Since our return to Ukraine on January 15,2020, I resumed weekly preaching/teaching at a Christian rehab center for drug addicts and alcoholics and Donna resumed weekly Bible/English lessons at an orphanage. We also ordered 25,000 Scripture pocket calendars advertising our website and 10,000 gospel tracts. We personally distributed all 10,000 tracts and 23,000 of the calendars and gave 800 calendars to others for distribution. These, plus other tracts and John/Romans have been distributed near the University, at various metro stops across the city, and in about 8,000 apartment mailboxes in the area of the city near where we live. Pray for the tens of thousands of people who have received these. Pray they will check out our website at www.way2life.in.ua especially during this time of restricted activity and fear of Corona virus..
P resently government restrictions (due to Corona virus) are limiting our ministry here. Opportunities at the rehab center and the orphanage have closed and mass literature distribution is not permitted. Till a few days ago, we had not even considered going back to the States. When the U.S. Embassy in Kiev sent us a notice about specially arranged flights to take Americans back to the US our first thought was no. These flights departed March 19-21. Then we got notice of one more flight leaving this Wednesday, March 25. We did not want to go back, but while reading the Bible I became convinced that this is what God wanted me to do and I was fighting Him. We have now purchased tickets and will be returning to U.S. for this present time. We will be in 14 days of quarantine.
PRAY: 1) For salvation for Pasha (one of our translators) and his family. Pasha, a professing atheist, has allowed us to teach his 9 year-old son Bible lessons to help his boy learn English. So far, we have had 5 lessons and Pasha’s wife has joined in on one lesson. 2) Our general health 3) Witnessing opportunities where ever we are. 4) For our continuing Russian lessons.
PRAISE: 1) Praise to our LORD for His timeline in completion of our document renewal which was completed on March 13th. 2) Thanks for all who prayed for our medically fragile grandson, Dillon. He is back home and is stable. 3) Our 8 year-old granddaughter, Haddie, recently trusted Christ as her Saviour. 4) Our home church , Grace Baptist Temple in Blackstone, VA, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with our newly called Pastor in place—Pastor Tim Weems. 5) Another church in Texas has taken us on for support.
Thank you for your faithful prayer and financial support. In these unsettling days we rest in the promises of our God. “And lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” Mt. 28:20. Pray for us and our ministry and we will specifically be praying for each of you during our time of quarantine.
Because Christ lives, Mark and Donna Kuenzi