God is helping us to rescue many perishing souls in Eastern Europe and Russia. Watch the video for our latest update, and rejoice with us in what God is doing!
RESCUING ORPHANS AND ADDICTS
our missionaries in Eastern Europe have been faithfully rescuing orphans and
addicts from their harmful environments, and are giving them a new chance at
In Romania, many orphans have been rescued from very dangerous, neglectful or abusive
situations. Now they are safe, healthy
and happy because someone cared enough to intervene for them.
In Russia, A
church that was planted from our ministry center has an ongoing ministry to
addicts. Many former addicts, have been saved, and their lives turned around as a
direct result of this ministry.
I pray that
God will give us the ability to snatch many more orphans and addicts from sin
and the grave -- before it is too late!
CARING FOR THE DYING
years, HIM has had an ongoing hospital ministry in Vyborg, Russia. Ludmilla, a nurse and physiotherapist, visits
the patients, offers comfort, gives her testimony and sometimes even some
physiotherapy. She also distributes
about 1,000 New Testaments each year to patients and invalids.
started a similar ministry in Budapest.
Along with offering prayer and comfort, Heather puts together gift bags
that include necessities that the hospital doesn’t provide, as well as a small
snack and a Gospel of John. It is our
sincere prayer that hearts that have been broken and crushed by sin will be
awakened by these simple acts of kindness.
LIFTING THE FALLEN
prisons are notoriously very bleak and tough.
For the past 11 years, our ministry center in Russia has been
corresponding with more than 110 prisoners each month in more than 200 prisons
all across Russia, sharing scriptures and answering spiritual questions for the
prisoners. Anna is the backbone of this ministry, and
even though she is battling cancer herself, she, and her coworkers, faithfully
carry on the correspondence ministry-- serving the living Lord joyfully and
fulfilling the Great Commission by lifting up those who have fallen.
OFFERING RESTORING GRACE &
last few months, God gave us many opportunities to share the Gospel across our
region and to offer restoring grace to many souls. We had youth camps, children’s camps and Bible Clubs, including a gypsy children’s camp here in Hungary. The children
loved doing crafts, getting their very own wordless book, and
many of them prayed to ask Jesus to live in their hearts!
Heather and I, along with several helpers, distributed over 12,000 pieces of
Gospel literature, including Brazil books and our Hungarian tract. We
saw a man reading the tract while we were on our way home on the subway one day. He read the entire tract
and then carefully put it in his pocket before getting off the subway. Another lady, who we met while passing out
Brazil books, came to the launch of our new church in Budapest and got saved!
This is why we are here - to spread the Good News of Jesus all across this vast region and to train national leaders to plant churches that will rescue the perishing, lift the fallen and offer them restoring grace.
I am praying for a mighty church planting movement to sweep across Eastern Europe and Russia, and I believe God is already answering my prayers!
I want to
personally thank those of you who have prayed and financially supported our
ministries in Eastern Europe and Russia!
I pray that God will richly bless you! Unfortunately, our support has fallen recently
due to varying circumstances in the lives of some of our supporters. If God has blessed you and you
would like to give a financial gift to help our ministry, please
send it to:
Hope International Missions
PO Box 1065
Hobe Sound, FL 33475
Designate your gift for “Durham
Support” on the memo line of your check.
for partnering with us as we serve our living Lord, and fulfill the Great
Commission by rescuing the perishing souls of Eastern Europe and Russia.