We praise the Lord for the 19 people who will be baptized at the beginning of July this summer. With all the church we are preparing for this great holiday and want that more unsaved people would be present at this great holiday. We believe that God will work wonderfully at the people’s hearts.
We had two meetings at the Coffee House: one for young people and another for teens. We praise the Lord that many unsaved teenagers were present at the meeting for whom we pray to repent.
On March 24 I went to the rehab centre where with a group of brothers we started a new project there. There are so many people addicted to drugs and alcohol that we have to work more carefully with them. We pray in our churches and in home groups for people who are there and for those who work with such people.
With God’s help in February our church hosted 25 children from the war area, exactly from a town called Avdeevka that fell under bombs and explosions. Those children came so stressed, but spending 10 days with us, they became a little cheerful. They felt well in our families.
The most affecting experience in January was my trip to the war area, where along with some brothers from Romania, we served the Lord and the people in need there by bringing goods and money that our church raised for them.
Before the New Year’s Eve we had another youth meeting at the Coffee House, where 500 young people praised the Lord and enjoyed the fellowship in Christ. I am glad that more and more young people understand that their lives are nothing without Jesus Christ.
In November I met the young families from our church at a coffee and had fellowship studying the Bible about the love Agape. We learned how can we get this love and apply it in our lives. Also some families confessed how God has worked in their family life. At the end of our meeting many young families prayed God to give them the love Agape as Jesus had; a love that is ready to sacrifice and doesn’t seek its priorities but loves to death.
Between 1996-2000 I attended and graduated from the Theological Seminary in Kiev, Ukraine, then from 2001-2003 I studied to become Christian magistrate and Bible Teacher / professor in Christian schools. From 2003 I am a professor of Systematical Theology at the Theological Seminary in Chernivtsi where we prepare pastors for ministry in the region of Chernivtsi.
At the beginning of October I and a group of singers, called Shalom, visited two countries in Europe, Portugal and Spain, where we served in the local churches there.
At the beginning of the month there was a mega outreach in the central park of the city. There were nearly 1500 people who heard the Gospel and the beautiful songs of the choir, the orchestra and of the youth group.