I celebrated at another church opening yesterday, this time in the village of Suvorovca. It is a small village of 150 families, but they still need a witness of God's grace! The church was finally able to finish the building (we helped with a couple thousand dollars to buy materials). The message of God's provision was repeated over and over.
"We didn't know where we would get the next funds, but God provided...."
It is very humbling to know that the faithfulness of countless supports allowed a church to finish their building. I didn't make calls, but simply took the money from out account. I figure that people give their support in order for it to be placed into service, not so sit in a missions account.
And we celebrated! I preached my short message in Russian, 4 or 5 other leaders shared and preached, and the congregation prayed...and prayed...and sang...and sang. It was a celebrated of God's faithfulness, a "birthday" celebration of the Lord's graciousness.
Thanks for your part in His work.