Supporting the 70

We have been greatly encouraged in our 70th year to see how the Lord has been answering our prayers for seventy new pastor-missionaries in the harvest field. The project has touched the hearts of many around the UK. However, there remains a significant number who still need financial support. Here are a few for your prayerful consideration.

Ukraine

Back in 2014, pro-Russian rebels declared the city of Bakhmut to be part of the Donetsk People’s Republic. It was eventually liberated and has since experienced Gospel growth the planting of a number of new churches.

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Dmitrev Vasiliy (58) is married to Nadezhda and they have two grown up boys. Dmitrev has been serving as a pastor at Revival Church, Bakhmut, with responsibility for evangelism in the region. He is also engaged in counselling at a rehabilitation centre run by Revival Church. Since 2019, he has been leading a church plant in the village of Klishchiivka, 9km south of Bakhmut.

Dmitrev Vasiliy

Sedakov Gennadiy (50) is married to Galina and they have five children. Since  2017 Sedakov has been seeking to plant a Church in the district centre of Nikolskoe located in the troubled Dontesk region of Eastern Ukraine.  There have been many challenges but they praise God for those who have come to new life in Jesus Christ.

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Both men have a passion for the lost and desire the spiritual growth of their congregations.

Romania

In recent years, churches throughout Eastern Europe have suffered as a result of the emigration of young people to find work in the west. Without this next generation of leaders, it is difficult to be positive about the long-term outlook for the church. Yet there are those who recognise the importance of training young people to serve and preach the Gospel.

One such person is Mihail Chidesa.

Mihail and his wife Felicia live in the spiritually barren county of Dâmboviţ, north of Bucharest, Romania. He has been pastor of a church in Târgoviște since December 1998 and during this time he has been involved in planting new churches, constructing new buildings and mentoring young people in Chritsian service.

Despite the hardness of the soil, he is encouraged by the numbers of unbelievers who attend the church. He wants to develop further the ministries of the church so that more unbelievers will be drawn in and find Christ. Mihail requests prayer for this matter.

Mihai Chidesa & family

Please continue to uphold these men in your prayers as they seek to bring the hope of the Gospel to their people.