27 February 2008

Why Crimea?

We are here for a specific purpose. Jeff is writing missionary training materials and preparing for his next mission trip to Armenia where he will do two events. The first is training Armenian missionaries and the second is to teach a Bible conference for believers from a closed Islamic regime. Jeff baptized nine people from an underground church last year who came out of one of these countries. This is a door God opened that we are very excited about and would appreciate your prayers.

We come to Crimea because it is a good place to hide out and not be daily, sometimes hourly, interrupted with demands that are normal on the mission field, but make getting certain tasks accomplished rather difficult. The quiet here is wonderful...until the local church discovers us, that is.

As for me, I am preparing for a girl's evangelism activity in Simferopol (Crimean Capitol) on Saturday. It will be in the Simferopol Bible Church with young girls. In addition I am preparing a pattern book to give to children's workers when I do trainings with them as I did recently with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). That event was just a few weeks ago. It was a CEF training for workers from eastern Europe. The training resulted in an invitation to Belarus to teach there and three other invitations for around Ukraine. My main purpose was to give workers a vision of the value of using crafts as a tool in their evangelism of children and their families. Praise God that He helped me to accomplish this.

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