God bless our brothers in Christ!
Our summer started with prayers for our missioners’ ministry in Fenevichi village. We were praying that God will bless hearts of our brothers and sister to offer for kids (with parents non-believers) of this village, so they could go to our summer camp. God blessed us this year and we could make a camp at the sea shore of Black Sea (Crimea). It is much more expensive then to just have tent camps, but due to your offerings many teenagers had seen the Sea at first time!!!
Our team ran two weeks of the camp.
The 1st week (about 40 people) mostly consisted of teenagers and youth. The majority of teens were from families of non-believers. People in villages do not have jobs, many of them drink. And their children do not have any opportunity to go to the sea. Plus it’s Chornobyl zone and these children badly need going to the sea (at least once a year).
As you know we have small Bible study group in Fenevichi and Natasha works with local teenagers. Now we pray that God will allow us to rent a house there, where we could feed and take care of those children whose parents drink or cannot take care of them.
Pray with us about that need!
Our youth team ran Bible lessons with tanagers. In the morning we had Bible study, in the noon we ad lessons “Indescribable God – Creator and Savior”, in the evening youth made a program (bible quiz, games, pictures of the day). Christian film was a conclusion of every day.
Also our youth evangelized in personal way. As a result one young man repented and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior! His Name is Denis.
Please, pray that God will keep him, lead and teach in His truth!
One more young man made a decision to get baptized and become a servant among teenagers! Dima started to come to our church because of our teens’ club. During last two years he had been joining us in all our camps and church events. His decision is a blessing for our church.
So, pray for him that he could be true servant of God!
The 2nd week (more than 40 people) was formed out of young families and those who is getting ready to get married. The subject of our Bible lessons was “Christ is our Savior”. Themes for morning, noon and evening lessons were about God’s plan for the family.
Dan and Cindy helped us a lot by making English lessons and Bible lessons in English.
Their ministry was especially useful for those campers who still did not accept Jesus as their Savior, because through their interest to English lessons they’ve got to know about God’s Majesty and his plan of Salvation.
Also there were single mothers among campers who lost their husbands. One of such ladies decided to get baptized and dedicated her life to God. Her name is Oksana and she has lovely daughter Sonia.
Pray for Oksana that she would always feel God’s caring hand on her and her growing in faith!
Besides that during our lessons one couple of young people asked for permission for their engagement. So the blessing of our camp are two baptized children of God and one young family! Praise God! Please, pray that God will lead them in his mighty hand!
Our church is thankful to you all, our brothers and sisters, who prayed and made offerings for our summer camps! Your labor is not in vain before God!!!