In two different regions of the Ukraine in May, the Gospel went forth powerfully. Lives were changed as we ministered to the poor, preached in churches and prayed for the sick. It was great seeing God move in this part of the world, as many challenges have recently risen up in the Ukraine, including military conflict and a new government. We ministered in gypsy villages, local churches, homes, on the streets and even in a newly developed camp outside the city of Chernivtsi. We pray that God will continue to make a difference in these precious people.
Preaching in a local church in Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Praying for believers in a ministry time.
One of the many gypsy men we impacted with the Gospel near Berehove in the western part of Ukraine
Chris Ward sharing the word of God at 'Narnia' camp outside of Chernivtsi, Ukraine
A Christian school in Chernivtsi where evangelist Levi Szandai from Romania shared with the students
The youth and church family we ministered to at the 'Narnia' camp outside Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Our small team of Brad Mayer, Chris Ward and Romanian evangelist Levi Szandai touched many lives in villages in the far eastern region of Hungary in May. Many villages in this part of the world have a 'gypsy street' where there is often a lot of poverty. We prayed for the sick, led people to Christ and taught about evangelism in both homes and in a local church.
Brad Mayer teaching in a local church in Botpalad, Hungary
Chris Ward ministering to youth in eastern Hungary
Leading a very gifted musician back to Christ in his home in a gypsy village in Hungary
Evangelist Levy Szandai from Romania sharing with young people in Hungary
Response to the Gospel invitation. Every soul is precious to the heart of God
Crossing the border from Romania into Moldova was the first time I really felt like I was passing behind the 'iron curtain.' This former communist nation had evidences of days past with numerous concrete block buildings and Soviet-era lookouts at the border crossing. Maybe the signs in Russian style Cyrillic lettering added to the flavour for us.
The people were hungry for the Gospel though and it was great to minister with a pastor who not only had a church in Cahul, Moldova, but he was planting another church in Galati, Romania not far away. Pray for this nation that God would move where many women are unfortunately the victims of human trafficking.