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News from Holly Sept. 2012

Holly Friesen on September 6, 2012


“ Meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ.”
Colossians 4:3


Medical Team In addition to our regular monthly village medical ministry, we have the joy of hosting medical teams 1-2 times a year. These teams help us provide specialty care for some of our regular patients as well as to reach out to new villages & encourage the pastors & church planters in these villages. Ophthalmologist Dr. Jamie Oakman will be joining Dr. Miriam & I for daily village clinics Sept 10-21. His son will be assisting him & nurses Stefanie and Sharon are also joining us. The first week we will be seeing patients in church plants near the cities of Cherkassy & Kharkiv. The second week we will be visiting villages in the Odessa area where we have our regular monthly clinics. Pray for strength & wisdom for each member of the team as the schedule can be exhausting. Pray that Christ love will be evident in all we do & that we will have many opportunities to share the message of eternal life with our patients.
VISA The process of registering my new visa & receiving a temporary residency permit is taking longer than we originally hoped due to continued changes in the process. However, Lord willing I should have it completed by the end of next week. It is going to require that I miss a couple days of clinic ministry with the medical team to get it done. Pray that there will not be any more delays & that I will be able to minimize my time away from the medical team as I complete this process.
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Fall Ministries I would appreciate your prayers for my church as we follow up on contacts made through summer ministries & start up the fall ministries. A young couple in our church has started a Wed evening craft class in an effort to draw people in from the community. Praise the Lord we have had visitors from the community come. Pray for others to be burdened to help with this ministry. Pray also for the Sunday school & youth ministries. Our youth leader is especially burdened to do more evangelistic outreach. Pray that the rest of our young people will catch his vision & that we can be more effective in reaching the lost in our community.


I am also working on plans for a 9 month furlough starting in late Dec. through late Sept 2013. I will look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during my time in the states. Thank you so much for continuing to uplift me & the ministry here in your prayers.
Because of Christ,
Holly Friesen

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