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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Church Last Sunday

Karen and I are visiting America now and will be in the U.S. for 5 months. The last Sunday of October we attended our home church in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The service was great. Pastor Dima preached a really good, Biblical sermon about pressing on toward spiritual maturity.

The church after plateauing during the summer is growing again. Sunday's attendance was 175, a new high. We had testimonies from two brothers who were graduating from rehab. Our children's group has nearly doubled and 8 people came froward at the end of the service to repent publicly and pray. Here are several photos.

Children in Church
most of these kids
have parents who are now former drug addicts.

Two New Graduates

Yuri, on the left entered rehab 6 months ago. Karen and I drove him to the center. He was high, sick and could hardly walk or speak. Today his is a new, radiant believer, re-united with his wife and young daughter
Those who repented publicly in the service on Sunday


Kimmie said...

Praise God...may He bless your ministry and continue to grow His Body.

bless you!
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Amrita said...

Glorious - to see lives transformed and the next generation also in the Lord 's care.