We are currently in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, and Ron is teaching a Bible College class on Bibliology - the Bible. Our goal is to give the students an unshakable faith in the truth and inerrancy of the Bible. On Friday the class will be completed and we will go back to Dergachi, our hometown and get ready for more classes - it just keeps growing.
Nancy has a new helper, Marina. They try to keep up on all the admin, house chores, children’s outreach, etc. They do a lot together but we never get fully caught up. I am sure you know this feeling. We have good health, and Nancy still is finishing up the garden - when we are in our city. Our garden gave us tomatoes, zucchini, cabbage, broccoli, pumpkins, many apples, and some pears. We are thankful for everything.
The Bible college is still going strong. It is a challenge just to keep the schedules updated as some visitors have travel restrictions, etc. We started out 2020 with a lot of classes and then Covid slowed everything. But there must have been a pent-up demand for classes because we have started in one new location and will be in another as soon as travel allows. Even in this Covid year, we will possibly have 27 classes, an all time high for our 15 years. Only God can keep things going like this.
Already we are praying about the 2021 Summer Evangelistic English Club which will be held in our backyard. We regularly see neighborhood children and they run up to us and ask about the next club. They call it camp even though they go home every day. We will need two American girls who have finished high school or who have only one year left. They will teach very basic conversational English to Ukrainian children. They will live with two Ukrainian girls from our churches. It is basically June 6-August 15, ten weeks. We invite those who are interested to speak with their parents and pastor and contact us by email. We will send them the details.
We ask your prayers:
Thank you so much for helping us win Ukrainians for Christ.
We count you among our dear friends. Pray for Peace in Ukraine.
Ron and Nancy Minton