Brother Vil, pastor of the church in Nezhneudinsk
Greetings from Siberia!
It was so good to hear from you.
A few words about the Baptist Church in Tulun. I have known this congregation for many years. More than 1 year ago, the pastor of this church resigned and moved elsewhere. Under the new pastor, the church re-joined the Arminian Baptist Union.
Of course, people at Tulun know my doctrinal beliefs full well, nevertheless, I'm still asked by the members and their new pastor to keep visiting the fellowship whenever I can. They compensate my travel expenses. The church is located some 125 kilometers from Nizhneudinsk. Since I have no car, I have to take a bus down there, which go there rather infrequently. It is kind of a long ride too. For this reason I cannot visit them more often then once a month. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to serve the saints in Tulun.
About a month ago, I was invited to a fellowship in a Union Baptist church. Three pastors and two preachers from different Union Baptist churches were present at the meeting. Questions about of evangelism, revival, and ministry of the church were discussed on the basis of the Bible. At the end of the meeting we all agreed to meet again. Please pray that the LORD grant me wisdom to be a faithful witness.
My daughter Nadia has entered a Music College in Krasnoyarsk. Krasnoyarsk is a big city, but there is no Primitive Baptist Church there. Nadia attends one Baptist church there, but the church bears little semblance to the PB worship. Incidentally, the pastor of that church is an American. Please also pray for Nadia's conversion.
My son Timothy is still in school. Pray for his conversion too.
My brother Yuri is currently living in the meeting house. He does most of the chores in the church, which is a great relief for me. With the help of the Lord, he was able to do all the necessary paperwork to be legalized. He has some health issues (poor hearing). The state has allotted him a monthly pension of around $ 100. Praise God! He has a job too. He attends meetings, reads the Bible, prays. Pray that the Lord grant him repentance unto life.
Winter has already begun in our parts, we have had the first snow. Along with the first snow various old sores sprang back to life. Joints feel sore. My old kidney trouble has also revived. Please be praying for this as well.
One last thing: we would like to make a toilet in the church building, if God permits. Pray for this need as well.
I would love to see you again in Siberia!
Greetings to all the saints,