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Ukraine Update #10

Dear family,

Thank you again for your prayers. We arrived at home safe and sound and I am recouping before going back to a normal routine of life.

First of all, I can’t tell you how much Alex and I are grateful to be part of Gateway. Being able to go back home to Ukraine and serve was a really rewarding experience, not to mention, encouraging.

Something that impacted me most was seeing the hunger for the Word of God in the context of the local church in Ukraine as well as the Simeon Trust workshop. Hearing the feedback from men that participated in the conference, their excitement for expository teaching and proper study of the Word, was really encouraging to me. We also got to meet a family that was selflessly serving by fostering orphans and opening their home to them. I was touched by the courage and conviction of the pastor of the local church who was serving at the front lines of war by providing free dental services. Reflecting on my time in Ukraine makes me look at my life, analyze my own walk with God and my commitment to living out and spreading the gospel.

I can’t wait to tell you more about some of the people we’ve met and the experiences we’ve had. Please pray for Ukraine. The Word of God is living and active, and I am thankful to God for His work in the lives of His people. Both the locals and we were encouraged, challenged, rebuked and strengthened through the Word of God. Praise God! Being in fellowship with other believers from another part of the world is a foretaste of heaven. I can’t wait until the day when we will worship God together, without language, distance, or anything else separating us.

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