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Nov 06, 2023
Editor’s Note: The images below were provided by an SGA-supported church.
A Joyful Noise In The Village

Pastor Pavel shares how he is searching for better ways to communicate with Esmir, an extremely difficult young man. “I don’t even know the notes myself, but I can play along a little.” By playing along, an opportunity has been granted for more conversation about the Gospel. Sometimes, we tend to give up on souls who are difficult. Often, we walk away from people when they don’t respond. But Pavel met Esmir where it was easier for a relationship to develop, in hopes that communication of the Gospel would lead to a transformed heart. Please pray along with Pavel as he continues to point Esmir to the Lord.

“Greetings, dear brothers and sisters. We sincerely thank you for your participation in the ministry of the local church. Thanks be to the Lord for His mercy and patience. I want to ask you for support in prayer for a teenager (in photo). His name is Esmir. He has been in the church since childhood, because his mother is a member of the church in the village. Not a simple character, he is closed mostly, but the expression of negative emotions is unstoppable. It is extremely difficult. The mother is very offended by the remarks addressed to her children and the father is an alcoholic. Now Esmir has become interested in learning to play the guitar and I have a chance to use his interest to support conversations. I don’t even know the notes myself, but I can play along a little. I show him chords and learn our hymns with him and some other guys. Please support us in prayer.”

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