Warm greetings from Wisla, Poland! Our proximity to the Russo / Ukrainian conflict is proving to be a major disruption to our daily lives and causing much suffering to those on the front lines.
We keep in close touch with the leaders of the Slaviensk church, just 15 km / 10 miles from the present frontier where the war started in 2014.
In 2014, the Russians commandeered the beautiful church building and turned it into military headquarters throwing believers out (literally) into street. The church members prayed long and with great intensity and zeal. A few days later, during the night, such a fear came upon the Russian bullies that they run out from the building leaving their guns, ammunition, and military gear behind. It was like something one might read in the Bible or a recounting of the Six Day War in Israel!
This church has initiated, in the mean-time, another 20+ churches in that area, with hundreds of people coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
One of the churches is in Sumy, a town taken by the Russians and then abandoned to the Ukrainians. This is where most of our humanitarian help goes, purchased with your donations.
Literally hundreds of people weekly are receptive to hearing the Gospel and receiving Christ.
Nobody can reliably predict future The only safe shelter that cannot be destroyed by a bullet or an atomic bomb is eternal life! We have just sent as a gift a minibus over the border filled with humanitarian aid and literature.
The passion of those believers is so huge that it reinvigorates our motivation.
Actually, they would like to get a mobile stage with sound system, lights, LED screen and a vehicle to tow it all, to be able to reach all the villages of Eastern Ukraine with the gospel. If anybody else claimed to have dreams like that I would be suspicious. But seeing their faith and commitment remove my doubt, it will happen!
If anyone would like to contribute to this huge, project – please, send us your donations! More on that in our Ukrainian reporting page:
We want to express our profound gratitude to you for sending money towards Ukrainian aid! We are prayerfully using that money in the most needed areas, using our many connections with trustworthy believers we’ve known for years aiding in the distribution.
On top of all the forgoing, our Polish ministry is also proceeding at full speed, with a number of new projects, good development, etc.
We also enjoyed a vacation with my wife, Bogusia, and a couple from our staff. Unfortunately, I had (have)sciatica, it diluted some of the pleasure. Nevertheless, it was a good time!
Straight from the holiday I joined a European Leadership Forum, held in Wisla. Hundreds of people from all over Europe attended, a great time to network and listen to good, biblical teaching!
Then I was invited, with my wife, Bogusia and Adam, to the Global Summit of Open Doors in Warsaw, a place, where in 1955 Brother Andrew was led by the Lord to start this great movement!
As in 1970-80 we had a little part in it (e.g. receiving Polish bibles and literature, and distributing it through our extensive concert tours, but also helping with smuggling Russian Bibles) – we had the honour to meet people from five continents, leaders, often from highly persecuted churches – you may just imagine how much passion, enthusiasm and commitment there was! A greatly encouraging time, indeed.
Now we start our JH Outback Poland weekends, the whole of June is busy with that! What a wonderful opportunity to many couples to improve their relations, under the cross! Very positive time! One of the Outbacks will be in Ukrainian, for refugees…
This busy season will have its finale with a “Woman Breakfast”, run by Bogusia with friends, where hundreds of woman are invited to Wisla. And then we shall have a chance to get into more balanced work load.
Friends, we deeply appreciate your Friendship! Together, we may change the World, in the power of Holy Spirit! The Lord is answering prayers, indeed!
If anyone would be prompted to support our mission, please, contact me directly or click the button below: Every donation helps!
June prayer requests: