Long ago, Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Thessaloniki, “Brothers, pray for us” (1 Thess 5:25).
As Apostle Paul, and as many other ministers of the Gospel, we are in need of your prayers of support and intercession.
Thank you for your prayers, thank you for sharing our story with others, thank you for asking others to pray for us as well.
Last time we asked you to pray for Kids Summer Day Camp in Shostka, the Lord has
blessed this ministry and we are thankful for your prayer support of this event.
Kids Summer Day Camp in front yard of the Church in Shostka, Ukraine
Thank you for your prayers.
I have to be honest though, not everything is going the way we have planed. We were trying to get a hold of Ukrainian consulate in San Francisco, and for two weeks we had no answers. No one is returning our calls and no one answering them either. But we strongly believe, that the Lord our God will provide in due time and will lead us through this, showing His glory and power. Please continue to pray about it.
We have a lot to do in order to prepare for this trip, and that’s why we want to ask you specifically to pray about thees three things:
- Pray that God would give us wisdom in general.
We have tons of things to do, starting with shipping our things, customs, housing and relocation itself. We don’t want to make any mistakes and rush decisions, so we are asking you to pray that God would grant us His wisdom in everything, including small things.
- Pray that God would provide His wisdom and help in documentation process with Ukrainian Consulate.
We are hopeful that we will have progress with Consulate this week. Please continue to pray for this.
- Please pray for revival in Shostka
There are 80,000 people living in Shostka and only 0.6% are Evangelical Christians. There are many souls in this part of Ukraine, who have to hear and accept the Gospel.
We believe that God is with us, and we are thankful for your prayers and encouragement.
Pavel and Zhanna Marchenko