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January - February 2011

A Guest Speaker

Front and center in the picture, wearing the argyle sweater, is Sergei Bekk. We invited him to visit us for several days in February. He is a fine young Ukrainian preacher who was trained by American missionaries. Sergei did a wonderful job preaching in our services, and he made some important visits, too. Our people were truly blessed to see and hear someone from their own culture who is doctrinally sound and excited about serving the Lord. We hope that someday God will give us somebody like Sergei to pastor this work that we are planting.

The electric circulating pump that I installed in the heating system worked wonderfully this winter. It was cold outside, but the interior of the church was warmer than it was last year. The fuel bills were lower, too.

We have now paid $52,902 on our church building loan. The loan amount was $52,000, so the remaining balance of about $9000 represents the interest. We hope to be able to pay it off by the end of this year. 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”.

In the service of the King,
Don Ossewaarde