As Kyrgyzstan reopen their country , much CV19 case surge with short or no medical resource and staff. Some household hiring their own nurses and provide volunteer to help themselves since governmental assistance are limited.
Summer Camp in Ukraine
2009 , Dr Brain ( Family Practice ) , Lily (physical therapist ) and local brother Vlad went to a small house lived with a 17 yr old boy who all of a sudden can not get out of bed . Two legs were crooked , frozen, tightened which makes the family really hard to take care. We went and offered some help to the family.
Vlad was the significant local brother who assisted us in translation. God has gifted him with language ability, with a sincere heart just 5 years after him recieving christ into his heart. Since then, we keep communication from time to time. During lily's time in kyrgyzstan, vlad has come at times to assist boys' home work , and become our boys' local big brother.
Vlad has hard life during his life journey, at 17 yr of age, he lost his dad from alcoholism, was a delivery boy for his mother's bakery store. Young age, he has to carry lots of labor work , make much doughs for living till he descided to come to the big town to seek better work. Because of his hard life, sometimes, he does not get to eat regularly, not too much belongings, and not certain what he would like to be... for the future.
When Vlad comes to our town, for his comfortability, I decided to find a place to accomodate him. Our apartment is small, only 2 100sqft rooms ( 1 for parents , and another room for 3 boys to stay-in , one living room w attached kitchen ) So, one time, to avoid over nite traveling between towns, lily had to request him staying in a bible school dorm near by. Also, took him for a stomach check up, since he suffered pain in stomach with an extensive ulcer problem. We had shared much of his younger time story.. . 2010 when we had to transit back to states, Vlad has yet decided to go to Quatar and work in the airport , for 2 years, to save and earn . Over there ,6 workers crowded in a , not with different in sleeping pattern and lack of steady christian fellowship, we only were able to talk shortly on skype but not much due to the business of me transiting US as well. He maybe earning more overseas, but inside he was not satisfied...Thanks to God, he decided to return to his home land.
4 yrs later,in 2017 when lily returned for a revisit and to assist a 2 yrs old young boy with hand deformity, What a surprise & Joy to find out vlad is planning to be interviewed into a bible school to study! The Lord has strengthen him and opened his eye to dedicate his life for him!! How amazed! This April he will be speaking in front of students to share message from Act 10 about the unclean animals vision God has shown to him... Here is his prayer summary , and we will for sure dedicate time to pray for our 1st generation church brother's and sisters in this hard area.
Valad's Bible School Journey
4 years has passed, Lily was yet first time able to travel back to visit our field last summer 2017. A young translator friend of mine, named Valad, has gone to Qatar worked ,though finally returned to Kg and continue to serve as a worship leader at his small group. This was really a surprise news since last time we met. I am so greatful that he was now called to serve his people as well willing to humbly to get equipped through a local bible school .
Through Whatapp communication, He has shared many of his learning, including preaching skills, serving youth in local churches, as well just recently leading in a kids summer camp. As lily from time to time contacted him, he always answered with enthusiastic, never rejects communication and willing to be of assistance which is truly a blessing.Recently he returned his home town and witnessed to his mom who is still a
very strong muslim in a souther town of kyrygzstan.
Prayer request: Please pray as valad learns into this servant joureny, God will open his eyes and confirm his area of service as well prepare his family so that there will be no resistance and hardship of miss-understanding. God will continue soften his mother as well heal his sister who has some health issue.
" Will You Join Me?: Truth Seeking Journey" - Evengelical phamphlet for Russian Muslims on Youtube
A small phamphlet for russian reader is available for you if needed especially created for muslims. Please provide your email to request. Youtube training is also available for short visitation trip prepiration.
A Barnabas TRIP Back to my KG HOME
Several Month prior my June visitation trip, I had been requested by a local believer brother whoes son has a rare Joint disease which making him unable to feed self or has trouble using his hands.Though Mom is an open minded unbeliever has hosted me staying in their home to be able to teach them more about how to perform rehab exercises and to feed,sit well @ age 2, young iliyas is really smart and understand everything
prior field worker, life coach ,manual therapist