Calw, den 26.01.2022
Dear bothers and sister, dear friends,
the new year has begun and the work in the kingdom of God continues.
The brothers and sisters from Poltava invited disabled children with their parents to their church at Christmas. 42 children and many adults accepted the offer. A nice program with the Christmas story was presented to them and afterwards the children were given presents and there was also a good feast. Last week 6 of these women came to the women's hour.
For the Orthodox Christmas celebration on 06th January 22 the brothers and sisters from Poltawa went to their daughter parish in Savodskoye with the same program. The new parish hall was well filled with children and parents.
There, too, the good news of the Gospel was joyfully shared. That weekend, the pastors David and Maria and other co-workers went to the Donets region for missionary work. (750 km on snowy roads) With testimonies and sermons they could serve the brothers and sisters in Kamenka and Donskoe. The return trip took 12.5 hours. And now the work on the extension of the second floor continues. The janitor's apartment was occupied some time ago by an employee couple with two children. Step by step, one room after the other is being completed. We were able to pay for the building materials for the renovation by mid-February.
But more building materials have to be bought, like paint, linoleum, two sinks with fittings, curtains, wallpaper and more. Then, in February, a leisure time for young people is to be held in the new rooms with overnight accommodation. The young people from Poltava will also be invited.
We are also planning a missionary retreat in Savodskoye and Poltava from 06-16.05.2022. If someone is interested, he is welcome to contact us.
Irma and I will be there. In the evenings we want to hold evangelistic meetings.
During the day we also plan to go on excursions and distribute tracts, and possibly also to work in a Christian rehabilitation facility in Poltava. With Irma we will continue our journey and visit our churches in Donetsk and Zaporozhye regions.
From 08-11.06.2022 we want to hold our 28th pastors and staff conference in Tbilisi/Georgia with about 35 participants from Ukraine, Russia and Georgia. Also this year we will send many packages with humanitarian aid for our sponsored children and poor families.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the Eastern projects last year with prayer and financially. Of course, we are dependent on this again this year. Above all, however, our thanks go to our heavenly Father, who has accompanied us in this missionary work for about 30 years.
Walentin and Irma Schüle.