Monday, March 18, 2013
Church Planting and much more in the Ukraine
Miracle Ministry: It is my pleasure to report on the amazing work that God has done in the Ukraine. I traveled to Nikolaev, a city of 600,000 people in 1993. We fell in love with the Ukrainian people. The Soviet Union had just recently failed and there was great needs in the country. Pastor Slavik Kravchuc hosted a group of 16 of us and kept us busy for one wonderful week of service to the Lord. Since that time 20 years ago the church pictured here was built. It is now the largest church in this city. Happily by 2013 more than 57 churches have been started by this pastor in the city and the surrounding region. Another miracle I came home to my ministry at the Bay Area Rescue Mission and we began providing clothing in 600# bales for shipping to this church on ocean going containers. To our wonder in the following years over 300 containers of some 40,000 pounds each have been sent. This clothing has been unusually used of God to train people, and to provide for the inner-city poor and jobs have been provided for the unemployed.
Still more Two recovery centers have been established to provide services to addicted men in the community.
Action Item Please pray for Pastor Slavik and the whole team of dedicated believers there...and for their ongoing evangelism and service.
We are pleased to be priviledged to continue sponsorship of this vital ministry.