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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

Friends in the Foxhole

There is a striking contrast between those living a peaceful, routine, Disneylandish sort of life at home and those who must face tragic realities of war or oppression as a normal part of life. There are many accurate parralels which can be made between war and our spiritual lives as Christians, as the Church. The … 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

Project Odessa Life | Have We Failed? | Monthly Ministry/Prayer Update | May 2012

  Has Project Odessa Life utterly failed before we’ve barely gotten underway?   For the past three months it’s been an intense geographic journey down the West Coast and an intense spiritual journey as well. We had no idea how things would turn out when we stepped out in faith to build a financial and … Continue reading

Special Financial & Prayer Update | April 2012 | Project Odessa Life

  Video edited by Plain English TV   In next months update we will return to our regular update style, and plan to officially and publicly thank everyone for all their generosity and hospitlaity in helping us out on this trip. It is remarkable how God has taken care of us through all of your … Continue reading

Monthly Ministry/Prayer Update | March 2012

“But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9:27 *To see our SPECIFIC PRAYER REQUESTS, scroll to the bottom. Thank you for praying! There was a man full of the Spirit who went to preach. He prayed and prepared and studied … Continue reading

A Means to a Means to a Means

Hello everyone. Just some thoughts from the hearts on asking people for money. Have any thoughts? You’re welcome to comment below.     For anyone curious, here is a link to the missions agency which oversees our monthly financial allowance:   INTERNATIONAL MESSENGERS   Link to blog on Scriptural Support for Support Raising —>HERE   … Continue reading

PROJECT ODESSA LIFE | MISSIONS VIDEO

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Monthly Ministry/Prayer Update | January

It took me a minute to figure out what he was saying. In broken English I heard the words, “If you agonize long, something will happen.” Did he think I was making him suffer? These are the kinds of things you have to try and decipher when you are teaching someone English and you don’t … 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

God is Not Broke …or Stingy

Just thought I would do a quick post on raising financial support as a missionary. Frankly, I have a few other blog topics I’d much rather blobble about, namely “Eastern Orthodox”, “Who are these guys faces on Ukrainian Money?”, or “Things to do in Odessa, Ukraine”.  These will all be forthcoming.  However, I’ve been confronted … Continue reading

Financing Update

Just a hello and an encouragement to our financial team furthering God’s work in Odessa through us. Note: James Freeman was a Unitarian.  Beware!  🙂