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News from Holly November 2012

Holly Friesen on November 8, 2012


“ But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22


“It’s like looking into a mirror and realizing that your face is dirty!” This comment was made by one of the ladies taking my counseling class (the “Self Confrontation” course). I have to agree with her 100%! As we dig into God’s Word together and examine our own hearts in preparation for helping others, God is faithful to reveal the sins and errors in our thinking. Pray that we will not just see the “dirt” but that we will be willing to be doers of the Word and to allow the Lord to change us! The ladies are taking this course as further preparation for working in the ministry to women post abortion or in our future pregnancy care center. Pray that the work God is doing in our hearts will be the preparation that we need to be able to better serve others in these ministries. Pray also for the ongoing project of getting this material translated into Russian.
fasf2 Preparing leaders to start new "Forgiven & Set Free" Bible studies.


Please continue to be in prayer for the leaders as well as the participants in the current Bible studies for post abortion healing. One of the leaders, Nadya, is leading a group for the first time. Pray for her as well as for Aleona and Ira as they lead groups for the second time. Pray also for Alla, Larissa, Vera, and Nadya as they assist with these studies in various capacities. Pray that the ladies who are participating will be able to grasp the Biblical truths & apply them to this painful part of their past in order to experience true freedom in Christ. 


We have started the process of registering our pro-life ministry “Choose Life” as a legal organization. Praise the Lord for leading us to a good lawyer who seems to understand our ministry goals. Pray that he will be able to guide us in crafting a constitution & registering in a way that will allow us to develop the ministry in the most effective way. Pray for wisdom for all involved as we attempt to understand and comply with the laws of Ukraine.


We have continued to see new patients in the monthly medical clinics following the September medical team. Pray that more of these patients will decide to visit the church services and that their hearts would be softened to the gospel. Pray for the pastors and church leaders in these villages to have wisdom in following up on the contacts that are made.


As we set aside time this month for thanksgiving, let us also remember to thank God for His continued work in our lives. I have much to be thankful for, but I am especially thankful for each one of you who faithfully pray for me and for the ministry here.
With thanksgiving for my partners in prayer!
Holly Friesen


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