Pray about the situation in Crimea .•˜•. Support ministry to the orphans and orphanage gradutes! See more .•˜•. Pray about Gospel spread among Crimea tatars

«Kairos» – blessed time for everyone

P5140035Spring academic session of Rivne Bible College “Word of Grace”, which took place from the 13th until the 22nd of May, was a blessed time, when God was speaking to the hearts of listeners in a special way.

During five days, a missionary team from Kiev taught the course “Kairos”. The goal of the course is to help students better understand the meaning of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Mt. 28:19-20), work on their missionary vision, open their hearts for missionary work, and encourage them to work.

During lectures, 11 college students and 6 free listeners got to know the basic principles, strategies, and schematics of missionary ministry. During the practical part, they used role games to try to experience other cultures and even experience culture shock!

At the last evening, they had free communication time, praised God in Russian, Tatar, and Kazakh languages, and shared experiences of missionary work.

Evgenija NIkitina, course instructor: “When you hear about a missionary’s acts of bravery, you get encouraged with bravery and heroism. However, when you become a participant of the events, you realize that you are weak without God.”

Instead of an exam in the end of the course, students were offered time to spend alone with God to pray, to think about their role in missionary work, and to write God a letter. Here are some thoughts, which students shared with us:

Sergej, Zdolbuniv: “Missionary work is not a sprint, but a life-long marathon”.

Natalia, Novograd-Volinskij: I was encouraged by the fact that a missionary can  be inside the church, who works among other nations with prayer and finances”.

Instructors shared their opinions as well:

Igor Plyva, Kiev:Missionary work is a part of God’s ministry. It is very important not to forget about following Jesus. It is not a “Great Suggestion”, as many think, but a “Great Commission” given by God.”

Igor Golub, Zdolbuniv:The course is over, but interesting laboratory work is ahead of us, which God will do in everyone’s heart.”

DSC00422During the weekends, college students participated in outreach through a picture exhibition. They located the exhibition in Rivne city center and communicated for three hours with people who came to look at the Biblical pictures of famous painters. In such an interesting way, we were able to share the Gospel with ordinary people, who were walking in the city park.

During the last three days, students studied the course “The Church structure.” Teacher Yurij Pilipovich, pastor of the church “Grace” in Brest, talked about church: its main functions and models. He paid his main attention to the fundamental principles of Biblical church building. He also talked about the importance of local church in the Church. The course discussed church discipline as well.

Regardless of the short term, this course made a special influence in students hearts:

Galia, Ivano-Frankivsk: “I understood how important church is in the life of a Christian and how valuable it is for Jesus Christ. The Church is His Bride.”

We join these words and are grateful to God for the time spent in college, and for all the work, which God did in our hearts!

Daria Derkach

DSC 6616

Pray for college

We are grateful God for successful spring academic session in Rivne Bible College "Word of Grace"Read more

 about college students desire to seek and learn God everyday
 well done homework
 financial support for upcoming academic session
 the repairs in student’s dormitory

Latest update:


How Must We Pray So God Will Answer?

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 23:52

Pray for the Kurdish Ministry

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 06 June 2018 19:38

Spring Is a Productive Time for the Ministry to Orphans

Written By Publisher on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:12

Opportune Time

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:42

Football in snow

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 20:13

Serving the Kurdish people in Armenia in winter

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 22 March 2018 10:39

Hope to People Information newsletter #2, 2018

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 08 March 2018 18:36

Warm Christmas

Written By Publisher on Monday, 12 February 2018 08:44

Why do we need missionary conferences?

Written By Publisher on Sunday, 28 January 2018 20:51


News from the regions

In the center of God's miracles

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:59
In the center of God's miracles

Peace to you! Thank you for supporting us prayerfully during our trip.

Hits:289Read more

God’s Miracles in Armenia

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 02 March 2017 16:27
God’s Miracles in Armenia

Kurds-Yazidis is one of the least reached Bibleless people group in the whole modern world. Practicing the ancient religion of their ancestors, they worship idols, and the chief one is...

Hits:438Read more

The pastor’s anointment at church “Light of the Gospel”, Kizil

Written By Администратор сайта on Friday, 08 February 2013 12:57

In October 2012, brother Victor Zagvozdkin was anointed to be pastor in the church “Light of the Gospel”, Kizil. Taras and Nadezhda Prystupa (Rivne, Ukraine), as well as Aleksandr Degtarov...

Hits:1898Read more

Social News

Spring Is a Productive Time for the Ministry to Orphans

Written By Publisher on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:12
Spring Is a Productive Time for the Ministry to Orphans

Once the learning process is resumed, after the winter holidays, there are new opportunities to meet with children, youth and teachers.

Hits:63Read more

Football in snow

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 20:13
Football in snow

In winter any game for football players depends on weather conditions. We don’t have our own gym yet. It’s quite impossible and expensive to rent a gym for such a...

Hits:76Read more

Autumn Blessings in Orphans Ministry

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:09
Autumn Blessings in Orphans Ministry

A huge blessing for the ministry to orphans is the support and presence of our friends from the Second Presbyterian Church of Memphis city – John and Marilyn Whittemore. This...

Hits:710Read more

Education News

What is the best way to hold an International Children’s Defense Day?

Written By Publisher on Friday, 01 June 2018 20:35
What is the best way to hold an International Children’s Defense Day?

On June 1, the staffers of the IPO Hope to People visited the11 All-Ukrainian Contest "Young Bible Experts," which was held at the National University "Ostroh Academy."

Hits:18Read more

Editorial Board of the Magazine Word to the Teacher Met Once Again

Written By Publisher on Monday, 27 November 2017 22:40
Editorial Board of the Magazine Word to the Teacher Met Once Again

Meeting of the editorial board of the magazine Word to the Teacher met on November 20th, 2017, at the Hope to People office. Participants heard a report about work of...

Hits:216Read more

Exchange of experience in teaching the "Basics of Christian Ethics"

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 09 November 2017 14:33
Exchange of experience in teaching the "Basics of Christian Ethics"

On the 2nd of October and on the 8th November, 2017 in the office of the IPO "Hope to people" there were held meetings with the teachers who teach...

Hits:170Read more

Newsletter

Our address

Ukraine 33023 Rivne, vul. S. Krushelnitskoi 71

phone: ++380 63 79 66

fax: ++380 63 79 76

More information

Login Form

Full or partial use of materials is possible with a hyperlink www.hopetopeople.org