In the weeks following the baptisms of Yuri, Christina and Vladamir our church was hit with a very strong virus. There wasn't a family unaffected and some were in bed with high fevers for almost 2 weeks! It was such a blessing to see everyone almost recovered and in services today.
Oksana is still doing Bible lessons on Mondays, usually at about 3 PM our time (8 AM EST). It seems like the further we get into the lessons, the more she struggles. She is a strong orthodox and is having a very hard time turning from what she has been taught. Please be praying for her as we draw closer and closer to the end of our lessons. Pray that God will soften her heart and that she will stop fighting against the Holy Spirit.
In our last prayer letter we mentioned that a man named Sasha was going to be starting lessons. He has since told us that he has too much work right now. Even though it is planting season here and Ukrainians are very busy working in their fields, we don't think this is the real reason. Not only are they working in their fields almost all day, but they usually are drinking alcohol the entire time "for energy". We think that our request that those coming into our home be sober might be what is stopping him. We ask that you pray for God to give us wisdom as we work with these people.