HeartCry has been privileged to partner with Brother Vladimir since 2003. He and his family labor among the peoples of Siberia. Physically and spiritually, this is a very difficult place both to live and to work due to the harshness of climate as well as the vast and rugged landscape. It is an undesirable place in almost every way, and only a small percentage of the world’s population calls it their home. However, the need is great.
I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! We sincerely thank God for all of you and for your continued support of us. Despite all the difficulties of international relations, thank you for all your prayers for us and for God’s work here.
In our family, we are almost all healthy, except for Katie who is sick. Sunday we had to take her to the doctor. She is home now, but has yet to fully recover. Please support her in prayer.
In our family worship, we continue to read through the book of Exodus, paying special attention to the weakness or inability of people to live out the holy and righteous laws of God. Apart from the Holy Spirit, man lacks the ability to follow God in obedience.
In the church, we are currently studying through chapters 1-2 of the book of Revelation. In these chapters are revealed the power of Christ over all the authorities of the world and His special power over the Church, which is intended to be a light for Him to the world.
Recently, a young family moved to our area from Ukraine. They are attending our church with great interest. We are thankful that the Lord has brought them here to us.
There are five men with whom I am regularly sharing the gospel: Konstantin, Nikolai, Vadim, Peter, and Alexander. Nikolai and Alexander are growing in their understanding and desire for God! I praise the Lord for working in Nikolai’s life in such a way that now I am discipling him as a child of God and no longer preaching to him as a lost sinner! Vadim and Peter are still enslaved to alcohol. When they are sober, I meet with them and share the gospel. Please pray for their salvation.
In previous reports, I have mentioned the contact that God has allowed us to establish with a local, municipal, charitable organization called “Help Hold.” We have received a lot of information from this group about specific, very needy, people in our area. This month, our church has begun to serve these people. There are some with very serious diseases. There are also many women and children who are abused by drunkards and then kicked out of the house. There are young people who are now to old for the orphanage, and even though they have housing, they do not know how to live independently. Because of the assistance that we have given them, many of these people are open to the gospel. The service we are offering does not require a lot of finances, but it does require us to give great deal of time and attention to the people. I ask you to please pray for us so that we might know how to best serve these people so that God might be glorified. Also, please pray that many lives would be truly saved by the power of the Holy Spirit.