Moldova Mission Updates

Dear Friends of Mission Moldova/Vasiliy Kaletnik,

Thank you for your financial and prayer support of Mission Moldova, a primary overseas ministry of LCOP since 2001.  Moldova is the poorest country in Europe,  and was under Russian control until the breakup of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.

Vasiliy is no stranger to LCOP and periodically he sends mission reports.  Below are his most recent reports.

If you have questions or wish to know more, please contact me at (252)235-2247
or e-mail: jeprobert@nventure.com.

Pastor Jim Probert, Chairperson
Mission Moldova Team
Tacoma, WA


This message was received Oct 15th, 2017 by Pastor Jim Probert.

 

Dear Pastors and Friends.
We finished the worship of Thanksgiving in villages last Sunday.In both Cilacu the worship went very well, we had some visitors unbelievers, people, also a good music program and with small surround churches.
We were keeping you in our prayers, and the flock sent you the greeting.
We have bad news, My assistant Vladimir his dad has passed away he was about 57 years old he was unbeliever.
Tuesday will hold the funeral.
Please keep this family in your prayers, he has one brother and one sister, his mom passed away many years ago.
Next week maybe I will go the hospital with my issue healthy to get some treatment.( kidney and prostate ).
 Please pray that God would heal me for His glory.
In Christ.
Vasiliy.

Friday September 1, 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters of Mission Moldova/Vasiliy Kaletnik ministry,
Below is a rather extensive summary of Vasiliy’s ministry and appears to be written by Vasiliy without language correction by someone with better English.  Some of you have said that you prefer the “unvarnished” version, and I agree.  🙂
For your information, “Alina’s” home was the one that was very bad to start with, but made a lot worse by a fire.
Blessings, and thank you for both your financial and prayer support.

Pastor Jim Probert, chairperson
Moldova Mission Team

 

To jump to the letter and pictures of the winter of 2016-2017 click here


Dear Pastor Jim and Friends,

I apologize for not keeping you up to date, I have been very busy. I am sending you this short report for the past 6 months. During the several months, we did many ministries involving construction,

Construction
We recently finished rebuilding a home for Alina. Their entire family is beyond grateful for the support from those who helped build and fund the transformation. This is a great testimony that is being shared amongst believers.  Additionally, we insulated the outside walls of the Church in Faleshti, so the temperature stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We also repaired the roof where it leaked, and added staircases to a balcony. The balcony has been a great place to gather for the young adults, where we often fellowship.
We thank God for all the finances that was gifted for this ministry.

Medical Work
Preparing for the medical work took a long time. We had to choose our locations wisely to influence the most amount of people where the gospel is not shared. Jack Sorg, working alongside ABWE, was the leader of this ministry. The medical work took place in three locations: Drujeni, Hincesti, and Calinesti. At Hincesti, we had some conflicts with the Orthodox priests, who were against us sharing the gospel. During the medical work, we evangelized to the local people in these villages and handed out Bibles. Many people repented, and we are now looking into starting churches in those regions. With God’s help, we believe we can start a church in those areas. Please keep this in your prayers.

The third point is feeding and dressing the poor people as Jesus said in Mathew  25;31-46.
Missioner Evangelistic work with preaching the gospel has many different ways as a bible tell us.
We are feeding,drssing several families during a year believers and unbelievers.But regularly we provide the food and dress the orphanages.

Sohotskaia Maria two kids, From Ciolacu Veci
Sohotskaia Alina two kids,From Ciolacu Veci
Bulgak Natalia six kids.From Ciolacu Veci

Sometime to:
Dombovshaia Axsana four kids From Falesti
Badarau Aliona two kids.From Falesti
And to other many people by the possibility.
These people are very blessed receiving from us a benefit for helping to support their family

Sometimes they do not have bread on the table to feed  kids pay for medicine or pay the utility’s.
They are in prayer for us and give the tanks to people who are doing the offering to help them.
Also some time we are cover to people the funeral service because they do not have a fund to cover it.
Paying the urgent medical needs in case of an accident.
Also, the fund  and expenses is  going for;
Musical equipment’s for my ministry (evangelism meeting)
Fixing  two cars in my ministry.
For rent in case of evangelism program.
And other needs in my ministry for Christ.

The fourth was a Summer camp.
The Summer camp we did in five location Ciolacu Now ,Ciolacu Veci,Hitreshti,Falesti and Izvoara.
At all of this location, we had a good program with kids,food three times per day, bible study and games,
In each location we had around 85 kids, Duration camp holden by three days in each location except in Falesti and Izvoara  we did for five days.
Our local churches were involved in this program we had trained them for future.
Was a good testimony of Christ for all location,many people came to see the program and were participating for a while in the program .
In the evening we made an evangelizm musical program, message of Christ and we spread the Gospel.
The Church of Christ is alive together and  we continue to spread the Gospel Kings of God and invite people to receive Christ.
Throughoutof kids of many parents were hearing the Gospel of eternal life in Christ.
God was protecting us from any of evil. Thank you for your prayers and for His mercy to us,
A few youth people and kids received Christ ,Let’s keep them in our  prayers for them and for the rest of people that they would get the eternal life by Grace of Christ.

The fifth point in my ministry was Baptism 2017.
At this year we have baptized 12 people all of them were from the location where I am working with you for planting the churches and bring people to Christ from villages and Falesti.
All of them  repented from their sins and received  baptism classes 12  lessons.one lesson per week by two hours.
They are from different age, one lady her name is Zina has 84  years old.This lady was reading the bible at home twice,she was looking for salvation and to be baptized, it
I have got from hear when  I was walked door to door and God brought me to her house.
Her relatives did not want to see me in their  home but she did, I have visited her several times and had explained her the Gospel and she wanted to be baptism.
It was a miracle for us to see how the Holy Spirit is working.

May God continue the time and use us for to spread the gospel there were was not preached the gospel before.
The God is good and we belong to Him forever.
I love you all in Christ my friend.
We serve Him with all of our life.
Let His blessing be with us.
Your partner in Christ.

Vasiliy&Olga.


 

The following letter and pictures are from the Winter 2016-2017

Dear friend,

It has been very busy here in Moldova in the winter of 2016 with many ministries, funerals, and conferences. Additionally, I was recovering from an illness for a couple weeks, therefore it was difficult to get together with my son-in-law to write the report since he too busy in school and work as well. Christmas and New Year’s was nearly two months ago, but I believe sharing what God has been doing here will bring joy to you. Attached to this email is a short winter report along with a link to a Dropbox folder that has plenty of more photos and videos that took place the past couple months.

I appreciate your prayer and ministry support to the ministry and my family. May God bless you and your families.

Your partner in Christ,

Vasiliy Kaletnik