What I am writing about today reflects how much the Lord has changed my heart over the years. I used to be such a diehard college football fan that I not only made sure to watch my team every Saturday in the fall, but would also watch other games. I planned my weekends in the fall around college football. My favorite team went from being one of the dominant teams to a team struggling just to have a winning season.
As that happened, my ministry with refugees and immigrants began to take off. Over the years before COVID shutdown, that included many cultures. Returning from COVID shutdown, I began to focus on Hispanics because I speak Spanish and have ideas for possible future ministry. However, that is on Sunday morning.
Beginning Saturday September 10th, I will be going to a Ukrainian church I helped in the past to provide English Conversation practice for the new Ukrainian refugees in my city. I am looking forward to meeting with them, helping them with English, and having it connected with a church that shares Jesus and the gospel. I won’t plan anything else on Saturdays except to meet with my friend to practice Spanish and be flexible for other opportunities..
My Saturdays are about to become much more interesting. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
21 thoughts on “Saturdays Just Got More Fulfilling- My Ukrainian Friends”
Amen, Matt. The Lord’s plans are always more interesting and, indeed, fulfilling. May your efforts be blessed to bear fruit for the Kingdom!
Thank you Craig. How are you?
I am about the same physically, but have lately felt more blessed and closer to the Lord, spiritually, which is the most important thing. He is ever faithful and loving toward His own and we truly cannot even begin to comprehend the extent to which this is true! Thanks for asking!
I understand. Living with any chronic health problem is rough. But it makes me think of 2nd Corinthians 4:7-8 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
That sounds challenging as well as energizing Matt. I am glad your idea of fun is sharing Jesus in this setting.
It will be fun. I will try to learn some Ukrainian phrases before we start
That’s great, Matt. Can’t wait to hear how it goes.
Thank you. I will definitely share about it
Sounds like a good way to spend your time
It will be fun
I love your heart for others!! What a beautiful example!!
Thank you little sister. How is your weekend going out in the west?
It’s good, I’m farther west than normal…Rocky Mountains for some hiking and some relaxing…maybe some shopping too😉
Watch out for bears and mountain lions
Lol I always want to see a bear when I’m hiking in the mountains but I never do… We did see a moose last year drinking from the pond by the cabin we stayed at and that was neat, and then we used to always see a bunch of elk but haven’t in a few years…that’s it so far!
Do you want to hug a bear?
Lol maybe just a teddy bear!!
Would you hug a koala bear?
How about a Panda?