Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Central Asia Missionary is Feeling Well After Surgery

MOLDOVA. A., the national missionary that we helped bring out of Central Asia, is in Moldova with his family. He is feeling well after the surgical intervention that he had at the hospital in the capital of Moldova. Doctors said that the tumor was not malignant, so A. has nothing to worry about. We thank God for the good report. A. and his family continue to stay in Moldova for now, and minister to local Christians and take courses at the Christian college.

In, 2014, we are committed to ministering to persecuted Christians in Central Asia and making the world aware of what is going on in the "Stans." Join us in this exciting work!

Families with ASD Children Received Christmas Food Baskets and Presents

MOLDOVA. Last night (23 December 2013), Vitali and Olga Turlac ministered to families with autistic children in Moldova. Our ministry provided food baskets for families and Christmas presents for the children. Natalia, mother of 7-year old boy named Sebastian, said "Thank you for helping us. We are desperate because we get no help from anyone. Now we know that God loves us and that people from America care about our children."

In April 2014, Natasha will travel to Moldova to minister to these families and share her experience of raising a child with Autism. It is amazing how the Lord used our situation with having Roman to pass the blessing to many families in Moldova.

Ice Storm in Toronto Affects the Turlacs

TORONTO, CANADA. Many of you probably heard of the ice storm that we experienced here in Toronto and in the province of Ontario, Canada on 20-21 Dec. 2013. We have been affected by disruption in power supply, and have not had electricity and heat since Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21.

Overall, a quarter of a million of Torontonians were cut off from the grid. Many traffic lights are not working, and businesses are surely suffering at this time, as many counted on Christmas sales, etc.

Because of this situation, we had to leave our home and move into a motel in the area of Toronto that does have electricity. We were blessed to find a room, so we are safe, have roof over our heads, and food. We will most likely spend Christmas in the inn. Natasha, Roman and Victoria are well.

In fact, this situation moved us to think of our Savior, who was "in transition" so to speak, and whose parents, Mary and Joseph, found "no room in the inn." Realization of this fact makes us even more grateful for the gift of salvation that Jesus brought to us.

I (Oleg) am doing some of my writing for the magazine that we publish on-line out of the motel room. I am also working on a sermon that I will preach on Sunday, January 29, 2013, at Bethany Baptist Church here in Toronto.

Many thanks to those of you who called and sent text messages. Your prayers are appreciated very much.