Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
We had another productive study with Natasha, one of our World English Institute students.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Como el agua fría al alma sedienta, Así son las buenas nuevas de lejanas tierras. (Proverbios 25:25 Spanish)
Yesterday, after taking care to leave some scraps for the cats around the dumpster, we headed down to the Hotel Tourist to make sure that they understand we have guests arriving on 10 June 2011 for our World English Institute campaign. We had been speaking with a person on the phone, and when she saw us she remembered us from our two stays there on our first trip to Nikolaev, and the second time when we still did not have an apartment. The hotel is holding two rooms with two beds each, for the 4 English and Bible teachers who will participate in the first 3 weeks of our big attempt to reach more souls. The cost for the hotel will be less than $30 person. The price includes a full breakfast in the restaurant. We also had the opportunity to arrange for a van to pick up the WEI workers who will arrive in Kiev on 10 June 2011. We plan to travel there to meet them and ride back with them and their luggage in this van which will take them from the airport in Kiev to the hotel here in Mykolayiv. This will cost each person about $70 from Kiev to Nikolaev. We will make the same arrangement to take them back to the airport when they have finished their important work here. After taking care of things at the hotel, we walked up to the Central Market area and did something we have been “aiming to do” for a long time. We caught Tram number 8 and rode it to the end of the line. We passed through some familiar parts of the city, but we had never been all the way down Cosmonaut Avenue. We were able to see the impressive church building of the Christian Church Love of Christ. We rode our familiar bus number 43 that ends its route conveniently where the church meets. We still have several areas of the city that we have never had time to visit and we intend to do that sometime before our guests arrive. Yesterday was a holiday that went along with Easter. We had a telephone conference with one of the leaders at a Rehabilitation Center sponsored by Churches of Christ, which helps people who became Christians while incarcerated to adapt to civilian life now that they have been released. He invited us to come for a visit and for me to be prepared to preach the Gospel. We will pray about this and look for a way to answer this call. The location is in a remote area of the Dnepropetrovsk Region. We learned about this place when we helped two young men go there. We are most thankful for your prayers and words of encouragement for all that God is doing here in Ukraine.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Porque si creemos que Jesús murió y resucitó, así también traerá Dios con él á los que durmieron en Jesús. (1 Tesalonicenses 4:14 Spanish)
Dear LORD our God, whose love endures to all generations of people in all nations. Thank you for this brand new Lord’s Day, the day of the week that corresponds with the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus from the dead. Revive us again and again as we consider the wonderful hope of eternal life because of our obedient faith in Christ our blessed Savior who surrendered his earthly life as a sacrifice for our sins. Bless believers around the world who faithfully assemble on each first day of the week to honor our crucified, buried and risen Lord. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Y tomando José el cuerpo, lo envolvió en una sábana limpia, Y lo puso en su sepulcro nuevo, que había labrado en la peña: y revuelta una grande piedra á la puerta del sepulcro, se fué. (Mateo 27:59-60 Spanish)
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Y llevando su cruz, salió al lugar que se dice de la Calavera, y en hebreo, Gólgotha; (Juan 19:17 Spanish)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Así que entonces lo entregó á ellos para que fuese crucificado. Y tomaron á Jesús, y le llevaron. (Juan 19:16 Spanish)
Dear Heavenly Father ~ Thank you for another day that sparkles with a positive flow of blessings from your eternal heart of love. Forgive us mortals for not properly understanding the purpose of Christ coming to this earth. We feel the shame of those who treated your perfect Son in such a demeaning manner. Forgive us as we ponder over the love that was displayed for all humanity by the way Jesus endured the mockery of human justice and died for our sins. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.