Friday, August 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Today, i received an e-mail from Dean Malispina, who used to be our pastor and who is for some reason is still not ashamed of his behavior. It is hard to understand how he can be so bold and continue to call himself a pastor.
Our church needs prayers and support to remove this man.
Please, pray for us. God bless you! Natasha
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Monday, January 10, 2011
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
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We recently received this letter from Lena a young lady living in the village. It has been our concern for the literally 10,000 of villages over the 10 time zones of Russia, that do not have any access to any evangelical influence. Through the Russian postal system people such as Lena can be built up in their faith, and can have access to solid biblical teaching.
Amurskay oblastVoskresenovka 10/08/25
Posted by CC Sokol at 12:59 PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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Monday, August 09, 2010
Moscowvites suffer from 1,000 year record high temperatures , but not only that Moscow is surrounded by forest fires and underground peat fires which are nearly impossible to control. We have had 6 days of very high levels of smog. Most Moscowvites including myself are without air conditioning and a open window is our source of fresh air. However with the high levels of toxic smoke widows are kept closed. Please pray for the situation, it doesn’t seem to letting up much
Posted by CC Sokol at 11:28 PM
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Just wanted to let you know that Haiti has not been forgotten. It has been only 8 months since a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 mw earthquake rocked that country. Haiti is a country where the 29th chapter of the Book of Acts is still being written. Calvary Chapel's from all over the US have made a long term commitment to take the love of Christ to Haiti. This is a recent letter from some dear friends of mine Dave and Darlys Bird who the Lord put on their hearts to move to Haiti and be apart of the work the greater body of Christ is currently doing in Haiti. Please pray for the work that God is doing in that precious country.
Posted by CC Sokol at 11:16 PM
Hi Prayer Warriors,
Thank you for all your prayers and emails in regards to our Women's Events.
As an update, the Event Saturday night went so well. We had about 100 women
and God's spirit was there through pampering the ladies with massages,
worship, teaching and 1 on 1 prayer. I wish you could hear these woman
worship the Lord in song. They sing accapella and sing with their whole
hearts loudly and joyfully. It is truly humbling to serve among these Haitian women who love Jesus somuch and trust Him fully, even for their next meal that day.
Enjoy the photos. I'll send more updates after the other 2 Events.
Tonight is our second event at another church, and we are expecting another100 women.
As you pray for the Haitian women here in Haiti, here are 3 of the most difficult things in their lives right now:
1. The economic situation (especially after the earthquake,
unemployment rate is 90%).and we think it's bad in the States, huh?
2. Stress - Every woman has been impacted with stressful situations
since the earthquake (all of some of the following: loss of family, loss of
home and living in a tent, husband & children relationships, etc,))
3. Sick Children - Since the earthquake, their children are getting
sick more often
Thank you SO much for your prayers and love. Personally, for me, as we are
in the hottest and most humid time of year here, your prayers for enduranceand strength are so needed and felt.
Darlys Bird - Field Coordinator
Calvary Chapel Haiti Initiative
Haiti 011. 509.3881.6098
Face Book - Calvary Chapel Haiti Initiative
Posted by CC Sokol at 10:55 PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
ONE +ONE=ONE God's math.........Amen!
What a beautiful expression God gave a man and a woman to show their love for one another by coming together and becoming one flesh in marriage. On July 3rd Artom and Nastya became husband and wife. It was really a beautiful wedding. They were blessed to have the ceremony at the Calvary Chapel dorm, which is located out in the beautiful village. The CC staff did an excellent job with the food and with the details that made it a special time for everyone. It was a great blessing for me as I had the opportunity to officiate the wedding service. I have known Artom for about 7 years and to be a part of Artom’s and Nastya’s wedding was huge blessing. Many of Artom’s and Nastya’s friends that attended are non believers. Many are fans of their band and have a great love for Artom and Nastya. Many for the first time hearing that it is God’s idea and not man’s for marriage. The worship band from Calvary Chapel Vladimir, (3 hours from Moscow) did an awesome job with the worship. Artom even wrote and sang a beautiful love song to his new bride! God Bless their union, amen!
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Jesus gave His church a wonderful ordinance, Believer’s Baptism. He gave the believer the opportunity to participate in a physical act that would best symbolize what He did for us on the cross. For a believer not to experience water baptism is to miss the profound understanding of what Paul through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit was speaking in Romans 6. As baptism is a symbol of a funeral to the believers old nature that once was under the bondage of sin and that as Christ died, we likewise died in Him. In water baptism it is powerfully symbolized as the believer is lowered under the water and reckoned as dead. Then as Christ was raised from the dead, we also are made alive never to die again in Christ. As the believer is raised back out of the water and given a new opportunity to live it is a dramatic example of the great price that Jesus paid through His death, burial and resurrection, conquering death and the grave, so that we could live with Him forever.
Nastya and Nikita in obedience to Jesus Christ were baptized on Sunday, July the 19th. The place where there was water also happened to be the most popular place to be as Moscow has been experiencing a heat wave. There had to be literally 10,000 people going to the same small lakes where we were going too. But the Lord gave us a place where we could baptize them. It was all very special as Nastya wanted to be baptized before her upcoming wedding to Artom. Artom was able to baptize his bride to be. Nikita is a band member of Nastya and Artom. (see earlier blog on their band)
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Monday, July 19, 2010
It is a complicated situation to say the least. Even though Emanuel and Theodora were born in Moscow, they attended Russian schools their entire life, they are still not recognized as citizens of Russia. Emanuel is not a citizen of Ghana either even though both his parents where Ghanaian citizens. Please pray the family would be joined once again.
Photo on the left was taken on May 8 2003 with his sister Jovana who is living in Ghana with her auntie.
Photo on the right is a Recent photo.
Posted by CC Sokol at 3:49 PM
The man in the picture with Tom is named Sergey, he kind of reminded me of Nebuchadnezzar when he was in the field for 7 years, long finger nails, and wild beard. We recently sat down to speak with him and to find out what his medical needs were. It was interesting that Sergey was so concerned with maintaining his health, and showed a genuine desire to do it, even though he was in such a filthy condition. We talked about Jesus Christ with him, and it was not easy for him to understand. Please pray for Sergey that he will come to the knowledge of the one who loves and gave His life for his.
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Picture of Valintine taken on June 10 2003 as Dr. Tom, treats him
Current picture of Val.
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