Given the secular landscape of Ukraine, we experienced a welcomed treat yesterday when we attended church with some new friends who are missionaries in Ukraine. Even though we speak a different language than most of the congregation, what a privilege to be in the company of fellow members of the body of Christ.
The service was entirely in Russian, but we appreciated the man sitting behind us who translated for the English-speakers. The pastor spoke passionately on Genesis 4 and Cain, Able, and the importance of obeying God. We particularly enjoyed the worship time, which was scattered throughout the service and consisted of familiar hymns like "Holy, Holy, Holy," "And Can It Be," "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," and "All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name." With hymnals available in English and Russian, I'm sure we all made a joyful noise.
|Mark interacting with children at Sunday School|