Thank you for yet another month of your upholding us in your prayers. We are enjoying a beautiful fall here in Lviv. Here are couple of pictures for you to also enjoy some fall colors :-) You can find more fall pictures and also ministry pictures in our gallery by clicking here.
We are also thankful for another month of ministry with the youth. We are encouraged by most of the students faithfully coming to our meetings. We are praying that God would speak into their hearts as we talk about our sin and God’s plan of redemption, going through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Most of the students seem to know some of the basic Bible stories and even some Bible verses and other things from the Bible but none of them seems to understand the concept of us being absolutely lost in sin and in a need of a Savior. Please pray for wisdom for us and for open hearts for these students! Pray that the students come to understand in a personal way that we come to Jesus not to “enhance our lives” but because we desperately need Him as our Savior.
Here you see the youth working with their memory verses (Psalm 119:9-11). As the Bible verse says (…Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You…), we are trying to have our students in the Word as much as possible. That is why we always give them Bible reading assignments to do on their own during the week. And we have to say we are pleasantly surprised to see that most of them really do them.
This is a picture from our meeting this past Sunday. The power went off and we meet in a pretty dark room, so we had to make do with candles. It was a challenge to keep the students focused when they could hardly see their worksheets and the Bible text we were working with, but we all survived :-)
We also have one “non-teenager” in our group. A young woman named Lyuda. You probably already know Lyuda from our newsletters. Her mom, Tanya, comes to our church but Lyuda was not coming. When we started working with the youth, she asked if she could come and be with our group, because she was interested in what we were teaching the students. So she has been coming and this past Sunday she said that she had many questions about things she did not understand from the Bible. She and her mom are coming to our house tomorrow night to talk about these questions. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to guide that conversation. We treasure your prayers!!!
Have a wonderful blessed week!
Tomasz and Miriam