, 

Your ministry in Russia is an evidence of God’s providence and miracle. I am very thankful for all your support, new cameras that we have now in the central studio that completely changed the quality of our production. We will remember the role that you played in this project. It was really an unexpected miracle for us. Thank you, and may God bless you!

With best regards,

Vyacheslav Demyan, Director, HOPE TV, Ukraine

Hi Brother John!

Thank you for what you do for the cause of God around the world and especially in Russia. The people love you there because of your commitment to spread the Gospel throughout the ex-Soviet Union.

May God continue to bless you and Beverley abundantly more than you could ask or think!

Danny Shelton, President, 3ABN USA

Dear Pastor Carter,

I pray you and your family are well after the return from Russia. You have fanned the flame of my Protestant heritage. 

You, Pastor John, when preaching and teaching under the unction of the Holy Spirit at times you have what I call (with all due respect) a “Holy Grunt.” It is powerful!

Now I have a burden for the U.S.A. Enclosed is a check for $100.00 to put toward your Washington D.C. programing – we need an Adventist Historist, Protestant presence among the “Evangelicals” in the nation’s Capitol. Satan is truly rampant in this land. I am praying for your ministry.

L.M., Illinois

Dear Pastor John,

I would like to thank you for everything you’ve done for me and for the people in Nizhny Novgorod. It was really great to work with you and your team. 

Thanks to God for His grace and mercy. Thanks for the new people that got baptized at the program. I will be glad to work with you in future.

Lev Bondarchuk, Youth Director West Russia Union

Thank you very much for this update, dear Pastor John!

We are working on some post-production for your wonderful DVD project, and have already purchased 10,000 DVDs. Once again, thank you for the blessings of your visit! God is with you! 

Once again, thank you very much, and one thousand times, for your program and your passion for saving souls for eternal salvation! Thank you for your love for the Russian people!

God bless you, your beautiful family, and your amazing ministry! 

Your Russian sister and friend, 

Dr. Julia Outkina, Executive Director,
3ABN Russia

Dear John,

You have contributed so much to God’s work and you are quite simply unique. It is now so important that you pass on some of your learning, technique and skills in public evangelism. It is so tragic that the church fathers are moving away from public evangelism but what you have to offer is just too important to bypass. Not only have we lost the art of speaking in public but we have lost the technique of organizing a campaign, to say nothing of the art of evangelism from a TV studio. 

I admire you both so much. Beverley is a treasure who has stood by you and has a great perceptive and spiritual depth. 

Dr. John Hammond, Australia

Dear Pastor Carter,

This past Friday night I was watching 3ABN and saw your program from Russia and again on Sabbath. The very strong impression came to me to send this money for the work you are doing in Russia. I had this money for five years and had forgotten about it. Isn’t it amazing that the Lord impressed me to get it out of the safe and have it right at this time? What an awesome God we serve! I am praying for the meetings there in Russia, that the Lord will bring a mighty reaping. I am also praying for the safety of you and all who are helping you.

Yours in Christ,

J.D., Nebraska

Dear Pastor Carter,

I am sending you $75.00 in U.S. funds for your campaign in Russia in October. I believe in the great work you are doing to spread the Gospel to the world. Pastor John, I will be supporting your ministry for I believe in it. May God continue to bless you in your service for Him.

God be with you,

A.S., Canada


“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.”

~ Ted Kennedy




The 3ABN Russia center in Nizhny Novgorod is also home to an Adventist school. Carter Report supporters made it possible for us to supply badly needed equipment. We go to bless, but are blessed!
Julia has a PhD from Leningrad University and is the Executive Director of 3ABN Russia. Pastor Carter has been her pastor now for 25 years.
They are equal to the best you’ll find anywhere. Many of them were baptized during The Carter Report campaign in 1992. David Carter (second row right) is the Director of Carter Report television and helped coordinate the Russian TV program.
Sorry we can’t show you his face, but he was once a dangerous and much feared mafia boss (pictured on the right). He is now close friends with Pastor Carter, having accepted Christ through the preaching of the evangelist. The other two men were formerly associated with the Mafia. These brothers have volunteered to help distribute the DVD Power-Packs.
Yuri was baptized during the great 1992 Evangelistic Campaign. He was rebaptised with his wife during the October campaign.
Public evangelism is still the most effective way of leading lost sinners to Christ. It is Biblical, Apostolic, and Holy Spirit anointed. Where the Church ignores public evangelism, it withers and dies on the vine. Where and when the Church does public evangelism, young ministers learn to preach with power and passion, the Church grows and members stay.




Not ordinary sermons but powerful, Holy Spirit anointed, truth-filled, Christ-centered messages by Pastor John Carter, all presented in DVD POWER-PACKS.

1. WHY?
Because Christ died for us, and millions are perishing without the grace of the Savior. These DVD Power-Packs present Christ the Lord and Savior.
2. HOW?
By using Gospel warriors to take Holy Spirit anointed video power packs to the homes of thousands of Russians. This was how the Mafia Godfather became a born-again Christian. As doors close, personal work becomes more urgent and vital. Our former Mafia Godfather is ready to help distribute the Power-Packs.
3. WHEN?
The DVD POWER-PACKS are now being produced by 3ABN Russia in Nizhny Novgorod. By the time you read this message, they will be ready to go. Just imagine! 150,000 Holy Spirit anointed sermons across Russia.

To GOD be the glory, great things HE has done!


$100,000.00 to produce Holy Spirit Anointed, Full message Gospel DVDs, translated into Russian, for the salvation of thousands of lost souls.

Please send your gift to:

John Carter
PO Box 1900
Thousand Oaks CA  91358

In Australia:

PO Box 861
Terrigal NSW 2260


Pastor and Mrs. Carter met with General Conference president, Elder Ted Wilson, in Moscow.



Dear Friend,

Thank God, we have all returned safely from President Putin’s Russia. It was probably the toughest campaign we have ever run. The weather was freezing and some of us got sick enough to require emergency medical help. But God supplied the strength to carry on and the meetings did not miss a beat. It was a victory of God’s love and power. We are so grateful.

I believe you will help us to continue to preach the Word in a country that could soon close its borders to foreign preachers. We have a new and daring plan. For starters, we want to spread 150,000 DVD sermons across Russia. These are my Gospel messages that were televised by 3ABN Russia during our very recent meetings. Right now as I write, we are planning to place these DVD POWER-PACKS in the homes of thousands of unbelievers. We are not quitting. We have work to do. Please join us. Your gift now will light a fire in the cold darkness of Russia’s winter. Please, as you feel impressed, write a check or make a donation online. Let’s get the job done. Thank you.

May God bless you over and beyond all you can ask or think,

John Carter




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