THE PASTOR OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN VYBORG WRITES AS FOLLOWS. (HE HAS
GIVEN US PERMISSION TO PUBLISH HIS LETTER.)
Greetings from Vyborg. I hope all is going well with you. I
just wanted to share with you how your training is affecting
our church in a very positive way. First of all our
leadership team as well as all ministry teams are now using
glad tidings for their study time, and everyone shares that
they love it so much because these studies help them meet
Jesus personally. This is what new believers as well as
mature Christians are saying.
Also we have done the training of 12 more leaders, who are going to
lead those groups from the beginning of September. It is so neat.
We have adopted the program as the official follow up plan for the
events that we have in our church. We actually gave up big events
this year, and decided to concentrate on the Glad Tidings' groups
in order to really get the grasp of them.
It is amazing how a two days' training goes a long way. We are all
very grateful to you, and are really willng to have more training
that you have to offer whenever you can do that.
All the books that we got from Vladiostok are being sold now since
we have so many leaders of groups, and each one wants to have a
Oh, one more good thing. Remember the guy, who talked all the time
when we tried out the group? He actually led a couple of
discussions, and I was there to see how he did that. He has really
learned and did a great job. Of course no one is perfect and he
could improve some more, but I am glad that he is not a lost case
that he could be with his love to talk and lead monologues instead
Hope to hear from you and hope you are enjoying the summer.
God blesss you and take care.
Andre Furmanov (for all of the grateful Vyborgers, too)