February Partners Update
A Visit from Melvin and Shannon Lehman
Melvin and Shannon Lehman spent the first full week of February in Mińsk. The energy and vision they gave the team on this visit was very encouraging. They stayed busy with team meetings, teaching a few English lessons, reconnecting with old friends, and helping renovate a bedroom in Lavern’s house. Shannon comments, “My heart is still very stirred and invested in the work in Poland and I offer my love and support and prayers for all of you who live and love the people in Poland faithfully every day.” We’re thankful to their wives for letting them spend a week with us here in Mińsk. We are grateful for the vision and commitment Melvin and Shannon have given over the years, and that they continue to give us energy here!
Melvin and Shannon stayed with Tadeusz Dymowski, a long-time friend. Shannon writes, “He always enjoys hosting me when I come and always talks about my parents when I’m there so I think we all received pleasure from his hospitality. We had supper with him one evening and Dad had some time with him in the mornings. He’s a man I continue to really pray for. Seems to have some understanding of the scriptures and yet doesn’t feel that call to forsake and turn and follow Jesus with all his heart. He’s also getting up there in years but has been a student, friend, and ‘uncle’ to various AIM staff for more than 10 years.” Please pray with us for our numerous friends like Tadeusz who know about Jesus but haven’t made the commitment to follow him.
Recently we started biweekly youth meetings, open for any youth interested. So far, those at the meeting have been the youth from Agape and also from other churches. It’s usually about 15 people. The main component of the meeting is Bible study, and we also have other activities such as board games, singing, or watching movies (recently we watched The Case for Christ). We’ll be studying the book of Colossians. We’ve had some good discussions and have heard much appreciation from youth who haven’t had access to any such meetings before. We appreciate your prayers for these meetings.
Ready for Spring!
As it is for teachers and school students everywhere, February can stretch out into a seemingly never-ending month. We’ve been grateful for a lot of sunny weather this winter, which helps give us hope for spring. We feel energized by the increasingly warmer weather and the longer days.
Financial and Personnel Needs
- During the next four months we hope to build reserves for the summer months when income from teaching English stops. We need $10,000 per month in general donations to make this possible.
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