What is a “full” church? – Praises – Giving – The haps in Ukraine – Vlog – An Impact Odessa UPDATE

Throughout Church history there has been much dispute over what makes for the “bene” of the Church, the “bene esse” and the “plene esse”.  In other words, what does the church consist of to be the Church at all, what makes a healthy, or what is beneficial for the Church, and what makes for the fullness of the Churches life?  The goal for us all should of course be the latter, but on mission I have encountered leaders who seemed entirely unaware of many of the questions surrounding this topic at all.

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PRAISE REPORTS!!! (and prayer requests)
The lady Ira with the four children we asked you to pray for has found a home and is getting her boys back today.  Continue to pray for their salvation.  We know at times when we serve the homeless they are likely just using us but we want to go ahead and let them do that, erring on the side of grace rather than the side of judgment.

 

The place we were hoping to get to use for an English Club outreach right in the city center has been made available to us free of charge!  Praise God!  The church (which is a sister church of the smaller one we attend) just asked if we could help with heating the building in these cold winter months.  The outreach begins Feb 15th.

 

We are still waiting to hear about Lera’s Green Card and we still need to raise our current support level 10-15%.  Please keep praying for these things and the transition from International Messengers to Impact as well.

 

If you are one of our ministry partners or you believe in what God is doing in this ministry and believe God is leading you to be one, instructions for switching where support is being sent are at the link.  The new way of signing up is very easy!  Contact me with an Qs.

 

 

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN UKRAINE?!?!

 

Some helpful info that might break down the current situation in Ukraine fairly clearly are at these links.

 

 

 

A COUPLE VIDEOS AT THE BLOG EXPLAIN HOW YOU CAN BE PRAYING FOR THE NEEDY SITUATION IN THE CHURCHES IN ODESSA:

 

 

WAIT!  WHERE’S ALL THE PICS?  WHERE’S ALL THE PICS YOU SAY?

 

I have decided with all the time constraints we have I need to be spending less time putting updates together.  It can be very time consuming.  So, from now on I will upload ministry pics to facebook and you can have a look see here to…

 

VIEW ALL THE MONTHLY MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS PICS: