Summer is not only a great time for rest, but also for evangelism trips. A small group from St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church of Kazan, Tatarstan, took the opportunity on July 24-25 to visit St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Gurez-Pudga, Udmurtia, and hold a children’s meeting—“An Introduction to Jesus.”
During this time, children from Gurez-Pudga and guests from another village had a chance to meet each other, be introduced to Jesus through Bible conversations, games, a master class in making Christian theme hanging ornaments, songs they sang before the divine service on Sunday, and through fellowship and prayer with candles. On the second day, the children drew pictures about what they best remember from the meeting. Those pictures were used for a handmade album to remember the meeting by. After the worship service, the missionaries from Kazan sang several hymns.
On one of the days, there was a women’s meeting discussing the upbringing of children in a rural environment and what Christians should do in a situation where in many ways children are brought up by their grandparents instead of parents.
Please keep the minister of this congregation Deacon Marat Fazlullin, his family, and St. Peter’s church members in your prayers as they serve their neighbors, loved ones, and friends in this village. They really need our prayers.
Praise the Lord for the opportunity to serve and sow God’s Word into the hearts of young people and strengthen the faith of church members!