|Teens at the transition home in Western Moldova|
MOLDOVA. Just yesterday, I received a message from Olga, a mother of two autistic boys from Moldova. She writes, “I have been so blessed by meeting Natasha. I
|Vitali presenting sewing machines at|
the transition home in Moldova
The young women in transition home in Western Moldova already began training in sewing by using brand new sewing machines provided by our ministry. As I spoke with Natasha, she was very excited to see the girls so enthusiastic about learning a new trade. We place much effort in anti-trafficking preventive ministry, since thousands of women from Moldova have been trafficked to Europe and Middle East for prostitution and slave labor.
|Natasha in conversation with moms of autistic children|
|Natasha speaks at the conference on Autism in Moldova|
One of the Ukrainian national missionaries that we support, Slava, a Christian counsellor, says, “I have received so many phone calls in recent days. People are in distress. Many are shocked at the prospect of the war breaking out. Dozens report severe depression, unusual levels of anxiety and even aggression. People lost their jobs and savings due to economic crisis.”
Alexander, a national missionary in Odessa whom we support, teaches at a theological seminary. His work is vital because he teachers pastors from all over Ukraine who come for module seminars. They scatter all over the country and offer a message of comfort and hope to people in distress.
CENTRAL ASIA. The situation in the “Stans” is of much concern. Believers report that police raided homes of believers. Again, they received beatings, and all of their belongings were searched. We are stepping up our efforts in providing Christians with copies of Scriptures in their own language since many copies of the Bible are confiscated by police every day. We thank God for Christians in Central Asia, and their faithfulness to Christ.
Thank you so much, dear friends, for supporting the work of the Gospel in the former Soviet Union. Your prayers and donations make sure that the work in the region goes on.
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