“At a time when destruction is pervasive all around, the Lord has planted and is growing something new.”
What do you think of when you hear the name Russia? The images that are created in your mind depend on how old you are, how much news you watch, and where you were born.
“The moment of the first water toxicity check is hard to describe in words,” ITMI’s Adi Ban reflected. His heart sank as he read results- 801 TDS. TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids and is a measurement of all sorts of impurities in the water.
We received the message days prior to our departure for Ukraine. It was a plea for help. The request was accompanied by images of rubble and destruction. It came from a small church of 20 members in Novolugansk. Novolugansk is right on the fighting line between Ukraine and the Russian separatists’ region of Lugansk. Our planning was already done, our routes and places to visit were already scheduled…
Things were different before the war broke out in Mironovsk, Ukraine. For 15 years prior to the streets being filled with crumbling structures, a small church of 14 ministered faithfully to their city. For 15 years, there was very little response to the Good News. Then, everything changed.
We couldn’t do what we do without you, our supporters. This is just one small way we can say, “Thank you!” Each month, we feature one beautiful photo from Steve with a convenient calendar of that month for you to set as your desktop photo. July’s was taken in a rural Ukrainian village of Romanian-speakers when Steve travelled there with Adi Ban earlier this year.