Showing posts from June, 2015

Housing Project in Vanavara

Missionary Matt Northcutt and I flew up to Vanavara to buy property. This is a big step towards moving to this village to share the Gospel with them. I want to thank every one who has been praying for our  housing needs.
We had a very productive trip. I went up with the intent to secure land, or at least start the document process for securing land to build on.  I was going up on faith; knowing that we had enough finances to secure land, but would need a considerable amount of additional finances to build. The Lord opened up an amazing door. 
We found a large village flat for sale. It is a fairly large flat, 70 square meters (750 square feet).This a pretty big deal. You may remember from our earlier letters, that typically  most of the village apartments and flats are too small to meet the legal requirements for the size of our family. Often times they are more like a dormitory than an apartment. Also, the few people who do own the larger ones hold on to them like gold. So, it is very r…

Property in Vanavara

In the midst of VBS, missionary Matt Northcutt and I are flying up to Vanavara to buy property. Please pray for a smooth trip, and that the Lord will direct us to the right properties. Pray for the Vacation Bible School this week in the village of Bartsov. The Vacation Bible School last week in the city of Krasnoyarsk went very well, with over 11 visitors the first day. Once again, I covet your prayers as Matt Northcutt and I fly to Vanavara tomorrow to buy properties, our first step towards moving to this village to share the Gospel with them.

VBS 2015

VBS is starting tomorrow. We are starting a little earlier this year then usual. The reason is that July marks the 20th anniversary of the Krasnoyarsk Baptist Church and we will be having a special service. We wanted to finish the VBSs before then so that we could have time to focus on preparations for the anniversary service. 
Like last year we will be holding VBS in four different locations: the city, three villages; one of which being Shila, where we live and minister. Each VBS runs from Wednesday to Sunday. 
This year's VBS theme is "Unto the Uttermost." The focus of the teaching will be on the Gospel and missions. This past Saturday we finished the decorations. To go with the theme, we made the church to look like an airport. Please pray for this summer's VBS. Please pray for souls to be saved and for Christian  young people to see the importance of missions.