Birth of a new group

An hour has passed since the group left, and as I sit here to compose this post, my heart is full of joy and excitement!  Five hours ago, I must admit that there was some doubt going through my mind as I allowed some words spoken to cause me to wonder if this was truly going to happen.

The church planter, Sergei, arrived at my house almost an hour before we were to start and so it allowed us some time to talk and to discuss some future plans. It was a great time of thinking and dreaming for the immediate future.

The group arrived on time and we began by singing a couple of songs in Russian.  As we sang, my heart was in my throat as I listened and realized that I was witnessing the birth of a new group in Donetsk.  One that prayerfully will multiple throughout the center of the city.

One brother shared his thoughts from scripture of how a group be organized.  Then we discussed future plans and steps going forward.  We concluded by praying for each other and then drinking tea/coffee and getting to know each other better.

I am incredibly blessed to be a part of this new group and am excited to see how our future will develop.  God is so good!