“One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.’” --Acts 18:9, 10
Timothy Kang, Jr., the seven-year old son of M. Timothy & Andreana Kang, Riga, Latvia, successfully finished a four hour surgery to fix his wrenched hip last Wednesday and is recovering under the care of his mother in Korea. Thank God and thank you all for your prayer support.
M.U. is Turkey’s most prominent university with an expressly international mission and profile. M.U's Ankara Campus was established in 1956 with a mission to serve not only Turkey but also the Middle Eastern-Eurasian region.
On August 21 through August 24, The CIS ISBC 2014 was held at Pokrobckoe Retreat Center near Moscow with the theme, “CIS-God’s Kingdom.” A total of 344 people (193 from CIS, 45 from USA, Canada and Germany, 40 from Korea and China and 66 of CBF, MBF and HBF) attended to this conference.
1. Conference preparation by 5 native shepherds of the working group
After the USA choir, Kevin Albright delivered a graceful and powerful message entitled, “Remain in me” (John 15). His message encouraged all to remain in Jesus, in his word and in his love till we meet again bearing much fruit in CIS for the kingdom of God and all around the world!
Around 370 members came to the conference (Around 230 from 7 CIS nations, about 70 from US, Canada, Germany and Korea and around 70 CBF, MBF and HBF members). 9 Ukraine coworkers became a great source of encouragement to all by their faith that overcame the national conflicts. We saw the kingdom of God is nearly over the all the worldly kingdom.
Morning devotion: The title of S. Sergey’s (St. Petersburg) message was “Your Kingdom Come” (Mt 6:9-13) from the Lord’s Prayer. This was Jesus’ prayer topic. When Jesus reigns in our heart we are full of love, peace, joy and light. Sergey went back and forth between two kingdoms, but now he firmly decided to belong to God’s kingdom and prays that “God’s kingdom come to all CIS.”