January Update - Torez, Ukraine

Dear Charles, Tim, Ken,
dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

Unfortunately, the war actions near Donetsk resumes and you may have already heard the name of the city Avdiivka - it has become famous recently probably worldwide.
People in Torez are scared again, but we do not lose faith and hope that our Lord will keep us safe in this war.
Because of cold weather a lot of people are sick and attendence is a bit lower as usual, but the spring is only several weeks away.

Please pray for us and for peace in our country.

Thank you for your support - it is truly like a blessing and means a lot to people here.
May our Lord blesses your families richly.

 "Winter help" report

1. Masha with 4 children
groceries - 1500
household chemicals - 200
In all - 1700

2. Ira with 3 children
groceries - 1500
household chemicals - 200
In all - 1700

3. Anzhela (2 kids)
groceries - 800
household chemicals - 150
In all - 950

4. Raya (2 grand daughters)
groceries - 800
household chemicals - 150
In all - 950

Altogether - 5100 hryvnas ($ 210)


Church Finances

Sunday school - 370
Bible studies - 420
premises cleaning - 100
juice, bread for communion - 200
birthdays - 150
visitations - 550
sick relief - 400

Collections - 2692
Expenses - 2190
Balance - 1843

Yours in Him,
Valery

 

Matt Schmidt
Christmas Update - Torez, Ukraine

Dear Charles, Tim, Ken,
dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
Happy New Year to you all! May our God bless you richly with all His blessings!
We had a special worship service on Christmas with brethren reading Christian verses and singing Christmas songs. At the end of worship service the children also read some Christmas verses. After that they received their Christmas gifts and we continued our fellowship.
Quick reports as usual:


1. Masha (4 kids)

groceries - 1500
medicines - 200
household chemicals - 250
Altogether - 1950

2. Ira (3 kids)


groceries - 1500
medicines - 150
household chemicals - 200
Altogether - 1850

3. Anzhela (2 kids)


groceries - 800
household chemicals - 150
Altogether - 950


4. Raya (2 grand daughters)

groceries - 800
household chemicals - 200
Altogether - 1000


IN ALL - 7250 hryvnas ($ 290)

Church Finances

Sunday School - 340
Bible studies - 350
premises cleaning - 100
juice, bread for communion - 200
visitations - 600
sick relief - 800
Collections - 1868
Expenses - 2390
Balance - 1341

Yours in Christ,
Valera

Matt Schmidt
Mission Update - Torez, Ukraine - Dec 2016

Dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

It's very cold already in Torez and a lot of snow - you can see that on my pictures of a new fence I completed just couple of days ago.

Thank you for your fence financing, thank you for your help us with coal one more time - because of that the members of the congregation and the visitors can worship and study the Word in a warm place.

 

Everything is stable in the church - worship, Bible studies, home groups, personal visits.

 

Thanks for your help for those in need. There are many pensioners in our congregation and they are in dire straights these days. Because of you they have some serious relief.

May God bless you and your families for your kind hearts.

 

Report #1

 

1. Masha with 4 kids

medicines - 230

underwear for girls - 250

groceries - 1500

household chemicals - 250

Altogether - 2230
 

2. Anzhela (2kids)

medicines - 400

groceries - 800

household chemicals - 200

Altogether - 1400

 

3. Raya (2 grand daughters)

 

medicines - 400

groceries - 800

trousers for Kristina - 350

Altogether - 1350

 

In All - 4980 ($ 200)

 

 

Church Finances:

Sunday school - 350

Bible studies - 380

premises cleaning - 100

juice, bread for communion - 200

birthdays - 59

sick relief - 600

visitations - 350

 

Collections - 2032

Expenses-  2039

Balance - 1863

 

 

 

 

Yours in Him,

Valera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Schmidt