Read about this remarkable family in Ukraine and their resiliency in the face of hardship.
Together with Pastor Edward we come to the old apartment building and visit a family consisting of three generations of women - grandmother Larisa, Natalya and granddaughter (also) Larisa (21). The elder Larisa and Natalya are widows, and the younger Larisa is disabled. She cannot talk, cannot walk, her hands practically do not work and her mental abilities are at the lowest level. It's hard for them. Grandma is also weak physically. A special experience was added to these difficulties - last summer their apartment was robbed when they were not at home. Robbers took all that could be taken. The family lives at the expense of the grandmother’s pension and a small disability allowance for a granddaughter. Our assistance was used to purchase diapers for the granddaughter, medicines and potatoes.
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And now more than a year has passed! Every day I thank God for His love and patience with me! Nothing has changed: the same people around, the same church, but I'm different! And every day God works with my heart, every day I make a choice who will reign in my heart! Every day I kill my flesh!
Are you alive? Are you in Christ? Do you yearn for Christlikeness? Does your life bring the peaceable fruit of righteousness? If you don’t have this true life, repent and believe. If you do, live it. Live it to the full, knowing that you were created for such a life. Praise be to our Savior Christ Jesus who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel (2 Tim.1:10).
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It was an eye-opening experience for her when she learned that God loves all kinds of children, not just the beautiful and smart ones!
I can’t express how important hospitality is. We practice it and see more and more fruits of that in our church. It is a great joy to see how new members of the church open up their homes and have others over. Being willing to share the comfort of your home with others is a sign of someone who loves the brethren.
Victor is 15 years old; he has been visiting the 'Nazareth Daytime Center' in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine since June 2017. He lives with his father and mother and a younger sister. Sadly, his family is dysfunctional...
The amazing hospitality of the believers in Uzbekistan led Zarina’s mother to the realization that the family of believers is more closely connected than our natural families. She was stunned by the beauty of the kindness of total strangers. It melted her heart.
We constantly supported Anya with prayers, fellowship and consultations via the phone through her pregnancy. We bought and sent her clothes, diapers and everything necessary for the baby. We believe that this help was a witness to her of the love of God. In the end of January, she gave birth to a son!
Thanks so much to all who helped raise the funds necessary for the Hungarian Reformed Church of Osorhei to purchase and install a furnace for their fellowship hall!
Despite people’s general ignorance on the topic of church membership, they were hungry for the Word and eager to learn. While there are some zealous Christians in Almaty, they need more training so that they would not divert into theological error. The church can and must be such a guarantor that will teach and equip believers to stay faithful to God through being faithful to His bride.
I did not seek God, He found me and gave me the most precious thing that an orphan can dream of – adoption. God forgave my sins, accepted me into His family of the children of God, and gave me everything: salvation, the church, set me free from the bondage of sin, from addictions and from bad habits, gave me a ministry, a wonderful wife, work and friends. All this I have today, but 7 years ago, everything was different...
Peace to you, dear brothers and sisters! I thank you for your prayers and financial support that allows me to visit prisons in remote parts of our country. I live in Kiev and nearby there are several prisons, but they are visited by churches of 12 confessions. Each of them tries to prove that their confession is truest. This leads to conflicts between pastors and as a result – to conflicts between prisoners. Therefore, the administration of the Correctional Establishments in Kiev has limited prison visits by churches; however, I drive to prisons that are further away, where the inmates have few visitors.
My name is Larisa. I was converted in 1996 and from that time my life changed totally. God gave me the power of the Spirit to fight sin that I could not overcome for years. I rejoiced and told everyone about His love and this miraculous liberation. I didn’t notice how it happened, but with time I lost the joy as I got involved in daily ministry life. More than once I caught myself thinking that unbelievers were happier.
This week we met with a couple that used to be on staff of one prosperity gospel church in town. They left the church 2 years ago bitter and disillusioned. We met and spoke for 5 hours straight. It was a difficult and yet immensely encouraging conversation. They came to our church the last week of 2017. We hope to start discipling them. I gave them the books “9 Marks of a Healthy Church” and “Knowing God”. Please pray for Levon and Violetta to come back to the Lord and possibly join our church.
My family and I are sincerely grateful to you for your participation in our life. Also, we are sincerely grateful to God for you and for the opportunity to partner together in ministry. May the Lord bless you! Thanks to your support, I have the opportunity to better prepare for the preaching of the Gospel in the church, visit Prison No. 2 in our city, conduct services in the rehabilitation center, participate in the ministry of small groups and continue my studies at the Irpen Bible Seminary.
Oftentimes we find ourselves in a situation when we don’t have any power to go on. Oftentimes it happens when problems pile up. And before we have dealt with the first problem, another is right there and another and yet another one. Stress is mounting, and strength is failing. At such times we rush to the things that we know used to help us but nothing seems to work.
At such times, we need to come to our senses and preach to ourselves that we are not in control of our lives. God is.