Anna Matsanova

(1902-1991). Author, speaker. Born in Latvia, she graduated from Riga Theological Seminary in 1928, and was sent to open work in Sloka. In a rented cinema hall, she preached alone and went door-to-door selling Seventh-day Adventist books. With a knowledge of Russian and German, she was called to Riga where an evangelistic center was being established. There she met and married a young minister. In Latvia she organized meetings for poor Russian children, feeding them and telling them of Jesus. She also wrote and translated materials for the church in Russia. In these surroundings she was inspired to write of the sufferings of God’s people in the land, but dared not let it be commonly known that she was writing. After hiding her writings for 30 years, she published a hand-typed book, Walki...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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