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News from Holly Aug 2012

Holly Friesen on August 18, 2012

“ Sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things; this is known in all the earth.” Isaiah 12:5
I am excited to share some answers to your prayers! Our Lord has done excellent things here this summer due in large part to your partnership in prayer!
CHILDRENS CAMP At the last moment the children’s homes did not give permission for their kids to come to our camp, but we still had around 60 kids. I enjoyed helping as a co-counselor with a group of 9-12 year olds. The highlight of the week was having two of them pray to accept Christ as their Savior on the last night of camp! There were a number of salvation decisions made. Pray that our churches will be faithful in following up with these kids. 
purity retreats group 1 photo
PURITY RETREATS God brought things together for these 2 retreats in amazing ways. We had 56 girls at the first retreat  & 29 at the second. God blessed us with some great small group leaders to follow up on the group sessions that Carmen & Gina led. One girl shared that she has always known that God wanted us to be sexually pure, but this camp helped her to understand practically how to live a life of purity. Another girl shared with her mom after camp that now she understands why we need to be careful how we dress & that she is not going to try to wear skirts that are “too short” anymore. Pray that God will continue to remind these girls of the truths they heard & that we will have wisdom in regards to follow up & future ministry of this kind. Click here to see more pictures from the retreats.
VISA Praise the Lord I was able to make a 2 day trip into Moldova & received a new visa without any problems! I need to register that visa within 45 days & obtain a temporary residency permit. We had problems with this step last time, but so far things seem to be going smoothly. Pray for the completion of this process.
Thank you for partnering with the ministry in Ukraine through your prayers & support. Please let me know if there are ways that I can be praying for you as well. 
Singing to the Lord!
Holly Friesen
Address: Holly Friesen - a/ya 115 - Odessa 65086 - Ukraine
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