Many of you have been praying for a long time about a “law suit” concerning our Agape Medical Clinic. We are sorry we were not able to provide you with more details at the time. After you read, Sergey S’s testimony, you will understand the injustice and complexity of the case. But God gave us the victory!
The Agape medical office in Moscow is the hub for all medical ministries done by Agape in Russia. Agape purchased the space on the first floor of a 17-story apartment building and it was opened as the Agape Medical Center in 2005. Here Agape trains and sends out the medical professionals to be the light and salt for the lost in the Russian Federation (Matt. 5:16).
The building itself is run by an apartment owners’ assembly comprised of more than 300 owners, much like a homeowners’ association. Back in 2012, the assembly voted in a new chairman (a former military major). At first, he seemed kind to Agape but later he had hatred in his heart towards us and began to persecute Agape. He forced Agape to change the advertisement signs on the exterior walls of the offices which cost the ministry unnecessary expense. Then in 2018, he changed the building management company and fees increased by 35%. Then a fraudulent plan was devised to force Agape to hand over the keys from the Agape medical offices and allow 24-hour access to the offices by the owners. In addition, they demanded office space in the medical offices to house the building management company. But the biggest infringement and persecution was that the Chairman got the right from the assembly to sign any contracts with the building management company on behalf of Agape without Agape leadership consent.
In November 2018, SergeyS and ZhenyaT, together with the initiative group of the apartment owners, were able to set a new assembly meeting. They visited every apartment owner to explain what happened to the building management regarding the fee changes. So they were able to collect 51.5% of votes to change the chairman and the building management company. The change was enforced in December 2018. In August, 2019, the former chairman reported a crime to the investigation bureau, accusing SergeyS, ZhenyaT and a group of apartment owners. The Investigation bureau checked, found nothing and closed the file. In September 2019, the former chairman filed a civil suit to annul the results of the assembly meeting of November 2018 and to restore his position as the chairman of the assembly. After 11 months of court battles, God gave the victory to Agape! On July 24, 2020, the suit was dismissed. The ministry is protected!
I can testify to this new miracle of God. In spite of all the persecution of Christianity in Russia, Agape is still protected and sends out the medical missionaries to the remote places of Russia to proclaim the Good News of salvation in 2020! El-Shadai is our God! –SergeyS (edited by permission)
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