This photo was sent to me a few weeks ago by one of our missionaries. He is buying firewood for poor families in villages near Chernobyl in Ukraine. This is one of the grandmothers being helped. He brings firewood and shares the gospel, both in word and deed.
We are so grateful for your trust and generous support. We feel the keen responsibility to be good stewards of God’s resources, to help the poor and to sow into His kingdom. It is never too late to plant the seeds of hope and forgiveness. The gospel is as true and relevant today as ever.
Trip to Eastern Ukraine
As you read this update, Paula and I are preparing to go to Ukraine and visit some of these families. We will partner with local Ukrainian missionaries working in the war zone, the Chernobyl zone, and other areas. As we plant seeds of God’s love, pray with us that there will be a great spiritual harvest in this very tough part of the world.
Over 100,000 Russian troops have massed near the border with Ukraine. We will go to Avdeevka near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine to bring Christmas presents and assist our missionaries there. This battered town is on the frontlines.
Lastly, we have plowed the fields on the Armenia farm and will plant grass and hay in the spring. We are pouring new concrete in the “cow barn” so we can bring the cows in Feb/Mar.
Funds for the tractor are still approximately $10,000 short but our financial commitments are met for the year.
We look forward to 2022 with excitement and determination to press on. Thanks again for being part of our journey and have a Merry Christmas with your family.