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Jan 09

UFA Bible Ministries, Stas Karpenko

What an amazing year this has been for our family and for Ufa Bible Ministries. It has been a year of whirlwind of tasks and challenging struggles but God was giving us His victory.

In this letter I wanted to share with you about our other ”featured” believer to give you a deeper understanding how you could pray for our ministry. This is Lilia – a Bashkir lady that we have already mentioned in some of our prayer letters. She got saved while she attended med college in Ufa and was part of our church. Now lives and works in one of a county-seats in Bashkortostan. She works as a dentist for kids in a county clinic. In fact, she is the only children’s dentist for miles in that remote Muslim county. She is like a Lidya from the book of Acts – knowledgeable and reputable yet humble woman. Sometimes she battles with a Muslim ”beasts” – Islamic men who want to convert her.

Well, enough said. We ask your prayer for her that our Lord would give her a good husband.

Secondly, pray for a new church plant to be established in this county that lucks a church. Tim has finished his a half-year of homeschool successfully. He had a test on his Russian studies achievements at a local school and did great. It is interesting to observe how he picks up on Christian practices such as carrying his Gideon new testament with him, searching for a passages at the worship and so on. Another baby is growing well too.

We are now looking forward to the celebration of our Savior’s birth at a Special Christmas outreach service on January 7th.

Please pray for open hearts and minds to savor to God’s truth. Pray that, as people of Russia are as sensitive to the gospel as never during Christmas, we would have a good attendance at the service. Especially our friends and family about who we are constantly interceding before the throne. Also, we ask you to pray for closing this year financially and starting a new one with a cushion.

We are so grateful for each of you for your prayers and support of our ministries. You are great example of God’s faithfulness to us. We wish each of you wonderful Christmas season and God’s best in the new year ahead! You can make tax deductible contribution to Ufa Bible Ministries which is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Make checks payable to:

Ufa Bible Ministries (UBM)

PO Box 1761,

Columbia, SC 29202

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