This report comes from a church with only 13 members. Yet our God is big, and this small village church is being used in a mighty way! The Gospel is going forward, and people scattered by war are coming to Jesus in faith and are wholly transformed by the grace of God.
Please pray for this village church and the many faithful churches just like it that have not shrunk back in the war. They have offered what they have and given thanks to God, and He has blessed their efforts to minister to their fellow Ukrainians in need.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
Christ the Savior Church has been hosting IDPs [internally displaced persons] since March 2022. The first refugees were from Kharkiv, several families with small children. We even had babies born in the Carpathian Mountains during the war, and it is such a blessing to see how the Lord gives new lives. Someone comes to us, someone leaves. And everything changes so quickly. We have had 38 people from the Donetsk region. All the IDPs were hosted where there were available houses. Some were placed in empty houses in other neighboring villages. These people almost all come to Sunday services in the House of Prayer. At present, only IDPs from Mykolaiv and Zaporizhzhia regions are staying in our village. Mrs. Liudmyla and her son Yevhen repented and were baptized in our church.
As much as possible, we always visit IDPs and low-income families living in our community. We organize Bible study groups for them, help them with food packages that SGA partners so kindly provided. It is a great help and support when people remember us and care about our suffering people and their families. Today there are 13 church members. Another family from Enerhodar has expressed a desire to join our church. We share our testimony, read the Scripture to them, and the Lord gives faith in their hearts and grows up those who love His Word. We pray and ask the Lord for strength to work and not to get tired. God sees our hearts and our desires.
Glory to our God today and forever. Amen.
Pastor of the church
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