Since our last prayer letter, we have been busily preparing for our ladies’ meeting/banquet. March 8th is a big holiday here called Women’s Day. We planned our banquet for the 9th. The Lord really blessed the meeting and about 12 ladies came. Almost all of these women are not saved.
We are continuing with the Bible lessons. The young lady, Nastia, has not been coming for her Bible lessons because she said she can’t get out of work in time but has continued to come to Wednesday evening services. She says she is interested in continuing. Her sister also hasn’t been allowed to come back to church in a few weeks.
Olya and Vasily have continued with their Bible lessons and only have one lesson left. We are earnestly praying that they will be saved. They both seem very sincere. Please pray for them. Olya’s lesson is on Friday and Vasily will have his on Sunday after services.
Ruselan and his wife Katia have not been coming very frequently to services. I have visited with him a few times, but they don’t seem very interested in Bible lessons at the moment because of her new job. Work is the biggest reason most people either don’t finish their Bible lessons or never start in the first place. You may remember Valodia. He almost finished his lessons, then got work. He still faithfully attends services when he is not working.
We have had two new ladies start coming to services. Their names are Zoya and Sveta. Sveta has stated that she is searching and very interested in learning more about the Bible. Zoya has brought her granddaughter to services last week. Pray that God would work in the hearts of some of these people and save them.
The Sunday School class has been doing pretty well too. In the past two months we have had 6 visiting kids come to Sunday School...just not at the same time. Two of those are our neighbors, Nastia and Masha. Some of you may remember Anna asking for prayer for their salvation. Anna has been praying for them constantly that they would come to church and get saved and she has been very excited the few weeks they have come. Pray that their parents will continue to let them attend Sunday School. Bogdan and Nikita, Ruselan and Katia’s sons, have continued to be regulars.
During Sunday School, I have been teaching the adult class in Russian. This has been challenging, but I feel like God is allowing the message to still be clearly presented.
Everyone is doing well. Jessica has had a few doctor’s visits and even though I know they are exhausting, she doesn’t get as discouraged by them as she has in previous pregnancies. Thank you all for your prayers concerning the visits and the pregnancy.