The day dawned with a beautiful mist hanging over the city of Uzghorod. Our room has a lovely view of the whole city and over the past 14 years we have watched new homes being built and the city come to life. We love the morning sounds here. Roosters crowing as the sun comes up, dogs barking as men leave for work and the hustle and bustle of life. As we look out our windows we see each home with fruit trees and gardens and clothes lines with fresh laundry blowing in the breeze. The Ukranians do not waste their property on just lovely landscape, they use the ground for producing food they can eat all year, even if you live in an apt. here, you will see food of some sort growing on the balcony or in the windows.
We had a lovely day resting and preparing for our evening ministry at the New Testament Church.
Pastor Valodya had invited us to come at 3:30 to have coffee and fellowship with he and his wife and then the seminar started at 5. We had 15 couples who came to learn how to strengthen their marriages. It was a precious time and God met with us for 3 hours as we shared principles from the word of God to help them. At the end we prayed for them and asked God to help them continue to grow in their relationships. We also gave each couple a copy of our marriage DVD in Russian.
It is always a blessing when we come to have people whom we have ministered to in the past come up to us to speak about what God is doing in their lives. One lady came who had met her husband at one of our singles seminars 3 years ago. She was happy to report they had listened to our marriage seminar on cd and that they are happily married and expecting their first child in a few months. Some shared that they need to take what they have learned and apply it so it will bear fruit in their lives.
We hope to post pictures that we have taken once we figure out how to do it on this new program.
Please keep us in prayer as you go about your day.
PW and Sherry