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Nov 06, 2022

Ministering Where God Has Put You

Ministering Where God Has Put You

Passage: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

Speaker: Oleg Vasilevsky

Series: Missions Sunday

Category: Sunday Sermons

Keywords: church, worship, faith, jesus, sunday, god, sermon, children, gospel, hope, missions, humanity, missionary, war, believe, bible study, ukraine, russia, helping people, refugees, kyiv, live music, livestream, burnt hickory baptist church, world news, burnt hickory worship, ukraine news, war in ukraine, ukraine war, real life heroes, faith in humanity restored, try not to cry

This week during Missions Sunday, we get to hear from our mission partner Oleg as he shares what’s ben happening in Ukraine during the war. Even though trauma is everywhere around, and the future is so uncertain, people are sharing the gospel and ministering to emotional and physical needs. Learn about how Radooga Ministries is caring for children in the midst of war and turmoil.

I want you just to know the facts that over the last year we have given over $1 million to support missions across this planet as a church because it really is who we are and especially today, we want to celebrate that. This morning, we have an incredible, incredible opportunity with us. And in front of us this morning, another friend of Burnt Hickory. His name is Oleg, and he has come this morning over ten plus years of ministry. He has worked with Burnt Hickory, has worked with Burnt Hickory businessmen, Burnt Hickory Orphan Care Ministry and lots of family here at Burnt Hickory. And so, what we're going to do this morning is we're going to get to hear an incredibly challenging ministry from someone that is living still in the middle of Kiev who was only able to get out of Ukraine on a humanitarian visa because of the good work that he is doing in that country. And he is going to challenge us this morning from the ministry that he is doing to show us that we can plant where we are to reach the people around us. Oleg has established Radooga Ministries over ten years ago, working with kids, working with business leaders, working with many, many different people across Ukraine. He's going to tell his story. But especially what we're going to hear this morning is what has happened over this last year, during the time of war and how God has moved in his life. I want you to check out this video, but before we get to the video, would you just give Oleg a hand, and would you tell him thank you for being with us this morning?

We decided to develop just in case when we booked a hotel in western Ukraine, we developed all the actions like, you know, in the case of cellular service, this is what's going to happen. This is where we're going to meet. You have to have full tank of gas in your car. So, we just developed that to come down our team. Well, little did we know that that plan was exactly what we were going to follow later on the 24th of February. At 5 a.m. in the morning, we heard the sound of bombing. And we woke up. We started collecting people all around Kiev. After collecting our team, we were able to get out of Kiev and that took us five or six hours. What would usually take half an hour or 40 minutes to leave the city. After that, we headed west. For the next 36 hours, we were driving in a caravan of cars with lots of women, little children, just to get everybody as far possible as Kiev. One of the best things we could do for all the people who were coming was to free up this space and for us to cross the border. Of course, men stayed. We have to be in Ukraine. And so, all of our women, 18 people with children, they crossed the border on the way to Warsaw, and we stayed in Ukraine. And that night, we were invited to a meeting with a group of different charitable funds and nonprofit organizations. And we were trying to understand how can we help here in Ukraine right now? And that's when we had the idea of creating Spirit of Victory Humanitarian Fund. And we started providing for all the internally displaced people. I joined Radooga team and became engaged to humanitarian aid. We started to expand and help Ukrainian regions that were in need. While we were providing humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Our team that crossed the border never stopped running our online school. Many children lost their friends. So, what we decided as a team to do, was to offer our school free of charge. Our school grew from 277 students to 12,000 children. One of the things about our school is that we always believed that even though you are online school, we are social people, we have to have relationships. So, we've launched unique lessons.

We had 4000 children who were connecting every day to unity lessons to connect with other children, to connect with other teachers. And so, for the next month, our team from Warsaw, from Poland, where we were hosted, they were providing all of that for children all around Ukraine, all around Europe, in many, many countries around the world. All the children who are connected to our platform. In Poland, we've seen exactly the same thing as in western Ukraine. Poland was exploding and we started looking where else we could move our team and that's when we made a decision to move our team to Spain. So, my wife, who never traveled for more than two or three miles around Kiev, she would drive her car to a subway and then she would get on the subway and travel around Kiev. She traveled with a team of women and children for 3000 kilometers. Crossing the whole Europe, all the way from Warsaw to Spain, bring peace. We could establish our team there. And one of the important things is that our school never stopped for a minute. While we were serving people with humanitarian aid, we realized that at some point this intensity is going to go away. At some point, people will wake up and realize the tragedy that they experience. And this tragedy is going to be not as visible as hunger, not as visible as bullets. It's going to be much deeper. And we need to do something about that. Well, since for the past 28 years, we've been doing camps and we've been working with children, we're realized to use that experience, that knowledge in helping children save their childhoods. There was a lot of humanitarian aid. Everyone helped the armed forces of Ukraine. Volunteers helped people who were under occupation. But the children were left on the sidelines. The idea of this project is to help children distract themselves from everything that is happening in their families and country. We wanted children to experience joy and happiness. We noticed the great crises the children are going through. They are traumatized and they need to help. That's why we launched the camp project. We have already held 100 camps and reached more than 5000 children. So even though our team is almost 100 people, our team is actually much larger. Every single person who contacted us, every person who supported our camps this summer allowed us to serve almost 5000 children this summer. Throughout camps, throughout all the country of Ukraine, helping kids save their smiles, helping kids save their childhood. Thank you, everyone, for supporting this effort. Thank you, everyone, for helping us heal these kids from trauma and helping them be kids.

Good morning, Church. So good and also so hard to be here. I have we have long time relationships with many people, with many families at this church, including the Smiths family who are here. And a month ago, my wife and I, my wife is sitting over there. You can wave your hand. Lana, she's and my daughter also who attends KSU. A month ago, we were here, and we were meeting with Brian Foster and Rod arranged that meeting. And Brian said, hey, we have mission’s week coming up. You need to return back and share your story; share the things you've been going through. So, I started working on my sermon and I created this really cool three-point sermon. You know, you don't do four points because people won't remember more than three and you also don't do two because it's not worth crossing the ocean just for two points. So, I worked, I really working my sermon, I worked really hard, and then I send it to Rod Smith and the response I got from him was, No. Rod, what do you mean? He said, Well Oleg, you know, you have a story, you don't need a three-point sermon, you have a story, you just share that story. And that was one of the hardest challenges that I received, because it meant bringing up, trying to recall all the things that I was trying to numb in my life, all the pains. So, I, I went to my Facebook and to all the pictures and started looking at the things that were happening in my life, all the videos that I was recording during the war, also to my phone, trying to recreate, trying to recall the things that that I've been going through. And the verse today is that is from Ecclesiastes There is time for everything season for every activity. Under heavens time. For war and time for peace. Time to weep and time to laugh, time to mourn and time to dance. And basically, if we were to sum up that verse in one phrase, what that would mean is that change is inevitable. It doesn't matter whether you are a kind person or not. It doesn't matter whether you're Christian or not. It doesn't matter how long you've been walking with the Lord. All of that doesn't matter because change is going to happen in your life, whether you want to or not, just like it happened in our life in Ukraine. We were not planning on this war to happen. In fact, let me tell you how much I was not planning on this war to happen.

So, about a month, a month and a half before war started, February 24th, we started getting all this messages from, you know, CIA, Pentagon. Hey, Russia has aligned its army in Ukraine and it's going to happen like they're going to attack tomorrow and then no, no, no, they're going to attack next week or they're going to attack, you know, tonight and what did I do? How did I prepare for war? Well, 30 days before war started, I went skiing. And that's how much we resist change when you know, we don't, we don't want that pain in our lives. So, we're going to do everything. We will continue our lifestyle the way it was before because it gives us some kind of security in life. Well, what happened ten days before my friend Randy called me, he said, Oleg, you know, what do you think? And I said, Well, it's all going to happen. Can you bring that next slide? It's all going to happen in the eastern Ukraine. I mean, you know, look at that. Look at the map of Russian army. You see it's all the way on the west, to the left, near Polish border. Lots of Russian army in Belarus, north of Ukraine and some in the east and some in the south. What was my response? And I've seen this map and I ignored it because I wanted my life to be normal. I didn't want that change. And so, he said, Oleg, why don't you take your team to Hungary for unnecessary staff retreat? And I said, No, don't worry. So, what did I do? I took them for a staff retreat in the suburbs of Kiev. And then he said, what are you going to do if it all begins? I said, Oh, we're going to get in our cars and we're going to drive. One thing that my wife and I did do not because we were strategic, but because we wanted to calm our team down. We created a plan that actually we followed when the war started, February 2nd phase of war started February 24th. So, February 24th we wake up 4:00. You know, that's what that's the thing. It is so Nazi to bomb people when they're asleep. And so, we heard the sounds of bombing, Russia started bombing. We didn't have, I mean this is how prepared we were, we didn't have a rescue suitcase. We didn't have any food packed like we had like we were not planning on that at all. And so, Lena. Lena and I begged for my son and my wife to cross the bridges because I thought Russians would bomb the bridges so that people wouldn't be able to evacuate. And I was going to stay and then find my way out of Kiev later. So we were, we got into our cars. We grabbed all the people from our team. One of the most emotional moments during this trip was people who are trying to take their animals with them. And I was the one I was that rude person who had to say no, and they had to leave their dogs that grew up from little puppies and cats and everything on the streets, just hoping that, you know, that they would survive. And that was that morning of getting everybody together and heading west to western Ukraine.

So, we crossed the bridge. Yes, we were in that. You can see the next slide. This is what Kiev looked like. So, we spent 5 hours in that traffic jam, very few cars going into Kiev, lots of massive number of cars leaving Kiev. And my son had his wedding planned for the month of May. And he said Dad you know; I'm not going to leave without my fiancé. His fiancé said, Oleg, I'm not going to leave without my mom. So, we had everybody onboard traveling. Yes, we did have one pet. We had we had pet rat or rat pet. You had that because that's the only thing we could take with us. And so that traveled all the way to Spain. And so, we were we were traveling, we're trying to escape from Kiev. And when we came to western Ukraine, when we came to western Ukraine, it was we were at this hotel and very, very soon that hotel was turning into this hostel where like the hotel staff were throwing the mattresses on the floor. And there were because that town was exploding. So, we all of my team like this, we women weeping. Everybody wants to return back to Kiev to fight. And we had four staff who stayed in Kiev, and they said, that's the most selfish thing. Look at this. You want to do something for people. You want to you know; you want to go help. Actually, she said, that's the most selfish thing you want to do because you're not trained to find. You cannot provide first aid and actually, if you were to return, then you would you would be eating food that's already becoming very scarce in Kiev. And so that's why we made a decision to cross the border. So, the next 36 hours were on the border. And the next picture you see is I took it from my car. So, you know, we were in the car moving one foot every hour, but there were people just walking with grocery, plastic bags, with kids in their hands, pulling suitcases, just to cross the border. At some point, I decided to go sit in my car and take a nap because when you, you know, you wake up the whole 36 hours and if you can't sleep and then the next moment there is a phone call from my wife, and my wife says, honey, I'm on the other side. I just crossed the border. They opened traffic arms, so I never kiss my wife goodbye. As fast as Russian army was approaching, it was just a matter of a few days until they were going to come and kill us in western Ukraine. And that was the beginning of my time of weeping in this war. That night, I attended a meeting with a group of pastors who are struggling to help everybody. And we had no idea where we were going to stay because we couldn't stay in that hotel anymore. Our team left. There was just me, my son and my technical director. And so, this guy, Andre, we called him Father Andrew. Andrew, you know, modern day saints are not the ones are not the people with a skinny face and a staff.

Modern day saints can be guys driving their Audis, and he was the kind of person. He was abroad when the war started. He made the decision to leave his wife and six-month-old daughter to cross the border, understanding that he would never, ever be able to see them again and leave the country again. So, he hosted us, and he bought lots of carpet and mattresses, threw as many of them as possible on the floors in his unfinished house. And what he would do at night and during the nights he would go in his town, and he would see people walking with a grocery bag and, you know, all the refugees. And he would he would go to them and say, hey, I have a place you can stay, which is also, you know, lots of weird people who did strange things in the midst of this. But he would go to those people say, you know, I can help you. So, he would drive them in his Audi to our house. And, you know, we would wake up at two or 3 a.m. in the morning and hear the noises. He would bring lots of people in. He would feed them, they would take a shower, they would sleep a little bit. And then he would send them off to Hungary in Slovakia. And that's what the modern-day saints looked like to me. So, we were in this house. Let me tell you about my team. That was me, my son, who is in the middle, my technical director, who was an Israeli citizen who didn't leave the country. His wife did with my wife and rat pet, and his daughter. The next person, the only girl who was with us was Marina. Her husband is a Ukrainian officer who was who's been fighting on the front lines since 2014. Imagine what she's been experiencing. By the way, later during the war, she did get married over Zoom. That's a new feature of Zoom, get married over Zoom. And that works in Ukraine. So, she got married. Sergei is a wealthy Ukrainian businessman who owned big 30% of Ukrainian water delivery of the Kiev water delivery market. And also, that's not you know, it doesn't matter how rich you are, how many interests you have, change may happen to you as well like that. So, he, like his wife, had to go abroad. And then Andre worked for British accounting firm. The next group of people were a journalist, Roman Sergei, who spent three days in the south, down in the suburbs in Kharkiv. Kharkiv is on the border of Russia, was heavily bombed and without showers, without anything. His wife told us horrible stories about stuff that was happening. He works in Dubai doing detailing for Rolls-Royces and Ferraris and Maserati’s that Sheikhs have there. And then the next person is Dima, who was a very strange character, because he would say that we should Christians should not fight Christians should not protect their houses. We would ask him what, if anything, if anybody would attack your wife, would you protect your wife? Yes.

So, what's the difference? And he couldn't answer, but he would say Christians. Later he was kicked out from our house. He was he was passed down to another ministry where he could say things like this. So, whenever you are. Yeah. Father and your father. Yeah. Modern day saints not only drive Audis, but they can also make such executive decisions. And whenever you as a Christian get into that type of situation, where do you try to find hope? You try to I try to find hope in the Bible. Right. So, I opened the Bible. If you were to Google Bible and hope, I guarantee that this verse would be one of the first verses to come up and says for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you. And that's where I broke because that was enough. For me at that point was the moment when I didn't believe the Bible. And my cry to God. What God? This is such a lie. What about all of those people who were killed? What about all of those people who were burned with the used tires that they would put over the dead horses, in Irpin and Bucha. What about all the, you know, everything that happened? They will never prosper. They will never have a good life. And that's you know, one of the things about change, change is saying, is change means something dying in you from your previous lifestyle. It can be anything, could be, you know, you had a very nice, sweet child in your house and all of a sudden, this child is a teenager. You have no idea whether it's even your child, you know. And or you can be you can be something going with a spouse, with a friend, with anybody. You know, it's something dying, and it hurts, and you weep and it's so it's so hard. And so, we were I was just really struggling with that. And I couldn't find hope in the Bible because for many people, they would not prosper. And what was dying in me is my Hollywood version of Christian life, of everything is hard. And then, you know, the Job version, the Job Hollywood version were, and you will prosper at the end, and you will have more cattle, more women, more everything, you know. And that's something that I did not believe was going to happen because Russian army... Russian army conquered so much of Ukrainian land at that point. When you as a Christian face any kind of struggle and your faith is attacked, not your pocket, not your relationships, your faith, it is very, very difficult. Because your faith, if you're a true believer, your faith is not just one of the segments of your life. Money is one of. Well-being, your health, your relationships. Doing good work are the segments of your life. But your faith is your core that everything hands on. And when that core is snatched from under your feet, that's when you feel absolutely hopeless. So, in our house where we lived every day, somebody would just break. Somebody would lay the whole day on the floor just weeping because they were saying they were realizing that their old life died.

Somebody realized they would not be able to see their wife or children. Some of them, they lost their business, and everybody was struggling. There were days when I would go wake up in the morning, go yell at everybody just because of that, that hopelessness and that emptiness that we're experiencing. And even though I didn't find I didn't find the words of encouragement for me in the Bible, actually find it in the words of Austrian Jewish psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, who spent two and a half years in Nazi concentration camps and which actually there is a verse in the Bible that very clearly speaks about it. But when I read that in the midst of all this hopelessness, I read he is I read his quote and said, The first people to break in the concentration camps were people who believed that everything was going to end soon. The next were those who believed that all of this suffering will never end. And the only people who survived were those who focused on work every day, on their actions, every day. And so those were those were two things. So, there is a verse in the Bible that very clear says, Don't worry about tomorrow, worry about today. Does that is that does that relate to every life situation? No, but it does relate when we are in the midst of suffering, when we're in the midst of tragedy. And that definitely helped me to focus on today. So, February 24th, people started sending us all kind, all many, many messages. Some messages and were sending us also support. Some messages were like, Hey, we're praying for you. And since I was one big open, reactive wound, you know, my next answer, my answer to them would be, that's it? And some people would just disappear. They wouldn't say anything.

And some people say, you know, some people said, no, I contacted our governor, governor. I contacted our senator. And I asked them, you know, do you help Ukraine. And these days you don't have to go to Washington, D.C. to protest. You can protest from your sofa, and you will scare the politicians if you can do that in masses. And so, we asked maybe people some people would try to engage us in in their trauma, American political Biden trauma and say, oh, we're so sorry about our government and that they don't do anything. You know, actually, honestly, I don't think that your next government will be able to do more than what your current government has done for us in Ukraine because of all the things that I watch on TVs from different representatives. So, you know, so people would just start, people would just start supporting us, you know, and some people will start coming. You know, Rod Smith was one of few. Americans didn't travel. Department of State. Everybody said do not travel to Ukraine. No, Rod Smith with all the kids and wife, he gets on the plane, he goes to Ukraine. That's how much we listen to our spouses. And so, a few things that helped me. Something that didn't help me at that time was people who are trying to be smart and give me advice. Because that's, you have no idea how I feel. You have no idea what pain I'm experiencing. You know, do not give me those advice. Don't be Job’s friends. So, two things that helped. Words and work. Words. Our board of directors made a decision to meet with us every Sunday morning. You know what we did every Sunday morning? We wept. Because we had a board meeting, I had to give report. So, as I gave report, actually, I was getting, I was getting rid of that pain that was in my body and I was. Lena and I would talk about how we are doing and then we just weep. We would sit and weep with our board. And I was the luckiest out of my whole team that I had people who would weep. These are, I mean, these are people like you on the board. They have comfortable American lives. They wake up in Orange Beach, you know, live, you know, on the on the Gulf. They wake up here. And yet those people have chosen to weep with us, to go with us, to be with us the whole time, even though they didn't have to. And so that helped us a lot, doing my blogs and sharing about things that we've been going through, about our pains, about taking war personally was a lot of help. People who were sending us money had really helped us. The next thing we did was focus in on our work. And so, we started providing humanitarian aid. Lots of grocery stores shut down. So, we, you know, people like dairy farms were poor and tons, hundreds of thousands of tons of milk in the ground because nobody was going to buy it.

So, we arranged for the pastors to get that to get that food directly from the local food producers and they were they were getting that from them. My son and my nephew were delivering humanitarian aid. And they called me, said, Dad, you know, we're in this village that was just liberated. We need water. And I'm like, Guys, what are you talking about? People in the village were the most equipped to face this. They said because they have wells and they have, you know, canned jars with food and everything. And they said no. When the Russians were leaving, they knocked down all of those jars and they threw canisters of diesel and poured it into people's wells so that people wouldn't be able to drink. And so that's what we were doing, you know, in all of those months. Another thing is, yes, we were delivering food into the refugee shelters. You walk into this big open space like this and there are lots of bunk beds and there are parents there. The only thing they do. They're stuck with their phones. And for months they did not they wouldn't say a word to their children because, you know, you are traumatized and your children are traumatized and you do need to talk with them to help them talk through war, but you have no idea how. And so that would just detach from their children. So, I thought we should do something for these kids. And since we were doing robotic and coding classes for kids, I thought I would drive to the besieged Kiev and I would bring all of those robotic kits, because if Russia bombs our office, they will all burn like, you know, what are they good for? So secretly away from my wife so that she wouldn't know and wouldn't worry about me. I, I went to Kiev, and I picked all of those robotic kits and also a coffee machine because I have a good coffee machine, and you cannot fight without good coffee. And it really helps your fight. So, I, you know, it was really weird going through checkpoints with lots of robotic kits in a coffee machine. They're like, Who are you? Right.

So, I brought it to western Ukraine, and we started the robotic labs and it's not arts and crafts, its building robots, it's serious. And you could see how kids were into these robots and how that would redirect their attention from war. And one of the sweetest moments was three months later, some of the parents started joining those children around tables and building robots together with kids. That was the first time in months that parents connected with their kids and played. And as we were doing humanitarian work in Ukraine, as we were, you know, launching more and more of those robotic labs, my wife was with her team in Spain and in Poland. And you can see on the next picture graduation party from one of the Ukrainian schools. And that's what Russians did. They didn't they don't just bomb military objects. They also build schools, and they also build bomb they also bomb schools. They also bomb maternity houses. They bomb kindergartens. And because it such an army of rapists and looters, that's who they are. And they think that they're going to scare us. They would, you know, give in. And so, my wife continued school. We were running the lot to our knowledge, the largest digital online shelter for the kids, where they could connect with a with a new friend, with a new adult. We had many American teachers who were involved, and they said man, we love connecting with your kids because they're the only kids in our lives who would say thank you for actually being with them.

So, that that was that was our time to help the kids and also to be healed as we were. And that's one of the things about even if you are suffering, serving is one of the things that you could also do for others. And that would also help you help you heal. Besides time for war, there's also time to heal. My wife has been through a psychological first aid training, and she said that even if a war would have stopped today, it would take another seven years for children's emotions to stabilize. That means the kids in Ukraine today who experience war trauma will never, ever, ever be able to return to the same emotional state that they had been before war started. But we could at least help them stabilize a little bit. We were on the summer camps. That was the craziest idea to run summer camps in the midst of war again, to redirect their attention. And we ran those camps. And so, this was this was six months after war started. And we were working with the kids and helping kids. We thought trauma was gone, you know, and that's the thing about traumatized people. Very often you don't see it’s not like the you know; they have black face or red face there. They looked normal, but as soon as they were playing outside, we're running games for them. And as soon as there was a thunderstorm, those kids ran into basement, hid under the tables and were screaming because trauma is something unseen. Trauma is not something that many people are going to talk about. But it's definitely there. It’s definitely their hearts. And we are on the edge of losing the whole generation of Ukrainian children. If we don't help them. And so, I know that Ukraine is not in your news anymore. And it is still very, very hard for us. The war is not over. The hunger is not over. The trauma is not over. And my plea to you this morning is, please don't give up. Please don't give up on Ukraine. Please don't give up on these kids. We're committed for the next seven years to be helping these kids. Another challenge to you guys, we're not the only one with trauma.

I'm sure that a lot of people in the States, maybe somebody you're working with, maybe it's your child, maybe it's your friend. There are people here who need somebody to walk with them, just like many of my friends, like my board walked with me. Somebody. Somebody that can weep with somebody who can just be with them in the times of darkness. So, and maybe, you are the one who is that victim. Maybe you are the one who is struggling with maybe something in your life that died from the past and you are struggling with all of that inside. Very many people try. There were people who came, and they tried to cheer us up, pretend there is no pain and that doesn't help. But somebody who can walk with you, be with you. Do not walk alone. I would have never made it to where I am today if it were not for people in my life who wept with me. Mourning when you lose something is good. It clears you. It draws you closer to God and to all the people. So, I beg you not to give up on us as a country. We're not going to give up in this war, definitely. So, we're going to stand. But we need your help, and these kids need your help. And there is somebody in your life who needs help. Let me pray. God, thank you so much for being near when we don't see you, because it's really, really dark. For not giving up on us when we are reactive, when we don't believe you, when we don't trust you, when we, when the words you say in the Bible contradict what we know or what we or what we think we know about you. God, I pray that as a as a result of all this suffering and all this strategy, somehow, in unknown to me way, that you would be able to bless us as a country, to bless people who are here, to bless people who are experiencing struggles. And thank you for the lessons of pain that you've given me and for. I'm not sure what's going to happen tomorrow with me, with my family, but thank you that today we're alive in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Amen. Let me bring this to why I wanted us to hear this story. You know, today's missions Sunday here. One thing that after talking with Oleg that really struck me is that if he can live the gospel in such a way, even in the midst of war, in the midst of being divided from family, in the midst of not knowing what tomorrow brings. Where am I? Where am I? And I can't tell you how many excuses I pour before the Lord, right? When I know He's calling me to do something, to move in a direction, to do something. One of the things of this last month of just thinking about Oleg and his ministry and how they are still not knowing what tomorrow looks like living the gospel out and God has convicted me of how Lord can I make steps of obedience every day? Church, this is what we're going to do for our invitation today. I just want you to put that thought before the Lord today in your life. Believers, to say, Hey, God, where have you planted me to flourish and to represent your kingdom, Lord? Lord Jesus, walk with us during these next couple of minutes. Speak to us, God, show us how we can be the hands and feet of Jesus. It's your name, Jesus. Amen. Let's stand and sing together.

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Since 1994 Radooga Ministries has been serving the children of Ukraine. Since then, we have reached and shaped 23,081 youth. We have discovered that healing children’s trauma is much needed as we move into this phase of war, marked by weariness and PTSD. The only way to deal with trauma is to share pain instead of keeping it inside. Find out more about what Radooga is doing for the people in Ukraine.

 

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