We are so glad to share with you what the Lord is doing in our midst here in All Nations Church.
As some of you know, our ministry year begins in September. Last September we saw a big flow of new students, most of them from French speaking countries like Congo, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and so on. Many of them speak neither English nor Russian. They only speak French. We have been trying to do special services for them. We hope to continue and establish a regular French service in the coming day. We have people from Portuguese speaking countries as well. This year a sister from Ecuador has joined our church too. We have two Filipinos and another sister from Indonesia.
In this new season, we’ve been blessed with a lot of guests and speakers. At the end of October, we had Mike Anticoli with Randy Tapp who spoke at one of the services. In November and December, we had Dina and Elissa Bahtin from Estonia. They ministered to our youth talking about relationships and marriage. In January, Mike Anticoli came back with another couple Roy and Christie Bauer. They did minister to the youth and spoke on Sunday. After pastor Roy and Christie left Mike stayed for another week, teaching and preaching some more.
Around the same time, one of our former student Dr. Bukasa Mukendi Bookson came to visit. He was a great encouragement to the whole church, especially to the students. By sharing his testimony, he encouraged them to take advantage of this time to get involved in ministry and to grow spiritually. Dr. Bukasa graduated at the St. Petersburg mining university, where he studied from 1999 to 2009. All this time he was a very active member of All Nations Church. Today he is lecturing at the University of Namibia in the mining department. Besides his career, Dr. Bukasa is passionate about the kingdom of God. He has initiated works of ministry in one of the local churches. From the time, he moved to Namibia he had a desire to plant a church. He has finished doing the paper works and has acquired a piece of land where he intends to build a ministry center. He is making all the preparations for the launching of this church plant.
Before the end of the year, we did a Christmas marathon of collecting a special Christmas offering to support children ministries in India and Zambia. We also collected some money to help with the building project of a church in a village in the D. R. Of Congo.
At the end of January and the beginning of February, we had a conference entitled “renewing your commitment to God” with our pastor friends from Belgium and Portugal. This was an amazing time of revelations and miracles. God ministered His healing, encouragement, freedom and changing lives of people.
Please continue to pray for us. This coming May me and my family will be taking a trip to visit my mum and other relatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We took a step of faith by purchasing the tickets in advance. All we have for now are the tickets and much more is needed to make this trip. Please pray that God will provide for us also pray that He will protect the church during this period of our absence.
Thank you very much dear stone works friends and partners for your prayers and support. May God keep you and continue to bless you with your whole household. With love from Saint Petersburg.