Almighty God, Most Holy and Merciful Father in Heaven ~ Thank you for the wind that blows and reminds us of the words of Jesus that are immortal. Help all people to remember that our soul comes from you before we were even shaped into a human body in our mother's womb. Please help us to awaken this generation to the evil of destroying unborn babies. Help young mothers and fathers to be willing to make sacrifices to raise children who will be devoted to the faith of our fathers that we learn from Christ, the apostles and other inspired writers of the scriptures. We pray in Jesus name, Amen.
This morning we are having connection problems, hence the need to be sending this from a smoke filled Internet cafe. We need to get out of here quick before I start hacking. We had a wonderful day yesterday (Sunday) in our new meeting place. We had 18 present for our first service in the new facility. Two were new visitors we had not previously met. God is giving us plenty of opportunities to share the Word with people here in Ukraine. It was a great blessing that our brother Nikolai was able to be present. He is often out of town with his work. He, along with Evgeny Shevchenko suggested that it would be good for us to help get a church of Christ started in Nikolaev. This is not a small city, with a population somewhere around 500,000 souls. We just need the wisdom to take advantage of each situation with the greatest amount of tact and skill. We are praying for more workers in this harvest field. Our brother Ivan Tupchanenko from Magadan is originally from Ukraine, and will be taking his vacation in October. He plans to spend some time with us, and he will be a valuable helper. He serves the church there as the preacher when he is not working out of town. In his absence, Vasily usually handles the preaching responsibilities. Three of the children who attended our Bible classes when we met in Nikolai's office, found our new meeting place. They came with parents permission and we noticed how nice they were dressed for Sunday morning worship. Thank you for your prayers.
David Binkley, Sr., evangelist
P.O. Box 196Nikolaev 17, Ukraine 54017