Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The Chance to Bring Glory to Our Heavenly Father
The name of our ministry center and church in our village, Balki, is called "Mayak 516," or "Lighthouse 516." When people ask about this, we explainthat it stands for Matthew 5:16, where Jesus said, "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
Every year, our village Balki has a “Village Day” celebration, and our family was very touched when the mayor of our village asked our whole family to come up before everyone and she presented us with a certificate of gratitude and a lovely cake as she told the assembled villagers about our ministry and continued service to the village.
A photo of this moment was even published in the regional newspaper!
We are grateful for your support which allows us to be a light for Christ and we pray that people will see this and glorify God and seek Christ.
And what a reminder to us and to you, as well! People are watching! Even when we feel that there are no fruits for our labors and that everything we do in secret is all for nothing, it's so important to remember that our very lives, words, smiles, behavior, and deeds are being observed and can be used by God to reflect Jesus Christ to a needy and lost world.