April 11, 2014
International Bible School- Petrodolina
Dear Friends in Christ,
I just wanted to quickly write a special prayer request. Today 23 people from Odessa and Petrodolina will be traveling to our church’s national youth conference. I do not know exactly how many will gather, but this is a very important weekend. Many of you know that with the regional conflict, it might be very difficult to expect students from Russia or Belarus to come to Bible School next year. Therefore, most likely our student body next year will be comprised of mostly Ukrainians. Our church does not have a great number of youth nationwide. Yet, many of those young people will be gathering this weekend. One of the events planned this weekend will be a presentation of the Bible School. Present and former students will be there as well to rub shoulders with the youth.
* that many would come to this conference.
* that we (students and staff) would take every opportunity to speak and share about Christ and the school.
* that God would draw these youth to Himself.
* that God would use this weekend to plant Bible School seeds into many of these youth.
* for me as I preach on Sunday morning…in Russian.
* for great and safe travel as we drive (7 hours one way).
Thank you for your prayer support regarding this conference.
In His Grace,
Andy, Monica, Moriah, Isaiah and Josiah
We send a big thank you to the WMF for your gifts of encouragement and support! We pray for your ministry, and the many groups of women meeting throughout the US, that the Lord’s grace and love bless many.
We are currently enjoying three former AFLBS students here with us (Sam Olek, Josiah Nelson, and Luke Quanbeck), youth ministry interns who complete their service here in Ukraine this month. They have a full schedule during their short time in Odessa, but our family was especially blessed to have them with us.
Andy has a busy teaching schedule this month, as he has taught Acts and now is finishing Romans, and has several weekend seminars. This past Saturday I hosted the ladies from our school and some staff who could come. It was such a great time (photo attached)!
Thank you all for your prayers. May the Lord bless you!