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

Hope to People Newsletter #10, 2018

Peace be with You!

Despite the disturbing earthly circumstances, our gracious Lord is stretching the days of His grace in our country and in other countries, where our ministers are! November turned out to be abounded with many events, news, and blessings. So, we're eager to share them with you in this update.

 

The Harvest on the Soccer Field

In September, all schools are usually starting another academic year, and in the Christian soccer team "Nadia" - the new practicing season also kicked off. From the first days of the fall, many children of different ages started coming to our trainings. Some of them are coming by themselves, some are brought by their parents – they just kept coming and coming. It has even caused some panic in our midst – what are we supposed to do with all of them? Well, we reasoned: our field isn't big enough, and even though there are many coaches, but still, not enough for a robust training process. Please pray for the bigger soccer field and the gym...

 

 

Busy October for the Team “SKY”

Our coaches have come up with the idea to set up a floor hockey tournament with a transitional trophy among 5-8 grades in the school where we practice. The main goal of these competitions is to recruit new children to the team, so that they can hear the Gospel when we get together for practice. After the tournament, an important event was waiting for us – the grand opening of the season in our club. After all, we have taken some time to assess our last season along with the junior and senior teams, and then at the end, we sketched out the plans for the new season. The senior team has gone through a challenging test in the form of the 1st round of the First League of the Ukrainian Floor Hockey Championship, and the youngest one took part in the 1st round of the Christian Floor Hockey League – EDGE in the age groups: under 12 and under 15 years of age. Please continue to pray for the floor hockey ministry!

 

 

Distribution of the Magazine on Christian Education

In order to help the teachers to learn more about the Christian pedagogical magazine “Word to the Teacher,” which is being prepared by our team, our employees Arkady Slyoza and Nadezhda Dolya, took an opportunity to present it at the city holiday dedicated to the teacher's day, at the seminar of deputy principals on educational work in Rovno, at the seminar “Family - Home Church” in the Rivne region, at the regional seminar “Forming competence skills at the classes of Christian ethics” at the Ternopil Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education, and also at the XII International Scientific and Practical Conference dedicated to the state and church model of development of modern Ukraine in the city of Uzhgorod.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Day at Klevan Boarding School

Our employee Ruslana Kovalchuk, along with the teachers and students of the boarding school for visually impaired children, prepared the musical drama “The Tale of the Ruddy Apple,” which took place on October 25, 2018. The students of the third grades took part in an exciting presentation of Thanksgiving Day. And what made this holiday so special was the Bible that has spoken to everyone on the importance of being always thankful to God.

 

 

Why Does Prayer Have the Power?

In October, a prayer seminar was held on the campground of Zalesy, which was attended by representatives of six churches from the Association of Bible Missionary Churches of Ukraine – the churches are from Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Sarn, Kiev, and Novograd-Volynsky. It was a great time of fellowship, sharing and edification. We prayed for each other and thanked God for His great deeds in our lives, as well as in the lives of our churches. We also prayed earnestly for all those churches that are part of our Association.

 

 

Bible College in Rivne

In November 2018, the first session of the Rivne Bible College Word of Grace has taken place. Taras Nikolaevich Prystupa taught on “Personal Spiritual Formation.” During 9 days, 30 students from different parts of Ukraine, as well as brothers and sisters from Belarus, had an opportunity to dive into the atmosphere of the Gospel. The course touched upon such important aspects of the Christian life as: On what basis the Christian should build his/her foundation; prevalent stumbling blocks on the way to spiritual maturity; how one can preach the gospel to oneself and to others; how to live in the Body of Christ and many others. Please continue to pray for students to perform their homework before the Hermeneutics session, which is scheduled for February 2019.

 

 

News from the Far East

A long-awaited trip to the Udege village of Gvasyugy (1000 kmfrom Vladivostok) was finally undertaken. The brothers were able to bring warm clothes and groceries for Sergey Piskalov. They ask to pray for funds that are needed to buy the firewood for the winter time. Sergey's ministry, who selflessly works there for the glory of God, has brought so much joy to bothers who visited him there. His ministry continues to make a difference in the lives of some locals who visit the small group.

Unfortunately, brothers did not have a chance to speak with Alina, who is considered the very first Udege believer, since there was misadventure. As the sister was going back home from her relatives in the evening, she needed to cross the hanging bridge that had no railings, so she ended up falling off the bridge into the river, since she could not resist the strong wind. As this happened, she laid in the cold water for several hours before people helped her out. An ambulance from a neighboring village took her to Khabarovsk, where she will be getting a long-term treatment. Please pray for her speedy recovery and the inner state. Pray for the health condition of Yury Mikhailovich after the heart surgery. Yury, once again, got into the Coram Deo Institute and will soon go to the next session in Khabarovsk.

 

 

Ministry to Yazidi Kurds in Armenia

In October, our ministers, who serve among the Yazidi-Kurds people in Armenia, were able to come to the first session of the Bible College in Rovno. This has become a great blessing for all of us. Upon returning to Armenia, the ministers once again visited the Yazidi village of S., where the elderly couple live, who bring up their grandchildren. The grandfather is disabled, so is little granddaughter Maya with special needs who always had some speech impediment. Recently, Maya was bitten by a dog, which added insult to injury in a way that it was impossible to make out what she says. Seeing this situation, brother J. offered to pray for her. As the prayer was over, Maya slowly started enunciating individual words repeating after brothers, and then she spoke her own language. Praise our Lord for such wonderful deeds among this pagan people!

Please pray for this family! They are very receptive to the Word of God; and sometimes, they have several families coming over to their place to hear about Jesus and pray together with Christians.

 

Visit of Friends from Belgium

In November, one family paid visit to us – Pierre and Michel Blond from Belgium. They are engaged in the ministry of distribution of Christian audio materials and literature for evangelism in the different languages. They also have brought many gifts this time – microchips with biblical materials, solar audio Bibles, which do not need to be charged from the power outlet. These materials will be helpful for our missionaries who are working out on the missionary fields. The couple of Blonds also visited the house-dormitory of graduates of boarding schools and, one of the orphanages of the Rivne region where our ministers work.

 

 

How to Become a Mission Minded Church?

The participants of the missionary conference, which took place in the city of Kamenskoye at the end of November, were actually meditating on this important question. The small congregation House of Agape started considering how they can become the church of the Great Commission, and what they can do for this right now in their own city.

 

 

Missionary Conference in Rivne

On January 20 - 28, 2019, in the city of Rovno, at the Bible Missionary church Community of the Good Shepherd, will be held XXIV missionary conference: “that from my mouth the pagans hear the word of the Gospel and believe” (Acts 15:7b).

Please pray for the conference to go smoothly and for it to be attended by Christians, who are passionate for the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. Likewise pray for the missionaries, who are serving on the mission field, will be able to come and gather together at the conference.

 

Tatyana Arterchuk, Anatoly Kitaykin

Pray for:


Pray about the situation in eastern Ukraine;

Pray for wisdom and fear of God for the new government in Ukraine;

• Pray for God's mercy for the whole Ukrainian people;

Pray for the situation in Ukraine to solve the conflict in a peaceful way;

• Thank God for the blessings of holding Christian camps, excursions, and trips throughout the summer in different cities of Ukraine 

• About missionary work among Muslims in Central Asia and among Crimean Tatars in Ukraine;

• About the orphans ministry and graduates of orphanages in Rivne region;

• About preaching the gospel to the Christian teachers through the pedagogical magazine “Word to the Teacher”;

• About the students of Rivne Bible College and the School of Biblical preaching “Word of Grace” so that they can apply their knowledge in their churches.


Latest update:


Missionary Conference in Rivne

Written By Publisher on Monday, 14 January 2019 14:39

Hope to People Newsletter #10, 2018

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 09 January 2019 15:02

Restarting the Heart Is at the Cusp of 2019

Written By Publisher on Sunday, 06 January 2019 16:07

Taking Stock of the Passing Year

Written By Publisher on Saturday, 29 December 2018 10:34

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Written By Publisher on Monday, 24 December 2018 14:07

Prayer Newsletter # 9 / 2018

Written By Publisher on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:48

Information and Prayer Newsletter №8/2018

Written By Publisher on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:09

How to Become a Mission Minded Church?

Written By Publisher on Saturday, 08 December 2018 11:06

Why does the prayer have power?

Written By Publisher on Saturday, 01 December 2018 11:01

Hectic October

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 23:25


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:475Read 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:647Read 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:2107Read more

Social News

Restarting the Heart Is at the Cusp of 2019

Written By Publisher on Sunday, 06 January 2019 16:07
Restarting the Heart Is at the Cusp of 2019

Dear friends, thank you so much to all those who prayed for the Tenth New Year's Youth Conference “Restarting the Heart”!

Hits:6Read more

Hectic October

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 23:25
Hectic October

In October, a lot of interesting events took place for the Christian club "SKY."

Hits:74Read more

Autumn blessings of CFC «Nadia»

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:55
Autumn blessings of CFC «Nadia»

In September, in all the schools, the school year begins, but for Nadia this is a new training season. From the first days of the fall, we have children of...

Hits:76Read more

Education News

Why Have We Attended the Day of Preschool Education?

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 03 October 2018 00:46
Why Have We Attended the Day of Preschool Education?

The education department of IPO Hope to People always seeks to seize every opportunity to bring the Gospel to educators. On September 28, the head of our education department, Arkadiy...

Hits:125Read more

Rivne Bible College “Word of Grace” (Rivne, Ukraine)

Written By Publisher on Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:54
Rivne Bible College “Word of Grace”  (Rivne, Ukraine)

The goal of the College is to help church members grow spiritually providing them with the Biblical education.

Hits:126Read more

Integrity in the Ukrainian Education System

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 11 July 2018 12:40
Integrity in the Ukrainian Education System

Employees of the IPO Hope to People visited the Summer School of Academic Integrity in the Education System, which was held from June 26-29, 2018, at the National University “Ostroh...

Hits:164Read more

Our address

Ukraine 33023 Rivne, vul. S. Krushelnitskoi 71

phone: ++380 63 79 66

fax: ++380 63 79 76

More information

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