Today was a day of excitement and bittersweet goodbyes. Each time we get ready to leave the country to minister we are reminded of those we are leaving behind. But the excitement in our hearts and a sense of mission begins to build. Our church and family are wonderful in encouraging and allowing us to go and do this 2 times a year. They lovingly pray for us and send us off which blesses us so much.
This time we are ministering in several areas.
On Sat. night we will be doing a mini marriage seminar at New Testament church where we have been invited several times. We will have 2 hours of teaching and then 1 hour for questions and answers.
Then on Sunday we will be ministering in the Town of Life church with Pastor Edik Opalenik. They invite us to come each time we visit Uzghorod and are always so receptive to the word God brings. We love this church and Edik and his wife. This man has a huge vision from God and so much energy and enthusiasm that it is refreshing to be in his presence.
On Tuesday we begin our Divorce Recovery Seminar. We are asking specifically that God will use us to bring healing to those who attend. So many are suffering from the pain of divorce all over the world. In Ukraine there is no provision made for women or children of divorce so the pain goes very deep because many times the women lose their homes and all income and have to go to work longer hours to support themselves and their children. Many times the children are left to raise themselves so mom can work. The long term affects of divorce are seen everywhere.
If you feel prompted to pray for us at any time, please do so, most likely we will be counseling at that time and need wisdom. Culture defines so much and we need to be sensitive to that but true to the word of God.
Once again, thank you for your support of our ministry. Whether financial or prayer support, it is all vital and you are a part of what we do.
PW and Sherry