World Mission News

Podil Kyiv, Ukraine Report (September – December 2016)

Key Verse: Matthew 9:37-38 – “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’”

Philippians 3:14, "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

Missionary Leibins from Venezuela and Diana’s first daughter Salome Ruth Rivas was born. Our daughter was born on March 22 at 7:15pm by natural birth. Our God blessed Shepherdess Diana to have a smooth delivery. Praise the Lord!! May God raise her as a new generation missionary. We appreciate your prayers support for us. Thank you. 

In Christ. Diana and Leibins Rivas

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ

Key verse: Romans 1:16 – “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.”

Reviewing the passed year, I want to glorify God’s name and power through his work among us.

I. The works of Holy Spirit

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before him endure the cross and scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb12:2)

1. CME missionary conference  

Key Verse "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith." (HEB12:2a) 

Thank God for opening  2016 with his wonderful grace, after pioneering Kotte UBF on  Sep 27th in 2015. Thank God for serving Sunday worship service with the word of ACTS during last one year. M. David and Sarah have been visited to Srijawardennepura Univ in Sri-Lanka on every week and planted prayer together to bring God's salvation, having good fellowship with lost souls in the campus.

Our dear William Jung remains in a coma after a brain hemorrhage following a car accident. He is still in critical condition and not responding. Please pray for God's healing touch and for Missionary Pauline, Isaac, and Joanna.

God blessed P. Abraham Lee and myself to have a meaningful, joyful stay with our precious coworkers in the capital of Serbia.

Serbia is a great nation and takes pride in their orthodox religion.

They are even raising new church buildings these days.

Prayer request from Cikarang UBF, Indonesia (Dr. William Kim)

Please, pray for our Easter Retreat from April 1-2,  for the program, message, and invitation. We are planning to invite 15 people. This is a joint Easter Retreat with Karawaci UBF. 

Our Key Verse for 2016 was John 12:24, “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds." We finished one year and started the next as we usually do with our winter retreat. Francis Choi delivered the message, casting vision for the year ahead. It was our prayer to see Jesus, our true kernel of wheat this year, to die to ourselves, and have a fruitful year learning Jesus’ pathway to glory.