Sunday, August 26, 2012
WORD OF THE DAY - Sunday 26 August 2012 from Nikolaev, Ukraine
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:31)
Они же сказали: веруй в Господа Иисуса Христа, и спасешься ты и весь дом твой. (Деяния 16:31 Russian)
Вони відповіли: «Вір у Господа Ісуса, і ти будеш спасенний — ти й твої домашні». (Деяния 16:31 Ukrainian)
Almighty God, dear Father in heaven ~ thank you for blessing us with the incredible gift of life on this new Lord’s Day on which fellow believers around the world have the opportunity to assemble with others of the same precious faith. Give us wisdom as we search for more effective ways to communicate the message of salvation through obedient faith in Christ our Lord to our own family members. Help leaders of families – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings that are united in the faith, to be more evangelistic since they already set a good example to other families. We offer this prayer in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
We had a wonderful day yesterday that included several walks around town to take care of errands near our apartment. The fountain looked very beautiful as a reminder of the Ukraine Independence holiday weekend. We also went shopping for fruits and vegetables at our central bazaar that overflows onto several streets with small vendors and farmers trying to display their goods. We are always amazed at how much lower the prices are for fresh goods than in the stores. We spent time at our church office and took picture of a picture that Nastya; the young girl who drowned painted for us. David Ciolcosz was present the day she gave us this special gift that we added to our collection of treasures, and he requested a copy of her painting. In the afternoon, we had a productive meeting with Pasha going over some details of our work together for the Lord.