Monday, June 29, 2009

Our Home

Right now, we don't have water or bathroom facilities. We started today by pulling up the floor and leveling it. We're hoping to have everything in livable conditions by the end of July or August.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Good News

We just received our registration; Yuri is allowing us to continue Bible lessons with them; AND we have the key to our new home! Thanks for your prayers!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Yuri and Christina are again living together. Christina is under great conviction over this, but Yuri is against them separating because it will affect his business. He does not want to have to hire workers to work in his garden. They wanted to talk to us about it on Thursday. They said that it was too hard for Christina to live with her mom because they weren't saved. We offered for her to stay with us until they got married. I also offered to help Yuri with his plants and to drive Christina out to help. Yuri does not seem open and only wants us to say that what they are doing is okay. Please be praying for the Lord to soften Yuri's heart. Right now, he is very angry.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We have made a down payment on a house! The house is in the village where we do Bible studies right now. If everything is in order, we will be buying it by the end of the month and should be able to start work on it. It needs quite a bit of remodeling and water and sewer to be hooked up. There is also a vacant lot with a house next to the one we are buying. We are praying that God will open the door for us to buy that as well to use for the church.

God has also been doing a work in the hearts of Yuri and Christina. They are no longer living together. Please pray that they will stay separated until marriage. We will be talking to them about baptism on Thursday night.

Vladamir's Bible lessons are going well. Tatiana came back to church on Sunday, but did not stay for the Bible lesson.

Lastly, we have applied to be registered and they received our papers. We will get our passports back by the 23rd of June. This time was a little harder. I went 3 times before they finally took our papers.