War in Ukraine

God is Sovereign: Stories of Faith from Kremenchuk

1/8/24

An Inspiring Update from Kremenchuk Evangelical Seminary/Spring of Life Church
These stories we received from our partners highlight how long it takes to see the fruits of their labor and the significance of supporting their work.
It's a beautiful reminder of what God can accomplish through our continued support.

We are grateful to you for your continued support of READ Ministries.

On January 8, 2024, we had a wonderful service where eight people were baptized.
Facts and stories of the baptism candidates:
Three were locals, and five were Internally Displaced People (IDPs).
Six of these people came to church for the first time during the war to receive food aid.

#1 This woman is Anya, a local Ukrainian language teacher, and her husband is a soldier and is now at the front. In the summer, she brought her son to the church camp for the first time. During the camp, they attended meetings for parents, where she found spiritual and psychological support. There, she first understood the Gospel and repented at the end of the week.
Anya


#2 This is Vitaliy and Anna. They accepted Christ during our Bible study meetings for IDPs.
They have two children and have been living together for 13 years, unmarried. After accepting Christ, they realized that this did not correspond to the biblical model of marriage, so a few weeks ago, they got married.
Vitaliy and Anna


#3 This brother's name is Volodymyr; he is Jewish. When he heard that we were helping people and distributing the Gospel in Ukrainian, he came to our Bible study meeting in 2022. It took him a year and a half to be convinced that Christ is the Messiah and to accept Christ. He is very passionate about living for Christ and helping others.
Volodymyr


#4 This is Kateryna, who also heard the Gospel for the first time when we were distributing humanitarian aid. She has attended our Bible study meetings for over a year.
She saw a loving Christ through the church’s efforts to help people and victims of war.
Her husband now lives in Kharkiv, and she and their children live in our city because it is safer here. To be baptized, she also married her husband, with whom she had lived for many years.
Kateryna


It is so wonderful to see how God works and changes people's lives.
Thank you for your prayers and support and for being a part of our ministry here in Ukraine.
Sincerely,
Ivan Ovcharenko
Rector of the Kremenchuk Evangelical Seminary

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