This is a story that comes from Morning Star Church in Dnepro, Ukraine. A young woman in the congregation was recently exposed to a lot of variety. She was hired recently as a translator for a foreign woman who’s been visiting a bunch of churches, under a range of denominations, in a number of places. Being exposed to so much variety has given this young woman a deeper appreciation for her own home church. She found that a large number of churches employ legalism as a way to ‘please’ God. This incorporates everything from worship styles to strict dress codes! The introduction to their counters has given her a renewed perspective on grace and freedom. And now she can hardly wait for Easter this Sunday to celebrate with her home church. (Easter comes a week later in Ukraine — here is pic from last year’s sunrise service.)
More exciting news is in store for Morning Star! They’ve bought a property, and will be working to remove the little house that’s on it, and starting a new construction project with a “big hole”. They are currently in planning stages that require input from and negotiation by the whole congregation. Please pray for unity of purpose and vision during this time, and for the provisions that they need to be made so that this important construction project will meet its goals.