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MISSION TO CRIMEA 2003
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UPDATE DEC 2006.. AFTER TWO YEARS WE RECEIVED WORD FROM PASTOR YURI THAT GOD HAD DELIVERED THE 200 DRESSES FOR THE GIRLS AT THE ORPHANAGE. LINDA HAD RECEIVED THE DRESSES IN LATE 2002 THROUGH VARIOUS GIFTS BUT THROUGH ONE GOD CONNECTION AFTER ANOTHER MISSIONARIES FROM PASADENA AREA..DELIVERED THE BLESSING.

Mark 6:34 "When Jesus saw the multitude he had compassion on them for they were like sheep without a shepherd."

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LINDA PRESLEY @ THE BLACK SEA

Date: Monday, September 22, 2003 22:39:30
Subject: prayer
 
Dear Phil and Linda,
Sorry that we did not write you for a long time.We are
still trying to catch up with the rhythm of life and
do not always succeed in this.Thank you for your care
and sensitiveness to the Spirit.We have had several
chances to prove them.We are really going through some
tough times.Sometimes we wonder where everything is
gone in the church.We are in a valley and what is
worse is that we have almost forgotten how it
feels.The Lord told us that we are going through a
time of pruning(John 15) and disciplining (Hebrews 12)
and we really see much restoration and purification in
our lives but sometimes we really wonder what is going
on.We still do not have all the answers so we are to
do what we have to and let there be whatever.We
believe we missed God`s timing in some aspects in the
church so now it is time to start building as we can
not close our eyes and hope that it will happen
somehow by itself.We need to change some fundamental
things in our approach to the ministry.Last week we
dismissed a leader in one of the city district as we
left her in dung like a fruitless fig tree in Jesus
parable for a year and a half but there was no
change.Then we visited the cell group and it is in a
bad shape.We believe that the Lord has given us this
distant district where there are about 30.000 people
living but one has to be radical there.So we are to
start it from the very beginning.The atmosphere in the
church is quite religious now and the change is to
start from the leadership as some leaders has stopped
in their movement further.Of course, it is difficult
to do any evangelism in such atmosphere.So we are
trying to trust the Lord and not ourselves and believe
that everything will work for good to those who love
Him.On the other hand we see a lot of examples in the
Scripture that it is possible to miss God`s plan for
somebody`s life if not being serious about His
grace.We will appreciate your prayers and your rhema
words if you get any and you can share this
information with anybody you consider useful.
                                   With love,
 
Yuri and Olga

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Andrew, Disciple of Jesus Preached Here

On July 17, 2003 a team of 13 Christians departed to Simferoplol, Crimea on a compassionate care mission to the orphans, elderly and teens of the Ukraine who had no hope...now they have that hope is in Christ.

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Linda Presley praying for a "Grandmother"

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The Orphans of Simferopol

: yuri and olga sabinin
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 10:33 AM
To: JANICE LOWTHER
Subject: Re: WESTERN UNION TRANSFER
 
Dear Janice,
Thank you for the funds you sent.I received it
yesterday.No we have an idea to use it in the skin
disease hospital for daily food.The situation is that
the kids do not have dinner there and when our girls
would bring some food for them, they would try to hide
it till evening because they become hungry.And they
are not permitted to have food in their rooms.They
have a bakery just across the road and the money you
send will enable us to buy each of them a roll and a
cup of tea for supper.We will try to make sure that
nobody would steal this food as it is a major problem
in this country.
                                                 Yours
in Christ,
                                                     
                   Yuri

 
 
 
 
125 friendships were made and 25+ brothers and sisters were seen entering into God's family in Odessa, Ukrainian.
 
God still uses broken vessels like you and me to share the gospel with people as he did on one particular day when I wasn't feeling in the mood, nor feeling prepared or prayed up enough.  That very day when I shared the gospel  with my 2 students, they both received Christ when I got to the end of the 4 laws diagram.  How incredible that God uses people that don't feel prepared!
 
Please pray for Sergey, Yegor, and Denny, my three students who came to Christ this summer.  Pray that they would get involved in the church and in seeking after God through regularly reading their Bibles and praying.
 
Also you can pray for Vitaley, and Ruslan- two of my New Age students, and pray for Saaid who's muslim to be open to the gospel.  Slavick is another one of my students who is very close to making a decision for Christ.
 
Thank you so very much for your sacrifical giving and prayers on behalf of the Ukrainian people and on behalf of my Christian walk being strenghthened.
 
"We shrink from sacrifice if we are base and selfish. We are drawn toward it if, and just so far as we are noble. It is at once so difficult and so satisfying! So radically opposed to our innate selfishness, and so inseperately connected with our highest sympathies and noblest impluses!...It is interwoven with the highest theory and practice of Christian ethics. We must therefore in our religious study and meditations give this theme of sacrifice more than ordinary attention. We must it; we must question it; we must wrestle with it until the gloom of its darkness changes into the radiance of its brighter aspects, and it gives us a blessing as its shadows flee away." Comments on John 12:23-28 by A.M. Hills

With love- Brent King   (619) 563-0384

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Baptism in Ukraine

If you feel led by the Lord to support the Church of Crimea and or the Orphans please contact Linda Presley via email: lcpres97@aol.com
UPDATE DECEMBER 25, 2006 I wanted to share our joy as we celebrate Messiah' Birth..He indeed is our Living Hope. Many of you were involved in this mission by donating dresses or funds. IF you were not share in our joy that GOD IS. Three years ago Linda went to Crimea and shared the love of Christ with Widows Orphans and Teens in impoverished Crimea (Ukraine) When she returned the Lord put it on her heart to raise funds for dresses for the young girls at the Orphanage. Through God ' grace and his storehouse 200 dresses were acquired to send to the girls. The problem was getting them to Crimea.. Yesterday God out gave Linda by her receiving the priceless gift of photos from the Pastor at Crimea Church..The dresses arrived through only a vehicle God could have ordained ..through a missionary agency who by 'chance" became Prayer Warriors for Our Military Prayer Chain. Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow Merry Christmas! Phil Genesis 18:14

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