This week I ask you with strong urgings to pray, to plead before the throne of our Maker that he would bless the time Jeff has with certain believers in training this week. These are people from an underground church who have come into Armenia from a nearby "no access country." It is a place where they cannot openly speak of their beliefs and Jeff cannot go in as they know who he is. Therefore, they risk coming out, meeting, being baptized and studying God's Holy Word. I also ask that you pray for two men who have been imprisoned there. One was a participant in Jeff's training. They have been sentenced to death for their faith, but the God who moves mountains can rescind that sentence if he so chooses. Whatever the outcome, may His will be done and He be glorified. We are ever grateful for your intercession.
Joyful in service,
20 September 2008
For you folks who pray I'd like to ask you to keep Jeff, Charles Speer and Mike Grover in your prayers as they spend the next few days looking to see how they might minister with Pavel Pochopsky in the Vinnitsa oblast (like a county or small state). Charles has come for many years witnessing to the policemen of the area and also to believers. A Christian and a policeman is really like an oxymoron. They just don't fit together according to most believers in Ukraine. That is because most of the militia here are corrupt. Charles has opened their eyes to new possibilities and now has believers praying for the militia, something they've not done in the past. Between now and early next week they want to see how else Charles' church might be involved. May He be honored and glorified.
17 September 2008
Pastor Peotr Danilovich Sierenko prays at the beginning of camp which was held at the Dom Evangely (House of Prayer) in the village of Gorenchi located straight west of the big city of Kiev. Please pray for this church as they struggle to finish the building of their little church.
The Lord gave me another camp to do this summer in a small village with a small church. This church is still under construction, but all church activities go on nonetheless. Children from ages 5-12 attended and here did sports outside.
15 September 2008
BMA missionaries to one of Ukraine's least church populated areas. The Lord provided support to bring these missionaries on and move them to this needy area of Ukraine. They are supported by First Baptist Church of Carthage, Texas. We were able to see them at work with children and view many pictures of their camp events done this summer in their village.