October 29th, 2017 marked a very special day for God’s Hidden Treasures. It was the first worship service at our very own Church of Hope. Our goal has always been that a wheelchair, walker, or any aid given to a person or family, would be just the first step in our being involved in their lives. Having a church where we can continue to minister to and disciple these families is a dream come true.
It was so great to see many families who attend our summer camps for children. Following the service we had fellowship time with tea and a cake commemorating our first service and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
During the service we sang worship songs in Russian and Ukrainian, heard some Bible lessons as well as a sermon from the text of Matthew 14 with Jesus walking on water. Following the sermon we joined in the Apostle’s Creed and the Lord’s Prayer and held an offering to raise support for food packets for families in need.
Please be praying for our church. We are the Church of Hope. God’s Hidden Treasures has been bringing hope to the forgotten of Ukraine for over 20 years and now we will bring hope every Sunday through preaching Jesus Christ, who died for our sins on the cross, and gave his life so that we might have life eternal. In him we have hope that can overcome anything we face in this world.
Our second service was held the following Sunday, on the 5th of November. Here is Nita sharing a message about building your life on the rock, Jesus Christ.
Pray for all the families who will be attending, especially during winter as it become much harder for the moms to get their children out of the house and around the city. Pray for our driver who is picking up people in wheelchairs throughout the city, that they would be safe every Sunday.
We also have another important prayer request for Masha. Her and her son Sasha have attended every one of our camps. She has recently had two operations on her back and needs a third operation to remove painful gallstones. She is delaying the operation because she cannot afford it. Please pray that the Lord will provide for her and Sasha and if you are interested in helping contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some photos of Masha and Sasha at camp. Thank you for your prayers!
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