Stories from the Field

Librarian Grads in Belarus

In mid-June 2022, MTS wrapped up its latest efforts to prepare librarians for ministry in local Belarusian churches.

Those who completed their training began it in the fall of 2019. Steve and Bill were present in Minsk at that time when they began these classes.

Greetings from Minsk, Belarus!
This week, the Minsk Theological Seminary is hosting the last session for church librarians. Students studied at the seminary for three years, and before graduation, they presented their theses for three days.
We now have seven students and one student will present the work in the fall (she's pregnant now). Two ladies from Russia are not studying now.
There will be a graduation, and students will receive diplomas.
After lunch, we are planning an excursion to the National Library.
In Christ,
Paul Osenenko
Students in class
Church Librarian Grads with Instructors and Pavel O., Dean
Church Librarian grads with other grads, and Pavel front right.
This class in 2019