Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Russia snapshots

Dennis Hilman and Gregory Greve have been in Russia for several weeks now. Here are some updates from Dennis' Facebook page:

MARAT FROM GAGARKA - 12 years after he first invited me to this home as a 13 year old Muslim boy. Whereupon he received the grace to believe in the living Lord Jesus, be baptized and lead his family and relatives in other villages to find a life of faith. Still claiming God's grace! Here with me on his traditional old Russian sidecar motorcycle. Also with mother Nadya (in yellow) and from left to right Denis Zhevlakov (the first boy who came to faith in the awakening in the boys' pretrial prison in 1999), our faithful translator Misha and Lena who joined our congregation years ago.

BAPTISM OF EVELINA - Today I had the privilege of baptizing a sweet little girl from a family I have known for years from Kamishlov, about two hours from this church in Ekaterinburg, who were active in our congregation there. Their daughter Olga and her husband Mikhail are Evelina's parents. Olga's mother and brother Vova were the godparents. The pastor of this congregation is Waldemar Benzil. He also asked me to bring the Word. "The water and the Word!"

DISPLACED CHILDREN - Today we spent all afternoon in a children's home with a precious group of six children from disastrous home situations, ages 12 to 14. I was able to share many experiences from living abroad and working with children around the world as a pastor and servant of God. They seemed quite fascinated and asked many questions. Pictured here is also Greg Greve with whom I am traveling in Russia this month (center). To his right the group "mother" Marina. Also Nona Rib (left, who brought us there), as well as Elena (front left). Young Roma is holding a globe that I explained God has given me as my working place. He was full of questions. Imagine that any parents could have abandoned such a clever and beautiful child!! "All are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world!"

Dennis and Greg will be in Russia until the middle of September. Please continue to pray for their time there!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Upcoming trips

Here is the list of upcoming trips. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Foreign Mission Administrator as soon as possible! foreignmission@comcast.net

August 15 - September 15: Russia

October 3 - about the end of October: South Africa

November 1 - November 21: Kenya

sometime in January: India

sometime in February: Burma (Myanmar)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

July Foreign Mission Monthly News

Endeavoring to obey the Word of our Lord...Go ye into all the lands and preach the Gospel to every creature.

Come join us!

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." Matthew 28:19-20

Have you considered that your interest in reading this report each month or that your commitment to pray and support the Foreign Mission may also be God's way of prompting you to come on a trip? We would love to have you come!

There are many things we do in the field to share the salvation of Jesus: preaching, teaching, praying, singing, helping... There are ways we all can serve! If you feel God's call don't let a feeling of inadequacy stop you! Remember...God doesn't always call the equipped but he always will equip the called!

If you want to know more about coming on a trip in the future, check out the Upcoming Events section below and contact the FM Administrator today! foreignmission@comcast.net.

Word from the field:

God's Peace.

Thank you for the help for the re-printing of Sunday School Text Book... the amount reached to the account Yesterday.

Please pray for our area as the river is flowing and some face problems with lots floods...

Praying for you all...

Thank you,

Yours in His service,
Pastor K (India)

Support options 

Email or click on the Donate link above for regular support options.

Special projects
Only funded with earmarked funds

Motorbike: Pastors in Kenya and other places are asking for motorbikes to help them travel between their congregations. any amount gladly accepted      

Church Building Fund: Congregations around the world meet under trees, in mud shacks, or out in the open. There are always requests for help building churches. any amount gladly accepted

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Upcoming events

> Two trips are planned for the fall, one to Russia in September and one to Kenya in October/November. Please pray for continued planning!
>There is space on the trip to
India next January/February and space on the trip to Burma (Myanmar) in February 2013. If you are interested in coming, please contact the FM Administrator as soon as possible. foreignmission@comcast.net
> There may be a trip to South Africa in the next six months. Please pray for us as we try to determine when to take the trip.
Missionary Dennis Hilman is engaged to Marilyn Stenerson. Their marriage will be January 1st in Florida.
> FM Administrator John Ruotsala is currently making church visits in the Midwest.

Prayer and praise

> The ALC annual convention was a blessed time of fellowship! We praise God for the time we had there. The meetings and services went well.
The president of Sri Lanka will shortly be voting on a bill about religious freedom in Sri Lanka. Please pray that God will touch his heart and help him make the right decision! 
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