Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good. Ecclesiastes 11:6
A New Ukrainian Believer Have you ever done something for God and wondered why more didn’t happen? You wondered, “Did I pray enough? Did I show them the love of God? Was I filled with the Spirit and faith?” Danelle and I were living in Ukraine, and that’s exactly how we felt after an exhausting week of sowing the gospel in Dimitrov, Ukraine one summer. We knew it was a battle, with no hot water, and cold water for only 2 hours daily, etc. The general apathy and defeated attitude among the residents also zapped our faith. But, as Ecclesiastes 11 tells us above, God is always working, even if we don’t know when! He always does more than we can see or imagine. Here is an example of God doing more than we imagined and in His timing.
Mindy Henson (a missionary friend in Kiev) wrote us recently, “We heard from Igor Tunik, in eastern Ukraine. This is a photo of Vitalik (on right) - he was one of the children at the camp where you all went with David, years ago. He heard your testimonies and the gospel. Tomorrow, he is getting baptized as a new believer! Praise God!”
All of this wouldn’t have been possible without your support and prayers. Thank you teammates!
Atlanta House Church Julia Yap is a member of our church. Enjoy her new personal testimony tract!
Prayer & Praise
1. Ukraine Pray for Vitalik, and other new Ukrainian Christians, to mature and reach others for Christ. Eastern Ukraine continues to be a dangerous place to live. Please pray for peace in this region.
2. Pittsburgh & NYC Trip Pray for Danelle & I as we visit our family 8/5-8/17 – good conversations & memories & safe travel!
3. Stephanie & Malachi Stephanie & David’s healthy son, Malachi, was born July 20th. Praise God! He’s grandchild #15! J Pray for his parents to raise 3 godly young men!
Thank you so much for being on our team!
Steve and Danelle