Thursday in RU
The "finish line" was a meeting hall where Compas has its Thursday student meetings. We have soda, water, cookies, etc... for the students. While everybody was eating and talking, Oleg (a Russian staffer) downloaded all the pictures and made a slideshow on a big screen. We passed out info on the "Forrest Party" retreat next Saturday.
After that Oleg invited all of the English class students to stay for the normal Thursday night meeting. Some left, but many stayed. Darin told us that the meeting that night was at least twice the size of any previous meeting! Slava Boga (Praise God)! I was encouraged (and surprised) to see who from my class stayed. One guy in my class had a video camera, and I saw other students with video cameras. That means when they want to remember this week, they will have a worship service on tape. Wow! The lesson was given by one of our team members. That's cool, but what is really cool is that both sides of the stage had a hammer and sickle. So here is 10 Americans in Russia reading from the Bible inside a Soviet Union building! God really does work beyond all that we can ask or think.
Please pray for the retreat next Saturday. Pray that all the students will attend and that they will continue to build relationships w/ Compas. And that they will not be afraid to have faith in God.
posted by iWantToKeepAnon at 1:35 AM |