Meet David Noble

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Meet David Noble

David Noble Steele was born in L’viv, Ukraine, on January 16, 2017. As you may have guessed from the photos, we like this little guy a lot, and we can’t wait to introduce you!

“Joshua’s Kingdom of Little Girls.” This was the endearing title once bestowed upon our family by my former language teacher, Veronica. And not without good reason! A family who can boast a string of four lovely daughters in a row is sure to win many admiring smiles, as well as the occasional quip about the absence of boys. Ukrainians in particular seem partial to girls, often reassuring us that, “Girls are so much better. They’re quieter. They’ll take care of you when you’re older.”  Etcetera. “Still,” I would think to myself at times, “if God wanted to give me a son, I wouldn’t complain.”

I’ll never forget that day we went in for the ultrasound. When the technician told us we were having a boy, I must confess that my faith level was somewhere in between Sarah and Abraham. I didn’t laugh out loud in unbelief, but to say that I “staggered not” would be overly generous. Could it be true? Was God really going to give us a son?

Thereafter, at every ultrasound, I would always ask, “So we still think it’s going to be a boy?” Finally, a few weeks before the birth, we had one last ultrasound, and I asked my usual question. The doctor chuckled, looked at the monitor, then back at me, and with an emphatic smile declared, “No possible alternative!”

Finally, the day came for the birth. As Kelsie and I settled in to our room at the Ukrainian hospital here in L’viv, we prayed for a short labor, for safety for mother and baby, and for wisdom for the doctors. The contractions began around four in the afternoon, and David was born without incident a little before nine o’clock that evening.

One might think that after so many children, these new arrivals would lose their shine. But experience has proven that every child, boy and girl alike, is a reward from heaven, and their entrance into the family is cause for rejoicing which cannot be described in words.

David’s Name
Names are important to God, and in Scripture we find Him carefully selecting names based on their meaning. We have likewise tried to choose names for our children that will encourage them to aspire to follow Christ in bold ways.

In the Bible, David was not only the greatest king ever to rule Israel, but he had a heart for the Lord that was unparalleled. Even when chastened, he said things like,
“… let me fall now into the hand of the LORD; for very great are his mercies:” (1 Chronicles 21:13)

The name Noble is a reference to the Bereans, of whom Paul said in Acts 17:11 that they “…were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Thus nobility in this context is not a position of high birth or great material wealth, but a faithful tenacity in studying the Word of God.

It is our prayer for our son that even in his youth he will come to know and love the heart of God as he immerses himself in the study of the Word of God.

Good and Evil Update
God is richly blessing our work on the new Ukrainian translation of Good and Evil! Our translator, Anatoliy, has completed the first chapter, and Nathan and I have also completed our review of the text. Chapter 2 is in progress.

Meanwhile, we have been in touch with the same printer who did Good and Evil last time, back in 2008. His name is Oleksander, and he is a believer. Not only has he given us an outstanding quote for the new printing, but he has also volunteered his services to handle all of the graphics work free of charge.

Please continue to pray for this project. Good and Evil has proven itself an effective ministry tool in Ukraine, and we’re excited to make this new translation available in color. Much work remains, but God is moving and we’re encouraged!

How You Can Pray

  • Praise the Lord for the safe arrival of our son, David!
  • Pray for health, strength, and wisdom for Kelsie as she gives of herself daily to be mommy to five kiddos.
  • Praise God for the great progress on the Good and Evil revision.
  • Pray for the continuing work on the Spanish, French and Ukrainian translations of Bible First.
  • Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.

Translators, Inc.

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Translators, Inc.

Every morning on weekdays, Abigail and I read through a portion of Bible First. We are now on Lesson 10!

Every morning on weekdays, Abigail and I read through a portion of Bible First. We are now on Lesson 10!

One of the most common questions I am asked as a missionary is how I would describe a “typical day on the foreign mission field”. This question always amuses me because the mission field is intrinsically atypical! During my time overseas, I’ve learned that God leads our ministry through seasons. Just when we think we’ve settled into something stable, the game changes.

For many years, our ministry kept a fairly steady back-and-forth rhythm of high-energy evangelism in the summers and lesson-writing coupled with discipleship efforts in the colder months. But while those efforts continue forward, we’ve recently seen God open a new front: translation.

Because we are English speakers ministering the Gospel amongst Ukrainians, translation has always played a significant role in what we do. For example, all of our Bible First lessons were originally written in English, and then later translated into Ukrainian.

Now, as Bible First spreads far beyond the borders of Ukraine, the need for translation work has again come to the forefront. We’re very encouraged about the progress being made, and in this report I’d like to share an update on three specific language groups.

Anatoliy Zhylavyi

Anatoliy Zhylavyi

Ukrainian
Back in the mid-2000’s, the very first language group to receive a translation of Bible First was Ukrainian. Later, we implemented significant improvements to our English lessons, but many of these were never incorporated back into the earlier Ukrainian lessons.

This fall, we hired Anatoliy Zhylaviy, a Ukrainian translator and philologist from our church, to begin a complete revision of our Ukrainian Bible First course. He is working through the entire course: editing, revising, and even retranslating as needed. Demand for Bible First amongst Ukrainians remains strong, and we are excited to bring these updated lessons to our students.

Catherine Leavitt

Catherine Leavitt

French
Meet Catherine Leavitt – a French national who has spent more than two decades living in Oregon. Catherine contacted us several months ago with a desire to translate Bible First into French. She’s been working diligently on the project and is making good progress. Her father, a French linguist who still lives in France, is assisting her as well. We are very grateful to their family, and we’re looking forward to making Bible First available as a ministry tool for believers in France!

Maria Sanchez

Maria Sanchez

Spanish
Several months ago, we received an email from a lady named Maria Sanchez. Maria uses Bible First in prison ministry, and because many of the inmates only speak Spanish, she asked if Bible First was available in that language. Upon learning that it was not, she asked for permission to translate it herself. Kelsie is also a Spanish speaker (she formerly translated for Voice of the Martyrs), and after reviewing a sample of Maria’s work, we gave her the green light.

Over the past several months, Maria has kept us on our toes as she has sent email after email with new drafts, questions, corrections, and more. She has now completed translating up through Lesson 9 – almost halfway!

The Language of the Web
As our Ukrainian, French and Spanish translators work to make Bible First available to those respective language groups, another effort is moving forward to make sure that these translations will enjoy the far-reaching scope of the World Wide Web. For some time now, we have been building a web-based application that will serve as a digital platform for Bible First. This app will allow churches and missionaries to reach people with Bible First over electronic media.

As of this writing, we estimate that Bible First Online is about 70% complete. There’s still much work to do, but once it’s finished, it will extend the reach of Bible First far beyond the conventional printed page.

We’ll be writing more about this project in future updates, but for now, please pray for our development team as we build this app. We are particularly grateful for programmers Trevor Brown and Andy Buck who are assisting us.

Almost Baby Time!
Oh, and there’s one more thing: it’s almost baby time! Kelsie is due to deliver our first son in early January. Please pray for our family–and Kelsie in particular–as we prepare to welcome our new little boy!

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How You Can Pray

  • Praise God for the work being done to translate Bible First into various languages.
  • Pray for Anatoliy, Catherine, and Maria as they translate. We are very grateful for their diligence and commitment to this ministry!
  • Pray for Kelsie and the baby as we near the birth.
  • Pray for my mom, Cathy. She flies to Ukraine on December 28th to help our family during the birth.
  • Pray for Trevor, Andy and myself we continue the development of Bible First Online.
  • Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.

To God be the Glory!

Platform Rising

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Platform Rising

Preaching the Gospel after a film showing in the Carpathian village of Scherbovets. (CMO 2016)

Preaching the Gospel after a film showing in the Carpathian village of Scherbovets. (CMO 2016)

When I first came to Ukraine over 15 years ago, my initial goal was to learn how to speak the Ukrainian language. I knew that if I was to effectively communicate the Gospel to people here, I needed to be able to talk.

As I began my language-learning journey, I became something of a fanatic. I immersed myself in Ukrainian culture, I spent hours a week studying, and I even avoided Americans so that I could maximize my talk time in Ukrainian. In under two years, I was fluent. I could read, I could write, I could converse, and I could preach. I had arrived! Or so I thought…

As I further developed my ministry, I ran into an unexpected frustration. Despite my ability to speak, there were surprisingly few who wanted to listen.

Audience First
If you’ve watched our Bible First training videos, then you are familiar with a concept we teach called “Audience First”. The basic idea is that in order to be effective in communicating a message, you first need to establish a hearing with your target audience. In social media, this is often referred to as “building a platform.”

Our world today is filled with voices competing for their turn at the mic. Everyone, it seems, has something to say, but not everyone has a platform from which to say it.

In this report, I’d like to share with you how God is blessing our platform in Ukraine and around the world.

Good and Evil: Round 2
Several years ago, we translated Good and Evil into Ukrainian. We began handing out the books at film showings, and offering free copies on our web site. Back then, things were pretty quiet. But in recent months, we have seen traffic increase dramatically such that we are now sending out 50-70 books per month!

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Just before CMO began this summer, someone posted a link to our web site on a Ukrainian/Russian “freebie” site. As a result, we got over 300 requests for Good and Evil books in less than 48 hours!

At this pace, our supply of books is fast running out, and soon it will be gone. God is clearly blessing this outreach, and for this reason, we’ve begun work on “Round 2” of our Good and Evil ministry. We are working on a completely new translation of Good and Evil and we’ll be using the latest color artwork from NGJ. If God provides the funds, we hope to do a new printing in Ukrainian next year.

Bible First Translations
Since No Greater Joy began distributing Bible First books in English, we’ve seen demand for them grow tremendously! One area that is particularly exciting is the translation of Bible First into other languages. Right now, we have Spanish and French translations in progress. There is also a possibility that a Russian translation may begin soon.

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Meanwhile, our Bible First ministry in Ukraine is thriving as well. We continue to see an average of nearly one new student every day enrolling in the course.

In the United States, a growing number of people are using Bible First to great effect in prisons. Just a few days ago, I received an email from a brother named Steve who says, “I use the Bible First course in the prison that I minister at full time in Alabama and the inmates LOVE the course and are constantly asking me if there are more courses by Bible First.”

A Cup Overflowing
As we look towards the fall season, our ministry cup is overflowing! Our message is the same as it’s been for years, but now it seems that God is allowing it to reach even more people. In addition to the two projects I’ve mentioned above, I am continuing my weekly Bible study with Oleg, and I also have regular opportunities to preach in our church here in L’viv.

Abigail, Rebekah, and Hosanna are all progressing well in school. Kelsie is a star homeschool mommy and keeps all of us on our toes! Little Kathryn is the sunshine in our lives, toddling all over the house and making new “discoveries” every day.

It’s a Boy!
In case you missed our blog post in June, we’d like to share some exciting news! Kelsie is in her 25th week of pregnancy. And now, after four girls, God has given us our first boy! We are thrilled and grateful for His gift of life, and we’re ready to embark on this new adventure. The girls in particular are excited that they will finally have a little brother. 🙂

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Aside from the usual fatigue, Kelsie is doing well. Based on the latest ultrasound data, our projected due date is January 5, 2017. Please keep Kelsie and our new baby in your prayers!

How You Can Pray

  • Praise God for the new doors He is opening in ministry. Pray that we will continue to be diligent stewards of the platform He has given.
  • Pray for those who heard the Gospel during CMO 2016.
  • Pray for God’s blessing and provision as we move towards a second printing of Good and Evil in Ukrainian.
  • Pray for strength and clarity as we move forward with the Spanish and French translations of Bible First.
  • Pray for success for those who are using Bible First in ministry around the world.
  • Pray for health and safety for Kelsie and our new baby.
  • Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.

Meet the Newest Member of the Steele Family!

baby-steele-2016-crpToday we are excited to announce that we are expecting a new addition to our family! This week, we had our first ultrasound, and came home with our first photo. Kelsie is about eleven weeks along, and so far everything is looking great. Based on the ultrasound data, our projected due date is January 4, 2017.

Kelsie has struggled with the typical morning sickness and fatigue, and is grateful to be nearing the end of the first trimester. Already she is starting to feel better.

We are grateful to God for entrusting us with another of His little ones!

Parenting Seminar

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Parenting Seminar

Kelsie and I recently had the privilege of teaching our very first parenting seminar! Organized by a local church here in L’viv, the event was well attended, and we were excited for the opportunity to address Ukrainian couples on the topic of child training.

Kelsie and I recently had the privilege of teaching our very first parenting seminar! Organized by a local church here in L’viv, the event was well attended, and we were excited for the opportunity to address Ukrainian couples on the topic of child training.

Over the past few months, I’ve often found myself pondering that well-known phrase in Psalm 23… “…my cup runneth over.” It seems God has lately thrown open the flood gates of ministry opportunity for our family. While at times exhausting and even overwhelming, it’s a great problem to have!

One such opportunity presented itself earlier this year when a young lady named Lindsay Blessing contacted us about speaking at a parenting seminar organized by her church. Lindsay’s father Mark is a missionary here and pastor of the church. We’ve been friends with their family for many years and I’ve preached at the church several times in the past.

After praying about the invitation for a few days, we decided to accept. We’d never done an event quite like this before, and we knew it would take a lot of effort to pull it off. But we were also well aware of the potential, and as we prayed, we became increasingly convinced that this was God’s direction.

And so the preparation began. Parenting is a huge topic, and despite being given six 45-minute sessions, we found it challenging to fit in everything we wanted to say.

Kelsie and I are very blessed to have had wise parents of our own, not to mention mentors like Mike and Debi Pearl. Now, after more than ten years of practice as parents, it was exciting indeed to be able to share with others what God has taught our family.

We called our seminar “Joyful Parenting” and structured our material around five “pillars” of successful parenting. These pillars are, in our experience, the areas that have made the biggest difference both in our family and in those we have learned from over the years. If you get these right, your family – and your children in particular – have a good chance of succeeding. The pillars are 1) Strong Marriage, 2) Atmosphere of Joy,
3) Tying Strings (proactively building trust with your children), 4) The Reflection Paradigm (your children tend to be a reflection of you), and
5) Train for Adulthood.

Kelsie and I spent many hours on the couch, huddled around the laptop, typing out our notes. We chatted about our experiences, what we’d learned or read, and what we felt was most important to communicate to new parents.

Finally the day came. Speaking tag-team, in Ukrainian, for nearly seven hours turned about to be both exhausting and very rewarding. I believe God used the seminar to bless these families, and we pray that as a result, many Ukrainian children we will grow up to walk with Jesus.

It’s a great encouragement to see young families train up their children to follow the Lord.

It’s a great encouragement to see young families train up their children to follow the Lord.

Kelsie and I took turns speaking as we progressed through six sessions of material.

Kelsie and I took turns speaking as we progressed through six sessions of material.

The seminar lasted for the better part of a Saturday. It was exhausting but fun!

The seminar lasted for the better part of a Saturday. It was exhausting but fun!

CMO 2016

Summer is approaching once again, and with it our annual project: Carpathian Mountain Outreach. This year it looks like five young men will be joining us from the States as we spread the Gospel here in western Ukraine.

As always, there is much preparation to be done. In particular, we will be printing tens of thousands of tracts. There is housing to arrange, and there are film showings to schedule. Please pray that God would open doors before us as we labor, and that as a result of our efforts, multitudes would come to repentance in Christ.

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Bible First

God continues to bless the impact of our Bible First course both here in Ukraine and elsewhere. Enrollment for our Ukrainian course is now over 700 students, and with CMO approaching, that number is likely to increase significantly.

In the US we are seeing growth as well. Bible First is being implemented in prison ministries, and even as I write this a large order of books has been sent to press.

Additionally, the Lord has provided some extra assistance with the Bible First web app. While there’s still much to do, the development of the software is moving forward rapidly. This software will help churches and individuals manage their own Bible First courses. Lord willing, we’ll see a limited release by year’s end.

UPDATE: Bible First is now available for purchase online from No Greater Joy Ministries. Click the link below for details.

Purchase Bible First

How You Can Pray

  • Pray that much fruit would come as a result of the parenting seminar. Pray that God would open doors for us to do more seminars in the future.
  • Pray that God would bless CMO 2 016, and that as a result many would hear the Gospel.
  • Pray for strength, wisdom, and efficiency as we write code for the Bible First web app.
  • Pray for safety for the Day family as they prepare to return to Ukraine.
  • Pray for strength and wisdom for Kelsie and me as we homeschool our children here in Ukraine.
  • Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.

To God be the Glory!

Meet Oleg

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Meet Oleg

Oleg Demedyuk is a believer from L’viv. At his request, we recently started a Friday-night Bible study. Currently, we are studying the book of Romans.

Oleg Demedyuk is a believer from L’viv. At his request, we recently started a Friday-night Bible study. Currently, we are studying the book of Romans.

Recently, I received an email from a young man named Serhii whom I discipled several years ago. A friend from Serhii’s church had inquired about finding someone who could disciple him. Serhii suggested that he contact me, and he did.

The first time we met, Oleg shared his testimony, and we spent some time getting to know one another. I explained a bit about what we do here as missionaries, and also suggested some ideas on how we might best spend our time during future meetings.

Normally, when a person expresses interest in studying the Bible, I like to start in Genesis. But since Oleg already had a solid foundation (he’s been saved for several years and faithful in his church) we decided to begin in Romans.

Each Friday evening, we read through a portion of Romans, look up key cross references, and discuss Paul’s teaching.

Oleg has also begun some limited involvement in our Bible First ministry. For example, we recently received a letter from one of our newer students who raised some objections to the doctrine of the deity of Christ. The student offered several verses in defense of her ideas, even going so far as to suggest that Jesus is merely an angel. I showed Oleg the letter, and he did some study on his own, researching the various points in the letter. This of course led to some great discussion on the deity of Christ. We’ve reached out to the student and suggested a Skype call to address her letter, and we’re waiting for a response.

I’m excited about this new discipleship relationship with Oleg, and I would appreciate your prayers for us as we move forward. In particular, pray that God would open clear doors for Oleg and others like him to become involved in the Bible First ministry.

Family Update
Here at the Steele household – which some of our Ukrainian friends warmly refer to as “Joshua’s Kingdom of Ladies” – there’s never a dull moment. Our little girls are steadily growing into little ladies, with Abigail in particular taking on more and more responsibility in the home.

From the left: Rebekah, Kathryn, Abigail, Hosanna. It’s hard to believe that Kathryn is nearly a year old!

From the left: Rebekah, Kathryn, Abigail, Hosanna. It’s hard to believe that Kathryn is nearly a year old!

Kelsie has crafted an excellent school program, and each morning finds the children happily (most of the time) seated at their desks, working through their assignments. In the afternoon, Abby and Rebekah have a few add-on subjects, such as typing lessons and a Bible class with Dad on Fridays.

It’s hard to believe that Kathryn is nearly a year old! As I write this newsletter, she is just beginning to walk on her own. Her smiles bring no end of joy and laughter to our family!

On Thanksgiving, we all had a “ball” at the bowling alley!

On Thanksgiving, we all had a “ball” at the bowling alley!

Our little girls are quickly becoming little ladies. :)

Our little girls are quickly becoming little ladies. 🙂

Bible First
We are excited to report that God is continuing to bless the impact of Bible First in Ukraine! In particular, our prison ministry is growing. In fact, since CMO ended this past summer, we’ve been enrolling an average of one new student almost every day!

Trevor Brown and I are also continuing our programming efforts, working diligently to bring Bible First to the web. We feel that making the course available in electronic format will open many new doors to reaching the lost for Christ.

Next Summer…
Registration for next year’s Carpathian Mountain Outreach project is now open! CMO 2016 will begin on June 20, and the deadline for submitting applications is April 1. We’ve also put together a brand new CMO web site! Check out all the latest details at www.cmoproject.org. As always, we appreciate your prayers for this ministry, and for the young men who are even now making preparations to come.

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How You Can Pray

  • Praise the Lord for Ukrainians who are hearing the Gospel as they study the Scriptures with Bible First!
  • Pray for a strong team for CMO 2016.
  • Pray for Oleg and I as we continue our discipleship meetings.
  • Pray for strength and wisdom for Kelsie and I as we homeschool our children here in Ukraine.
  • Pray that God would continue to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ through the Bible First outreach.
  • Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.

 

To God be the Glory!

 

Gaining New Ground

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Gaining New Ground

Several of the CMO 2015 team hike towards a new set of buildings during a literature campaign.

Several of the CMO 2015 team hike towards a new set of buildings during a literature campaign.

This summer marked our 9th CMO project! When we first embarked down this path back in 2006, I had no idea how far the Lord would take it. Each year, He continues to bless this outreach, bringing new laborers into the field and new fruit for His glory.

One of the things I look forward to most during CMO is visiting new cities. While our team always spends a fair amount of time ministering in our home town of L’viv, we are focusing more and more on branching out to establish beachheads in other towns.

Before CMO began this year, we had our eye on a mid-size city called Khmelnytskiy. This city, with its population of nearly 300,000 people, is an oblast center located about four hours west of L’viv, and one that we’ve not previously visited. When I checked our database at the beginning of the summer, we had one student in Khmelnytskiy. Now, after conducting a three-day literature campaign there in mid-July, we have five.

But what are five people among 300,000? Maybe not much in terms of numbers, but they are a start. Over the years we’ve learned that we don’t necessarily need to reach everyone up front. We just need a foot in the door, so to speak. Once we establish a presence in a city or village, there is significant potential for our student base to grow.

Year after year, our stats continue to demonstrate that around 40% of all our Bible students enroll via word-of-mouth recommendations. These are people with whom we never had any direct contact who are now reaching out to us with a desire to study the Word of God. And as Paul reminds us in Romans 10:17, “…faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

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New Fronts
In addition to the growth we are seeing in Ukraine, there is another type of multiplication that we are equally excited about. The men who come to CMO each summer are going on to establish their own ministries in the US and even in other countries.

For example, James Slice, who served with us last year, has just returned from several months of Gospel ministry in Egypt. In addition, he and his brother are operating their own Bible First! course in their home state of Georgia.

Men from the CMO 2015 team are also moving forward in ministry. Emanuel Schrock has already conducted literature campaigns of his own since returning from Ukraine, and he is currently studying linguistics in preparation for mission work overseas. Adam Hall is getting ready to spend a year in northern Africa with a mission work that’s previously been established there. The Henderson family continues to build their Bible First! course in Minnesota, and they’ve been involving other believers in outreaches in their community.

The CMO 2015 team. From the left: Isaiah, Emanuel, Caleb, Ben, Nathan, Joshua, Joe, and Adam.

The CMO 2015 team. From the left: Isaiah, Emanuel, Caleb, Ben, Nathan, Joshua, Joe, and Adam.

As always, your prayer support is greatly needed! Pray not only for our team here in Ukraine, but for these who are entering new fields, proclaiming the Lord to men and women who do not yet know Him.

How You Can Pray

  • Praise the Lord for new ground gained this summer in the advancement of the Gospel!
  • Pray for the CMO men as they continue their ministries in the US and around the world.
  • Pray for the Day family as they prepare to travel to the US for the birth of their third child.
  • Pray our staff here as we deal with the large quantities of mail we are receiving from our Bible students.
Nathan Day and Adam (a young man from the east of Ukraine) distribute Good and Evil books in a gypsy village in the Carpathians.

Nathan Day and Adam (a young man from the east of Ukraine) distribute Good and Evil books in a gypsy village in the Carpathians.

One of our larger film showings this year in the mountains

One of our larger film showings this year in the mountains

Preaching the Gospel after the showing

Preaching the Gospel after the showing

Happy to have a Good and Evil book!

Happy to have a Good and Evil book!