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Deyneka, Anita (1943-)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1943-

Biographical Statement

Anita Marson Deyneka, the daughter of Frank and Ada Marson, was born July 7, 1943 in Seattle, Washington and grew up in an isolated rural community in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. In 1966 she received a bachelor of arts degree (summa cum laude) from Seattle Pacific University and a masters degree from Mundelein College in 1982.

After high school Deyneka spent summers as a typist for the U.S. Foreign Service. Her career in missions began in radio and television in Taipei, Taiwan in 1966. After teaching English in Washington state for two years she began her long relationship with Slavic Gospel Association, and later Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries (founded in 1991), in 1968.

Together with her, now deceased husband Peter, she has written seven books, numerous articles in magazines, newspapers and other periodicals relating to missions, including Tanya and the Underground (1973), Alexi’s Secret Mission (1975), Christians in the Shadow of the Kremlin (1974) and A Song in Siberia (1977).

Anita Deyneka has spoken in many churches and at other events such as Inter Varsity Urbana, and has been interviewed on Christian radio and television programs such as Focus on the Family, Chapel of the Air, and BBC Book Review. During the Soviet years she taught occasional courses in the area of missions in the USSR at Wheaton Graduate School, Fuller Seminary, and Biola.

Citation:
Author: Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections staff

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Anita and Peter Deyneka, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Container: Books
Identifier: SC-048
Scope and Contents The Anita and Peter Deyneka, Jr. Papers comprise eleven series: Biography, Published Material, Unpublished Material, Correspondence/Faxes, Conference, Media, Speeches/Lectures, Ministries, Secondary, WRF, and Memorabilia. The bulk of the collection is found in the latter portions of the series with Ministries, Secondary and WRF occupying three-quarters of the collection. These series document the activities of the Deyneka's various internal and external activities. Ministries includes...
Dates: Created: 1951-2017; Other: Majority of material found in 1984-2000; Other: Date acquired: 1992

Collection 237 Records of the Slavic Gospel Association

 Collection
Identifier: CN 237
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes, prayer letters, audio tapes, films, and other materials documenting the work of the Slavic Gospel Association. Records deal with the early career of Peter Deyneka Sr.; work of individual missionaries; long range planning for the mission; radio ministry; literature publication and distribution; and evangelism in Europe, North America and South America. Collection contains significant information about the church in eastern Europe. Most of the documents in the...
Dates: Created: 1922-1983

Collection 660 Records of the CoMission and CoMission II

 Collection
Identifier: CN 660
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, transcripts, schedules, manuals, policy statements, magazine and newspaper clippings, curricula, audio recordings, videos, photographs, slides and other materials documenting the work of the Commission. This was an alliance of over eighty American Protestant ministries, churches and business (almost all Evangelical) that, in agreement with the Russia government, entered the country on a five year contract to train Russian educators to teach Christian...
Dates: 1989-1998; Majority of material found in 1992-1995

Donn Ziebell papers.

 Unprocessed — Box: 3
Identifier: 2008-012
Dates: 1981-2007

MSS | Anita and Peter Deyneka Papers {2009-075}

 Unprocessed — Container: COMPLETED
Identifier: 2009-075

MSS | Deyneka Letterhead

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2010-1028

Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) records.

 Unprocessed — Box: 4
Identifier: 1994-004
Dates: 1942-1992

Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) records.

 Unprocessed — Box: 34
Identifier: 2008-027
Dates: 1933-2002

Slavic Gospel Association/Spanish Gospel Recordings phonograph records.

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 2009-013
Dates: 1940

Additional filters:

Type
Unprocessed 7
Collection 3
 
Subject
Evangelistic work -- Russia. 3
Evangelistic work -- Soviet Union. 3
Missions -- Soviet Union. 3
Missions -- Europe, Eastern. 2
Unshackled (Radio program) 2
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Administrative Records. 1
Alaska. 1
Aleuts. 1
Articles. 1
Audiotapes 1
Belief and doubt. 1
Bible -- Publication and distribution. 1
Bible. 1
Bulgaria. 1
Catholic Church. 1
Catholic Church. -- Protestant churches. 1
Charismatic movement 1
Chicago (Ill.) 1
Children -- Conversion to Christianity. 1
Children. 1
Christian education -- Albania. 1
Christian education -- Bulgaria. 1
Christian education -- Estonia. 1
Christian education -- Latvia. 1
Christian education -- Mozambique. 1
Christian education -- Russia. 1
Christian education -- Ukraine. 1
Christian literature -- Publication and distribution -- Russia. 1
Christian literature -- Publication and distribution. 1
Christian literature. 1
Christians -- Soviet Union. 1
Church and state -- Biblical teaching. 1
Church and state -- Europe, Eastern. 1
Church and state -- Russia 1
Church and state -- Soviet Union. 1
Church development, New -- Russia. 1
Church work with refugees. 1
Church work with students -- Russia 1
Communism. 1
Conversion. 1
Correspondence 1
Czechoslovakia. 1
Deyneka, Anita -- Correspondence. 1
Deyneka, Peter, 1931- -- Manuscripts. 1
Deyneka, Peter, 1931- -- Sermons. 1
Eskimos. 1
Evangelicalism -- Russia. 1
Evangelistic work -- Argentina. 1
Evangelistic work -- Australia. 1
Evangelistic work -- Canada. 1
Evangelistic work -- Canary Islands. 1
Evangelistic work -- Europe, Eastern. 1
Evangelistic work -- Germany. 1
Evangelistic work -- Poland. 1
Evangelistic work -- South America. 1
Evangelistic work -- United States. 1
Evangelistic work -- Yugoslavia. 1
Evangelistic work. 1
Filmstrips 1
Financial Records 1
Freedom of religion. 1
Fund raising. 1
Fundamentalism. 1
House churches. 1
International relief. 1
Interviews 1
Jesus (Motion Picture) 1
Latvians. 1
Lecture notes 1
Memorabilia 1
Mennonites 1
Mennonites -- Missions. 1
Microfiche 1
Missionaries -- Training of. 1
Missionaries. 1
Missions -- Educational work. 1
Missions -- Argentina. 1
Missions -- Europe. 1
Missions -- North America. 1
Missions -- Russia. 1
Missions -- South America. 1
Missions. 1
Moscow (Russia) 1
Motion pictures in church work -- Russia. 1
Orthodox Eastern Church -- Russia -- Relations. 1
Pentecostalism. 1
Persecution -- Soviet Union. 1
Photographs 1
Prayer breakfasts. 1
Prayer groups -- United States. 1
Prayer groups. 1
Prayer. 1
Preaching. 1
Radio audiences 1
Radio audiences -- Europe, Eastern. 1
Radio in religion. 1
Reviews 1
Romania. 1
Russia 1
Russian language. 1
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