Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday, Sept. 4th Zhelty Vody, Ukraine

Hello Family! We just came from a wonderful church service here in ZV, Ukraine. The pastor taught on the priesthood of the believer, and how Jesus is our high priest, using Hebrews chapters 1, 8, and 9. Of course it was all in Russian, but Sveta, who's husband Pasha is a super keyboard player, composer, and arranger, sat behind us and interpreted the teaching for Lisa and I. They invited us up to share and sing a couple of songs, so we said a few words about why we were here in ZV (with Sveta interpreting) and then sang, "Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying," and our "Create in Me/He Touched Me medley." Then the whole church prayed for us, and told us they were going to be having a prayer meeting the same time we would be in court on Wednesday, and that they would be praying for us. It was difficult to hold back tears as we felt their warm sincerity, and we realize again that God, who created all things for His praise and glory, hears the praise and prayers of His children, no matter what language we speak! May God bless you today, no matter where you are, and we are so thankful for the sweet fellowship with His saints, and that He shows us His love regardless of what country we find ourselves in! This is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Lisa and the kids have already left for our afternoon visit with Kathryn, Clayton, and Kevin, so I'd better be on my way!

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