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Project Odessa Life | Monthly Ministry/Prayer Update | August 2012

Did you know? Ukraine is considered to be 79.01% Christian by Operation World. According to Wikipedia a survey from 2006 indicates: Eastern Orthodox – 26.8% Catholic – 5.9% Protestants – 0.9% Jewish – 0.1% other – 3.8% no affiliation/not aware – 62.5% The Orthodox and the Catholics do not believe the Gospel means Jesus + … Continue reading

If You Only Read One….Make It This One!

Monthly Ministry/Prayer Update The last couple weeks at camp has been one of the most fruitful and worthwhile things I have ever been involved in! To hear more just follow the link to the NEW VIDEO UPDATE. If you only ever watched just one of my video updates, please make it THIS ONE. 🙂   … Continue reading

A Christmas Note to Odessa & the World

This week I was upset about the fact that everywhere I go in Odessa I see Grandfather Frost decor and zero nativity sets.  I did manage to find one pretty small one of relatively poor quality.  I have since been informed that many churches do build their own.  It remains very noticeable though that communism … Continue reading

A Christmas Blog from Ukraine

It’s been one year, one month and thirty days since I crossed the Atlantic for the first time and placed my feet on Ukrainian soil.  Odessa is a charming city in its own right, hugging the Black Sea, hiding thousands of trees on the streets behind its many tall rectangular concrete buildings.  The center is … Continue reading

Lera’s November Update

Hello my friends! Happy Thanksgiving! I have a lot to thank God for! I have learned a lot from our pastor and teacher friends who came to teach us in the Seaside Missionary Training Center. One thing I believe I benefited greatly from is the week we were encouraged to do spiritual disciplines, specifically, prayer, … Continue reading

Monthly Ministry Update ~ October 2011

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” Pv 18:22 Last week the main teaching was on premarital counseling. Lera and I got some healthy review. It may come in handy when counseling others. Going over things like danger signs, love, expectations, finances, and communication. We were asked … Continue reading

Don't read into it.

Often people can be misunderstood.  This can either be the fault of the communicator or the listener.  Have you ever been misunderstood or misunderstood anyone?  All of us can answer yes. When I was in Bible College, as was typical for me, I raised my hand and asked the teacher a question.  As I remember, … Continue reading

A Day of Rest

As we are instructed in Scripture to remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy (Ex. 20:8). We are also taught in Hebrews 4 that Jesus is our Sabbath.  Knowing that the law was fulfilled in Jesus and pointing to the coming of the Christ, we find our rest from works in Him. By faith … Continue reading