Life to the Full

For Dasha, one desperate day changed everything.

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

— John 10:10 (NIV)

... I think that when Jesus says in verse 10, "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly," he means, "I came that they might be saved and go out and come and find pasture." Protection and Plenty. Solid safety and deep soul satisfaction.

Abundant life is not about having stuff. It's about having peace. Having Joy. Having God.

JOHN PIPER ON LIFE TO THE FULL

Mikhalych | Khabarovsk, Russia

A Frozen River Runs Through It

Spring comes late to the Russian Far East. Ice on the Amur River can be three feet thick after a brutally cold winter. Yet, life thrives here. Inside one local church, about 25 believers gather to worship. They reflect the area's rich mix of people — the ancient Nanai culture and the modern Russian culture.

An ancient culture clings to life

Maria finds Christ in serving the sick. Valery finds his place in the world. Dasha desperately searches for God. Discover their stories below.

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Subscribe to Co:Mission, the Seed Company's print periodical, to learn more about the Nanai people and see God at work in this remote land. Plus, enjoy a fable and pullout poster that put a new twist on a universal theme.

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My Abandoned Life
for Your Abundant Life

By John Piper

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Photos by Esther Havens