Following prophecy and fleeing oppression, thousands of evangelical Christians have torn their roots from their Russian homeland and streamed to Spokane.
Here these religious refugees struggle to build new lives in a culture with different rules, strange language and unsettling freedoms.
They are sustained by rousing, hours-long services at the seven Russian-speaking churches they quickly established.
And they change our lives, just as we change theirs.
Journey of Faith is a Spokesman-Review twoday special report on the Russian refugees, estimated to number as many as 5,000, who have arrived in Spokane in just the past six years.
You’ll find Journey of Faith in your Sunday newspapers, Feb. 19 and 26.