Welcome to our site!

We are a small congregation located in southern Ukraine. Through this site we hope to keep you posted of the happenings here in Nikopol, as well as introduce you to our congregation. This site is intended as a precursor to a more comprehensive website in the future, but until then don't be a stranger, and feel free to leave your comments!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Progress in Krivoy Rog?

   With all the activity here, we have not been able to get to Krivoy Rog.  All the Same, Lydia has been talking with her neighbors.  One of them, a lady named Lena, wants to be baptized.  We are planning to go up and do some more lessons shortly.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Neat service

While in Chisinau, Moldova, I met with a congregation there. After the main service, we did a video conference service with a church in Indiana.

Monday, April 14, 2008

more problems

As it turns out the invitation from the church was not completed. the embassy here claims that i must get an additional stamp from an office in kiev, which the office in dnepropetrovsk did not tell me. this means that i made a trip here for virtually no purpose. tonight i will take a train to kiev, and hope i have better success tomorrow.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

English lessons conclude

We concluded the english sessions yesterday. The weather turned out nice for the second week and attendance picked up some. Jason Casey and I visited a school as well as spoke in one of the college classes. i have been invited back to both schools. Last evening brought back memories, as we concluded with a concert. John Van Voorhis, along with Mark McDonald, sang "Hallelujah Square" which I remember John singing many times in my youth in Massachusetts.
Today, I leave for Moldova. I have been able to locate a church there. through the internet. There are even some Christians from America visiting there right now, so it should be an exciting time. Unfortunately, my family is not traveling with me. Hopefully I will be able to update the blog from there. I should be able to upload some pictures soon.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

English lessons almost over!

  The weather has gotten better and we have had several more students this week than last.  Among them is my upstairs neighbor! Although we have had fewer students than in previous years, It seems that they are more open to religious discussion.  I have been pleasantly surprised by the ability of some of our younger students to understand and apply spiritual principles.  

Saturday, April 5, 2008

New brother in Christ!

   Andrei was baptized in His home at about 4:00 pm today (Apr 5th). He had even prepared a prayer in English and read it after his baptism. They were probably the deepest thoughts I have ever heard expressed from a new Christian. Praise God!!