We have spent the past two Saturdays cleaning with volunteers from our ministry and the church. Since I normally run on Saturday mornings, I decided to run from my apartment to Agape, which took me through a couple of villages, over railroad tracks, and past blooming fields. Here's a few phone pics to show the beauty of the Ukrainian countryside in summer:
|It currently poppy season|
|This field is on the back side of Agape|
|The building in the distance is next to our apartment building|
|The view out the back window from the 3rd floor of Agape|
|The back side of the building|
|Welcome to rehab!|
|So thankful for all these donated pediatric orthotics!|
A local Christian business man generously donated equipment for a training room.
More pics to come as we complete the cleaning and set-up of the Agape Rehabilitation Complex this week. Workers have been prepping the road for more than month now and we are told that the asphalt will be poured this week. It's such a joy to see the Lord bring years of prayer and work to fruition!
This past weekend we had a wonderful opportunity for celebration at Fimiam Church and within our ministry. Seventeen people were baptized yesterday during the church service! Among them were four people with varying ties to our ministry.
First is Galina whose son, Sasha, has cerebral palsy. Galina and Sasha have participated in various events with our ministry, including rehabilitation, summer camps, and twice monthly crafts and Bible study groups. The seeds of the Gospel were sown for many years and have now born the fruit of repentance!
|Pasha, senior pastor of Fimiam Church, baptized Galina|
|Sergiy Bolchuk, leader of our ministry, baptized Dima|
We rejoice at what God is doing here in Lutsk and I look forward to sharing more soon!