Praises – Rejoice with us!
On July 2, BIEM received donations that pushed our camp fund to $40,000, which is the minimum we needed for this camping season. Praise the Lord, and thank you to each of you who gave toward this vital ministry!
Our personnel in Central Asia report salvation decisions! Fifteen souls trusted Christ in their first camp. This was followed by two women turning to Jesus, and then four more children. Next a young lady (age 24) experienced a difficult spiritual struggle even to pronounce the words, “Jesus Christ is Lord.” But she did and has trusted Christ! Lastly, the mother of a boy saved in camp last week also has placed her faith in Jesus! Praise God!
In June, BIEM missionary Nikolai Ryzhuk traveled with another pastor from Belarus to Vyatskie Polyany, Russia. There they took part in a youth conference where many young people were moved to repentance of sin. We praise God for this spiritual fruit!
The great majority of opportunities in our ministry to formerly Soviet lands were once impossible. Many of you prayed with us through days of communist persecution. Let’s praise God again for so many doors of opportunity that were once shut but are now open!
Prayer – Pray with us!
One of BIEM’s first church plants in Ukraine (city of Fastiv) in turn started a “daughter church.” This second church has opened a Christian drug and alcohol Rehabilitation Center for their region. They need a new roof costing at least $5,000, but—praise God!—a donor has made BIEM a $2,500 matching-funds offer. Please pray that this need will be met.
Christian summer camps for children and teens will be taking place on each of our mission fields in Eastern Europe. Some are day camp situations; others involve living in tents, cabins, or dorms for the whole camp. Please pray for God’s Holy Spirit to work in both leaders and campers!
In Central Asia, there has been a sad incident of a local woman who fled to local believers after her husband beat her. Please pray for wisdom for those assisting her, and for God to open her eyes to the truth of the Gospel.
Once again, BIEM rejoices for another graduating class from the Kyiv Theological Seminary. Please pray for God to use each graduate for His glory!