The past few days have flown by in a blur. On Friday Jani and Tünde arrived to Kyiv from Eger and then we headed out the the Calvary Chapel Ukraine Pastors and Leaders conference which was held at a very nice Christian conference center in Irpen, just North-West of Kyiv. There were also pastors in attendance from Belarus and Moldova, almost 40 in total.
Ben Morrison and I taught the conference on the topic of Christocentric preaching, and our focus was on explaining why it's important to preach that way and how to do it. Let's just say, the weekend and the material was nothing short of revolutionary for these pastors, and I can see how God is going to use this approach to shape this movement going forward. It was so good that I plan to make sharing this approach a priority in the US and wherever else I will have the opportunity to do so.
One of the pastors in Ukraine, in the city of Kharkiv, is the nephew of a lady at White Fields, so it was great to connect. Additionally, the pastor who came up from Moldova is an old friend of my wife and I, and it was great to catch up with him and hear what the Lord is doing there.
After the conference, Travis and I drove with Ben and Levi to Svitlovodsk, and this morning I taught at their church service. The people are very open and responsive to the Gospel and I was able to see many of the people I had met on my trip last year.
In the evening we did a men's fellowship at the Banya (Russian sauna) and had a great time.
Tomorrow evening and the following evening Travis and I will be teaching a seminar on Work as Worship, so please pray that goes well.
Here are some photos of the conference and church today:
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I am trying to find an advocate for a young family from Moldova.
They live in East London and the father has threatened the motherand repeatedly brought home woman and had sex with them in the house. He told his wife she needs to call him master like Sarah told Abraham. He used Christianity to control her and the church they came from helped so she is a bit scared of church but believes in Jesus.
Can you forward me any Calvary ministry leaders that could help advocate, plug her in to the process she needs to get safe?
I will do that today and get back to you. Praying for you and this family.
Hi Skip, I recommend you get in touch with Calvary Docklands in East London. Here’s their website: http://calvarychapeldocklands.co.uk/
I’ve emailed them what you sent me, and told them that you’ll be in contact with them soon. Blessings! Nick