Cross-Cultural Placement in Ukraine

One verse that always comes to mind when I go on mission is
1 Peter 4:11
‘the ability which God giveth: that God in
all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ’
. If we step out in faith
and are available for God to use then God will do the rest.

This mission trip to the Ukraine consisted of two teams - one
a ministry team which I was part of and the other a building team who were to complete
a toilet block for Starrysaltov Baptist Church. As well as building the toilet
block the team also helped build a barn for an outreach ministry - in the nearby
village of Volchansk.

Over a two-week period, the ministry team and some of the
building team were able to go with Pastors from Baptist Churches and visit the
sick and the elderly. It was a blessing to encourage precious souls with God’s
word and bring some food as well.

As a team, we were able to take part in church meetings and
preach the gospel and give testimony. On one visit, to a care home, four people
repented and trusted in the Lord. It was a great encouragement to see the Holy
Spirit move and see souls being saved. We also had the blessing of bringing
God`s word to the Ukrainian army, posted on the frontline in one of the
troubled regions.

I am always humbled and thankful to be used of the Lord in
mission, I believe it not only strengthens faith but also our witness in this
world. On the missionfield we can see with our own eyes what television,
newspapers and radio do not broadcast - we see God moving in his love and
compassion and reaching out among the nations.

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