Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sharing on Missions in South Georgia

Sharing on missions in the former USSR at Broad Street
Baptist Church, Hawkinsville, GA.
On April 24th - 28th, 2014, I (Oleg) visited with friends and supporters in South Georgia (U.S.A.). I enjoyed the hospitality of dear friends Jim and Diana Byington of Hawkinsville, GA. For a number of years the Byingtons served as missionaries with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in Glasgow, Scotland.

During my stay in the area, I visited dear friends Waldo and Judy Pharis in Dublin. Judy has been to Moldova several times, participating in Christian women's conferences and evangelistic outreach. Waldo and Judy hosted us on a number of occasions during our travels in the United States.

With friends in Christ from Evergreen Baptist Church,
Cochran, GA.
On Saturday, April 26th, I had a brief conversation with Dr. Dennis Phillips, Director of Missions at Pulaski-Bleckley Baptist Association. As we talked, we remembered wonderful times of joint ministry in Moldova in 2008 and 2010. Dr. Phillips is a mission-minded pastor who travels extensively to Ecuador, Kenya and China.

On Sunday morning, April 27th, I shared on missions in the former Soviet Union at Broad Street Baptist Church (Jeff Waters, Pastor). Rev. Waters came to Moldova in 2010 and preached in a number of churches in Kishinev (Chisinau) and Beltsy.

During Sunday evening worship, I addressed the congregation at Evergreen Baptist Church in Cochran. This is a church that was founded in 1809. Friends in Christ hosted us on a number of occasions during our previous visits. I am grateful to God for a blessed reunion.