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Week of May 2

PRIORITY: UPDATE Parliament will be voting soon. Please remember to pray for this situation. FOCUS ON NATIONAL PASTORS/ LEADERS: Sergei Masyoutin, is pastor of the church in Lisakovsk. He asks for prayer for several villages where they have small groups and for the spiritual growth of church members. MINISTRY: Easter Sunday was celebrated in Eastern […]

Week of April 18, 2005

Thank you for taking time to pray for these requests. PRIORITY: UPDATE The committee charged with working out the details continues to meet. The Baptist Union president met with this committee on Thursday. Please continue to pray for God to work in the midst of this situation. PRIORITY II: My visa paperwork has been submitted […]

Kazakh Church Start

On my recent trip to northern K’stan, I had the privilege to attend my first Kazakh worship service. It is a new church start (I do not want to reveal the city to protect the family). The story of how the church started is quite remarkable, but I am going to only give the condensed […]

North Kazakhstan Road Trip

No bath for 5 days. Eating lots of stuff that isn’t on my diet. No bath for 5 days. Sleeping in a different city and a different bed every night of the trip. Yet again, no bath. Meetings lots of people in many different places. Did I mention no bath for 5 days? Sounds like […]

North Kazakhstan Road Trip

No bath for 5 days. Eating lots of stuff that isn’t on my diet. No bath for 5 days. Sleeping in a different city and a different bed every night of the trip. Yet again, no bath. Meetings lots of people in many different places. Did I mention no bath for 5 days? Sounds like […]

Week of April 4, 2005

PRIORITY: Kazakhstan Parliament to vote soon on religious restriction! The Kazakhstan parliament is debating a new law to restrict evangelistic efforts here. Some of these restrictions include: all “missionaries” would have to be registered (however, the law is written as such that every member of every church would need to be). Sharing with friends, co-workers, […]

Street Witnessing

After my rollercoaster day in Saran, I arrived back in Karaganda and parked my car at the parking lot. I walked to the local shopping center and looked for a new wallet and as usual didn’t find anything I liked. I typically don’t buy anything right away, I like to look around at the options. […]

Rollercoasters Are Best Enjoyed at a Theme Park

Today was one of those roller coaster emotion days. I went to church in Saran, which is where the leader of the Baptist Union of Kazakhstan in pastor. Saran is about 20 km from Karaganda. When I woke up and opened my kitchen blinds the land was covered in a new blanket of snow. It […]

Week of March 28, 2005

PRIORITY: The Kazakhstan parliament is debating a new law to restrict evangelistic efforts here. Some of these restrictions include: all “missionaries” would have to be registered (however, the law is written as such that every member of every church would need to be). Sharing with friends, co-workers, and strangers could constitute a “meeting”, even in […]

Week of March 21, 2005

Thank you for taking time to pray for these requests. PRAISES: Alosha, a young man that I met during youth camp last summer has checked in to a Christian drug rehab center. I am praising God for this development since he has always said he didn’t have a drug problem. Pray for his salvation! GOD […]