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We believe, and therefore we speak

Today in the church "Community of the Good Shepherd," was the grand opening of the XXI Missionary Conference. Crowded with guests hall has immediately drawn into the atmosphere of a significant event. And it really was so, because we were able to welcome sixteen missionaries from around the world, and it was just the beginning. During the following week we are expecting more guests who will share God's work in the places they are from.

Being limited in time, on Sunday there was an opportunity to hear only some short greetings of some missionaries, but they were a great testimony of God's love. Especially touching were news about the ministry in the East, because we know the least about those places.

Also, a great discovery became the testimony of the missionary from the Crimea, which carries his ministry to the people such as the Chukchi. He shared about the difficulties of relocation away from "warm" sea to the "cold" sea and adaptation to a completely new culture. Unusually was to meet an elderly man who had never heard about Jesus. Not all people after the missionary schools could become missionaries. An interesting feature of this remote nation is that the Chukchi can serve and take care of you the whole day in silence, saying only two words that actually reinforce what they have done doing. And just the same way they perceive the Gospel - tere’s no need to talk a lot, we have to show them.

Opening the conference theme, Taras Pristupa preached on the place from 2 Corinthians 4:13. The main idea of the sermon was that if we believe in the Gospel and the Great Commission, we speak, because we can not keep silent. Conversely, if we are silent, then maybe our faith in unreal? On the example of St. Paul, we can see that this path is not easy, but if our faith is sincere, the Holy Spirit will create the conditions for us to speak.

The completion of the meeting was a prayer. Gathered in small groups, each of them invited a missionary to hear the prayer requests and to pray in the community. And all those who could not be with the missionaries in the places where they have been to, they could reinforce and serve with prayer.

And this week we will have the opportunity to meet with our guests closer through different seminars, communication in groups and dinners. Pray for the conference, that the glory of God was in everything.

Olya Denysiuk

Pray for Ukraine

  • About Ukraine, and rather of its leaders and about ourselves – Ukrainians, to fear God and serve Him;
  • About the summer season Christian camps 2016 – the special time of sowing and reaping. At the campground of Zalesie every week will be held camps for friendly churches within our region;
  • About the presentation of the Gospel in Central Asia, in the Crimea, and among the Crimean Tatars in Ukraine;
  • About the ministry to orphans and graduates of orphanages in the Rivne region. For many years (more than ten) by the dedicated servants (Ruslan Kovalchuk, Bondarchuk family and many volunteers among them) are fulfilling such ministry in orphanages of the Rivne region. Family of Alexander and Valentina Bondarchuk from the church “Source of Life” in Zdolbuniv for many years helping to graduates of boarding schools to get adapted in this difficult world;
  • About the Gospel sharing with teachers through Christian magazine “Word to the teacher.” Currently, there is a constant leader of publication in the team – brother Arkady Sloza, a member of the church “Reconciliation” Rivne. Please feel free to contact him!
  • About 50 students of the fourth set of School of Bible preaching, for their 3-year training and ministry in their local churches. Pray for the teachers: Alexander Kalinskiy, Andrey Rezunenko, Taras Prystupa, Benjamin Portansky, Vitaly Rozko and others;
  • About soccer club “Nadea,” of its head coach Alexander Gonchar and his assistants, so that the Gospel could have reached the hearts of boys who attend training.

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