Help needed in Ukraine

Greetings, dear brothers and sisters!

I'd like to share with you the last month news from Bear Valley Bible Institute - Ukraine. The time period was full of events.

In June I made a few trips to some local congregations. I visited Vinogradar district Church of Christ in Kiyv and Ternopil Church of Christ and had some personal visits with preachers from our cities. My main goal was recruiting new students for the next school year and appealing to Ukrainian congregations for sponsorship of our Institute. As you know, Kramatorsk Church of Christ sends money on monthly basis to support our ministry. And now a few churches in Kiyv consider this matter as well. I want it so much for Ukrainian congregations to support Ukrainian Institute.

God blesses us with new recruits. For the next school year we have 5-6 potential students. Four male and two female young adults. Currently we are looking for some financial aid to support these servants of the Lord who desire to devote their lives to spreading the Gospel.

In the meanwhile our second year students continue working at summer Evangelical practice. Our students serve the local congregations in Konstantinovka, Kramatorsk, Kiyv and Pokrovsk. They teach lessons, visit with the church members who can't attend services due to their physical ailments. They practice street evangelism and give out Christian literature. According to our student Oleg Fofanov's report during last month he brought to church two people whom he had met in the streets.

During summer time we make a budget for the new school year. We are currently facing some difficulties. We need more funds for the first year students and we need to rent a place for the family of our brother Sergey Omelchenko. During the last school year he studied with us in Bila Tserkva while his family lived in Konstantinovka. The time proved it not healthy for the family to be apart for so long, so this year we need to correct the situation.

I ask you to help us. We are able to continue this ministry thanks to generosity of many congregations and individual families. We see some progress in this matter but we need to stay focused because Satan doesn't want the church in Ukraine to continue God's work.

Thank you all for your care and constant prayers. Our students and the local congregations send their greetings.

Your brother and co-worker,

Dennis Sopelnik.

Posted on July 17, 2018 .