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Ukraine 2015

Return to the UK

Thank you for praying everyone, it’s been a weird 3days!!

Dávid Kovacs had to return to the UK regarding a situation to do with his job. Which meant we had to be in Kiev by Sunday pm. 

We manage to hook up with a pastor who 8 months ago had fled Crimea… He lost his church & house, extended members of his family betrayed him and because of his accent, the Russians accused him of being an American spy. Now he lives as a refugee with his lovely family in Kiev.

This trip has been significant in terms of  walking into many Divine set ups  with pastors and wives in dyer circumstances. God has used us to break off discouragement and minister HOPE AND A FUTURE to them!

Now I was in Kiev…the finish line!! ( a week early )I was unsure whether to carry on or fly home with Dávid. I was in two minds which is never a great place to be!! Bible says, “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways!!” Then Sunday morning I received a prophetic word from Alan Saunder’s wife Sarah. She had no knowledge about where we were or my dilemma! The word was Based on Isaiah 52 :11&12 (message bible)

It left me in no doubt what to do!! Everything then happened so quick…Cookie back at HQ made the arrangements and I was home by 11pm last night! 

Richard Madeley gave me a word at the beginning of the walk, Psalm 119:133 “Direct my steps by Your word..” Well Rich, He really did!

I went out on (Isaiah 52:7)

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news,

Who proclaims peace,

Who brings glad tidings of good things,

Who proclaims salvation,

Who says to Zion,

“Your God reigns!”

AND I CAME HOME ON (Isaiah 52:11&12:)

“Out of here! Out of here! Leave this place!

Don’t look back. Don’t contaminate yourselves with plunder.

Just leave, but leave clean. Purify yourselves

in the process of worship, carrying the holy vessels of God.

But you don’t have to be in a hurry.

You’re not running from anybody!

God is leading you out of here, 

and the God of Israel is also your rear guard.” (Message Bible)

So it’s been different!!!! to say the least, but we live to fight another day.

Thank you again for praying! Here are pictures of an unexpected visit to the Hillsong Kiev mtg and earlier being booked by youth leaders in another church for future mission! 

 
   
 

On the job training 

This the second time David Kovacs has walked with me….. It’s a great privilege to be able to invest in young men!

Here he is ministering healing and cancelling epilepsy off a couple who stopped in their car. 

 He sat with a young couple while they read the gospel tract from front to back…. And asked if they would like to pray with him!!

They said yes! So he did!!

  
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news”

  

Finished walking for the day but he’s still at it!! 

 
We have no bed offer for the night yet…. Cheers for your prayers

Unexpected

Two men stopped in their car, a Greek Catholic priest and his friend who was unsure about faith! That asked lots of questions, and we answered them and kept bringing the conversation back to Jesus. So after a good opportunity to declare our hope, I prayed with the priest to receive healing for his neck….and he did!!

Then the other guy read through the prayer of commitment on the back of the gospel tract & said it out loud! Only God knows whether Savation took place right there but one thing is certain, they went away really grateful for our meeting! He has invited us to stay in Ternopil…59km on our way. 

   
Driver of a white van with blacked out windows was acting suspiciously along the road today… He parked up on the opposite side and when we were almost level with him/ them  he pulled away! He did this  4 times at 500m intervals?? Probably nothing but keep praying anyway…cheers

L’viv to Ternopil

   
   

In God’s hands

We got put on a train this morning by Gypsy pastor…..we had no choice! A militant group are hiding not far from where we were to pass, which special forces have not been able to apprehend. Makes sense to listen to the locals! 

We are now in a town called STRYI

I had a divine set up tonight with a restaurant owner who spoke English….had a prophetic word. Eyes filled up and lots of nodding in agreement as I prayed….. Another one of those moments!!

2nd Gypsy Camp

At another gypsy camp tonight in Svalyava.Pastor very suspicious at first til he saw affects of our ministry on his people…..taking me from house to house in the ghetto.

Met a little girl who was raised from the dead one year ago!!

Also I did a Q & A with their leaders… Felt I had been bled dry after..haha. There is a great need for sound teaching!

This is the senior pastor laci Szivak

  

Mukacheve gypsy camp

  
We arrived at the gypsy camp Sunday at 2:45pm
Camp was on the border of Hungary Romania Slovakia Russia so it was perfectly located for the maffia to do border business with drugs and all other trade. So they used the camp for their business & took protection money ruling with fear. War broke out between the gypsies & Mafia. 

Gypsies won the fight, but they lost people in the fight….this was 20yrs ago!

One month ago…. There were more killings this time from separatists. 

Last night we got the privilege of ministering to many of these who lived through that!

I spoke at their 3′ o’clock & 6’o clock meetings.

In the first mtg many responded to ‘Get right with God’ & those who did got filled with the Holy Spirit with an amazing manifestation of joy released in their lives!!

At the second mtg, i ‘taught’ the Gospel!!

At the end, many hands went up acknowledging God’s healing power in their bodies.

At least one that we know of received the Lord for first time…. Which is brilliant!!

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