Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"I Am a Woman Created in the Image of God" in Russian Impacts Lives of Women in the Former USSR

In April 2018, we published the second edition of a book I Am A Woman Created in the Image of God by Joyce Wyatt, a Christian author from Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S,A.. Joyce has a wealth of experience of teaching in international context, having served as a missionary in Latin America.

I Am A Woman explores the role of Christian woman in the church, family and society. It is a good resource for church-wide and small group study. Turlac Mission’s team translated the book into Russian in 2013, and the same year we published the very first edition. The response has been overwhelming, and we quickly ran out of copies. We already have many requests from Christian women, churches and seminaries that would like to have the book. We already started mailing copies to those interested.

The book is also available in electronic format. We already loaded it on hundreds of USB drives, which will be available to readers all over the former USSR.

Matching Grant to Help with Important Publishing Projects

In April 2018, we were promised by our long-time friends and supporters a matching grant of $10,000 toward our publishing efforts in Russian language. The grant will go toward publication of my (Oleg’s) book on the Lord’s Prayer and other resources much needed in the formerly Communist lands.

We would like to have the book on the Lord’s Prayer published by August 2018 and some other resources in the fall of this year. We need to raise $10,000 to match the promised amount. Funds are needed by the end of June, 2018.

Can we count on you as we make an effort to match the promised amount? If you would like to donate on-line, please click on this secure link. Place “Turlac Mission” in the designated ministry box. Also, you can write a check to World Wide Word designating it to Turlac Mission. Mail your tax-deductible donation to: World Wide Word, Attention: Turlac Mission Account, 24162 Rochester Lane, Aldie, Virginia 20105.

Where Can I Find Time for God?

By Oleg Turlac

We all lead busy lives. This is a fact of life, so to speak. When I lived in Moldova, I thought that my life was busy. Mainly, with ministry things. When we moved to Canada almost eight years ago, I thought that life would be less busy. I considered that living in the Western hemisphere with all its technological advances would free up a big chunk of my time. Well, I discovered that instead of having more free time, I packed my day with more things to do. I have to deal with planning mission trips, preparing seminars for Leadership College and for church services on Sundays when I am in Toronto. And, of course, there are family chores...

I am sure that in the midst of busy lives, many of you ask yourselves a question: where can I find time for God? But is this a correct question to ask? Don’t we say that our God is our all? Didn’t we make a commitment to serve Him? Don’t we recognize that He is to occupy the most important place in our lives? If so, then we are to give the best time available for God, and then deal with the rest of life’s issues. Let us major on majors and minor on minors. Let us do important things first, and then deal with minor things. In the Gospel of Matthew we read, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God.” (6:33, KJV)

If you know that your daily routine is about to swallow you, plan time for God at the very beginning of the day. Find a quiet place. Sit down. Open the Holy Book (or the “Holy App” on your smartphone) while you have your morning coffee. Read a passage from the Bible and take a minute to reflect on it. How does it apply to your life? What is God saying to you through the text? As you reflect upon the meaning of the Scripture passage, ask God to guide you through the day.

The blessing of having devotional time in the morning for me is that I can reflect upon the text from the Bible during the day. Thus, God’s Word becomes “a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Ps. 119:105, KJV) Through it, God guides me. Through it, I am being fed spiritually. During lunch, I open my Bible App again. I read and meditate. In the evening, I read again. I want to experience God every step of the way. Jesus is with me not just for an hour on Sunday. He is my Good Shepherd throughout the week. “He leadeth me beside the still waters.” (Ps.23:2, KJV) He has time for me. And if that is so, I do have time for Him. Do you?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Baskets with Rice Provided for Widows in Trivandrum, India

During the Christmas season, in partnership with our Indian Christian brothers and sisters, we provided baskets with rice to widows from the city of Trivandrum that would otherwise remain without food during the holiday season. Trivandrum is the most populous city in South Indian province of Kerala. We partner with Christian community from Trivandrum since 2016. Thank you so very much for your support of global mission work!

To support missions on-line with your tax-deductible donation, click on this secure link.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hundreds of Gifts Were Provided to Moldovan Children During the Season of Christmas

During the Christmas season of 2017-2018, we at Turlac Mission visited many churches and locations in the country with the purpose of distributing Christmas presents to children that would otherwise be neglected during this special season of the year. Thank you so very much for your support of the "Loving of Christ at Xmas" Project!

You can support global mission and relief work by making an on-line donation at this secure link.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Moldova: Vitali's Preaching Ministry is Extensive

Vitali is well-known to many pastors in Moldova. Whenever he travels throughout Moldova, he is often invited to preach the Word from the pulpit. Vitali shares, "I started preaching when I was fairly young. My training that I received at a Christian college in Lithuania, prepared me well for the ministry ahead." On October 15, 2017, Vitali had an opportunity to preach at the Baptist church in Orhei.

You can support the ministry of Turlac Mission in the formerly Communist lands by donating on-line HERE.

Happy Birthday, Roman! An Opportunity to Help a Child with Autism

Tomorrow, on October 18th, our son Roman will turn 11. For us He is the greatest blessing from God that we could ever have. When Roman was 24 months old, we started noticing some problems with his development. As we learned later, he had Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behaviour.

Roman is a sweet child that likes trains. Every week, we ride Toronto Subway and Express train to the airport. Through Roman, God opened a window for us to minister to families with children with Autism in Moldova and other developing nations. We named this avenue of our ministry "Roman's Touch." Through the years, we provided iPads, educational materials, stipends for therapy, food baskets and respite for mothers of children with Autism. We also sponsored a conference on Autism awareness.

Would you be willing to help so many children in Moldova and beyond in honour of Roman?

$11 will provide for 2 sessions of therapy for a child with Autism.

$22 will provide one food basket for a family with Autistic child.

$111 will cover the entire month of speech and motor skills therapy for one Autistic child.

$222 will provide one tablet PC and several developmental programs for a child with Autism

Donate on-line here. Place "Turlac Mission" into a designated ministry box.

Thank you, and may the Lord bless you as together we make a difference in lives of children with disabilities.

To help a child with Autism, make your check to World Wide Word and designate it to Turlac Mission - Roman's Touch. Mail your donation to: World Wide World, Attn: Turlac Mission Account, 24162 Rochester Lane, Aldie, VA 20105.

For more information, contact us at oturlac@gmail.com