We had a couple of extra group times at the ministry center this week–praise God for the doors that He opens, and the opportunities we have to share the love and peace of Jesus with others.

Tensions are high in GM as fighting continues in Ukraine. Many of our international student friends are feeling nervous as they watch the plight of students from African countries, India, and other places trying to flee the war zone. Their families are nervous too. In response to this, we held an additional gathering this week to give the students space to process, and to give words to how they’re feeling. We are praising God for the sweet time of sharing.

A group of 7 local young people joined us for a two-day English workshop built around the theme of “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.” This group normally meets on Zoom weekly, but we were thrilled to have a chance to spend time in person. We had a great time talking, laughing, and learning together. Additionally, we are so thankful that God provided another set of hands through a short-term worker.