|Coffee and treats. The presentation was lovely.|
Aren't they adorable? they were well behaved and so sweet and we wanted to bring them home with us.
When we got back to our hotel Tanya invited us to come downstairs for a little concert that was part of a seminar for those helping Abuse victims and Orphans in the city. These musicians were amazing. This was another unexpected blessings.
We also had the joy of having lunch with Pastor Alexey and Svetlana. We met them 16 years ago when they first came to Uzghorod. They are a precious couple who have stayed the course no matter how hard things have gotten or how many mistakes they have made. They went through a difficult season 4 years ago that could have destroyed them, but they hung in there and allowed God to work in their lives trusting that He had truly called them to Uzghorod. They said that they realized that they had lost focus of the call of God to preach the gospel so people would be saved. They are now seeing people saved and their little Church is growing again as a result of their repentance and obedience. They have a feeding program to homeless and those in need several times a week and have recently seen some of them come the Lord and start attending their Church. We will be doing a marriage seminar Friday evening at their Church and also ministering there on Sunday Morning. They have a wide age range in their Church with most being either in their 20's or over 50.
After lunch we went to one of the Gypsy Churches and had the joy of speaking to a small group of single women who wanted to learn and grow in their faith. We talked about God's purposes for them in relationships and how they can make an impact in the lives of those they love and the Church. It was a sweet time as always. There were two married women there so we kept the message focused on how women are called to make a difference.
I promise they were smiling a minute before I snapped the picture. It was cold in the building. A few minutes later some more came in to join us but we had already started to speak so did not get their pictures.
Here is PW with Pastor Viktor. He is a godly man who loves his congregation and has seen amazing growth under his leadership. They have also just built this gorgeous new building. However there is no heat so they are saving to put heat in for the winter. If you would like to help with this project let us know and we will see what we can do to get them the money.
|This is our sweet friend Angelica. We have known her since 2001 when we made our first trip to Ukraine.|
|As promised this is a picture of Valodya Sergchov and his wife Oksana. Dear dear friends whom we always love to spend time with when in Ukraine. We stopped in at the English School that they head up after our meeting with the Gypsy.|
|We finished the day off with these yummy Polachinka. Always a must have food when we visit.|
|Our sweet Olya, translator and friend. It was special ending to our day to spend time with her at dinner. |
We would ask you to pray specifically for Angelica's daughter Esther. She has MS and the doctors have just found more lesions on her brain. They are wanting her to take a medicine that cost $16,000 a year which is absolutely not an option for her. We continue to pray for complete healing for Esther and also for courage and strength for her mom. This is a difficult thing to face under the best of circumstances. Angelica is a single mom with no support from her ex husband.
Thank you to all of you who are faithfully praying for us during this ministry time. We truly have had a peace each day as a result of your prayers.
PW and Sherry