October Partners Update
Encouragement from Visitors
Phil and Linda Beiler and their two youngest children, Abigail and Zachary, spent two weeks in Mińsk at the beginning of October. At the end of a six-week time in Europe, they came to Poland to encourage the church and provide some teaching and mentoring while Lavern’s are in the States. Phil preached at both of the Sunday morning services they attended and they contributed to other church events such as prayer meeting. They spent time with church families and the American team members. Matt and Deborah traveled with them to visit the Marek Widzyk family one day as well. The church enjoyed the energy and encouragement they brought.
Daniel Fąferko and Szymon Matusiak, two Polish pastors from other parts of the country, are also contributing to church life while Lavern’s are gone. They come periodically to Mińsk to preach and spend time with the church. We enjoy the chance to fellowship with other believers in Poland.
Matt and Deborah Gingerich have finished their three-week intensive language classes in Warsaw, Deborah at a beginner level and Matt at an intermediate level. The classes were very helpful, but the Gingerich’s are glad to have more time to spend in Mińsk now. Deborah writes: “To learn a language requires becoming like a little child—you must be okay with making mistakes, not taking others’ corrections too personally, and be brave enough to speak even with a limited vocabulary.”
All-Saints Day Prayer
November 1 is All-Saints Day, a very important holiday in Poland. Many people celebrate by gathering with family for the day, then spending the evening visiting the graves of deceased family members. Although there are potentially good outcomes of this day, we are also reminded that, for so many Poles, people lack assurance of salvation. Pray with us that the light and freedom of Christ would continue to change lives in Poland.
Financial and Personnel Needs
Financial support and housing for members of the AIM team cost nearly $5,800 per month.
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