"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." 2 Corinthians 4:4
9 AM Sunday morning on our way to church I began to talk to a man walking towards us, inviting him to church and offering a tract. He replied he was too busy and even at that early time, was already obviously drunk.
Not too far behind him was another man. As we approached he, understanding that "we believers" don't drink, immediately informed us that "it" wasn't for him and he was on his way to buy vodka so he could get drunk.
Returning home after the services we came across another man on the road, so drunk that he wasn't able to walk straight and even fell over once.
Today while I was working on the fence, one of our neighbors stopped by. In his drunken state, he began talking to me about life telling me that alcohol makes things better. I began witnessing to him and he asked me to come by with Yuri to talk with him. (His name is also Yuri.)
Alcohol is one of the devils greatest tools in getting these people to ignore God and His Word. On numerous occasions, it has been the reason people have not shown up for Bible lessons or come to church as they had promised.
The god of this world has blinded their eyes, making them believe that alcohol makes everything better - life easier to live, so that they have no time or desire to learn about the one who can truly give them the peace they long for. Please pray that God would work in the hearts of the people of Vvedenka, opening their blinded eyes to the truth that can set them free.
We especially ask that you be praying for the visit with our neighbor Yuri. Pray that he will still be open to us when we visit him later this week.