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UKRAINE 2019

Leaving Europe

Leaving Europe after an amazing trip in Ukraine. Even after seeing the hard times and the struggles of Eastern Europe, we are encouraged and strengthen by live stream of Chris Johnson and the worship of Aaron Hufty. You fill our hearts.
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It has been an AMAZING Week!

It has been one of the most amazing weeks in Gods service. We are thankful for Ruslan for letting us serve with him and share God’s work. Thankful for our translator Alexa Rusanina to keep our word clear. So many people from FirstBaptist San Antonio are praying for you and for G
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Humbled and struggled to keep a dry eye…

We spent today with a Pastor we met briefly last year and were able to spend most more time with him. We can’t post any pictures of him or post his name because he is still working behind the lines of the conflict zone. We can’t even friend him on Facebook. If it wasn̵
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Lying in bed awakened by explosions…

I’m lying here in bed awakened by explosions, I check the time and it’s 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. I lay here for the next hour listening to the firepower. I have to remind myself it is a mile away because it sounds like it is right on top of us. I can’t help but to t
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Praise God for a glorious day!

Today was an amazing experience. We arrived early to the church and were greeted with an estimated 300 people of the 2,500 we would see that day. They were all over 65, disabled or single moms and the Gov’t has asked the church to be the main distribution point for aid in the ci
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Physical and Spiritual needs of the city

Most of today was spent driving from Pryluki south to the red zone north of Donetsk. We had to pass through 3 checkpoints in order to get to Krasnogorovka. Pastor Ivan has taken the well being of the physical needs and spiritual needs of the city personally. We look forward to ministe
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Women’s Shelter

Went to a little village outside Pruluki after worship today to visit the church run women’s shelter. When women get out of prison and they are struggling with addiction and don’t have identification, the church takes them in and gets them right with the Lord. I can’
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A Day of Encouragement

Today was a day filled with fellowship at Salvation Church in Pryluki. I did a sermon on how repent and witness pointed to the ultimate goal of discipleship (thank you Pastor Chris Johnson). But the big event of the day was Kathy’s testimony. The ladies really connected to it. A
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We made it to Munich

Thank you for the prayers. We made it to Munich with 30 minutes to get to our gate. Our departure gate was 28 gates down from where we landed. We will make our flight and hopefully our luggage will too. God’s got this! What ever happened it’s in His hands!
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Here we go!

The day started at 4:45am. We got an earlier flight so we’d make the connection in Chicago to Germany. We were on time and on the plane, however, the plane broke down and we are now 2 hours behind schedule. We are still trying to get everyone back on the plane. Praying we make t
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