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March - April 2008

End of Second Term

A few weeks before we left for our furlough, we announced a baptism service. Svetlana had been saved for a few months, and she decided to be baptized.

Vlad was saved a few years ago, but he had been putting off baptism. He decided to follow Christ in baptism.

Natasha told me she would like to get baptized, but she did not have a clear testimony of Salvation. We reviewed the plan of Salvation with her, and she sweetly trusted Christ! What a blessing to see these three Russians baptised!

22 Russians and 9 Americans attended our last service and picnic before our furlough. It was an emotional time of saying goodbye. The Travis Decker family will be continuing the work while we are in the USA.
Church service


Men at the picnic

We were blessed to have a good visit from our BIMI field director, Brant Holladay. He and his group spent a weekend with us, and they also visited some BIMI missionaries in Siberia.

We have paid $27,550 for our church building, which is about 53% of the loan amount. You may want to help by sending a gift to: BIMI, P.O. Box 9215, Chattanooga, TN 37412. Designate it for “Ossewaarde - Project Russian Church Building”.

We are on furlough this summer. If you would like me to visit your church and give a report, please contact me. I have available dates from the middle of June 2008 to the end of September 2008.

In the service of the King,
Don Ossewaarde