CRUSADES, SEMINARS, CHURCH PLANTINGS AND
NEW SCHOOL LOCATED IN
Volume XXXXI No.11
Tony & Marge Abram,
your Missionary Evangelists
We have a wonderful report for you this month of the many things
that transpired in Ukraine. God, who is able to do more than we can
ever expect, did it again.
Eph 3:20 (KJV): Now unto him that is able
to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according
to the power that worketh in us.
Joy in winning souls to Jesus
Steven interprets while Tony Abram preaches.
We arrived safely in Kiev to a
very busy airport. Looking it over, I thought that even though it
may not be up to our western standards, how much better it looked
than 10 years ago. A friend of ours was recently in Ukraine and was
shocked over things there. I said that it is wonderful now compared
to 10 to 12 years ago. There are so many things that are better
today even if it is still difficult for westerners.
Our ministry was first in Poltava where we
had a Workers Seminar. Brother Steven Scots, originally from
western Ukraine, was with us from Sacramento, California where he
has been for seven years.
He is an
associate pastor of the largest Slavic church in North America with
over 4,000 members. He said that he would always remember me as I am
the first minister that he has ever interpreted. He is a good one
with a strong anointing.
Walter Zygarewicz, our good friend of many years, and I were to be the
Students of seminar stand for prayer to have ears to hear,
minds to receive and hearts to believe
The Lord did bless and
we also ministered in church services and planted a new church in Poltava, Province. The cost of the Church
Plant will be $2,400.
We also were able, by
faith, to purchase 2 buildings in the Province of Poltava (which is
the largest Province in Ukraine) and will be reporting more in next
month’s ‘Good News.’
We then went to Kharkov where we had a Worker’s Seminar with about
400 ministers and Christian Workers.
Tony leads souls to the Living Christ.
Concerning the School
and it’s new location; we looked over a location in the City of Poltava and
also in Zaparosyia and although we may have a school in these two
areas in the future, we felt like they were not the right areas at
this time. It was in Zaparosyia a few years ago, that we planted
churches and bought several buildings when there were only 2
churches in the city. Now they have 17 churches and some with large
congregations. We traveled to our next crusade and seminar to the
Province of Crimea.
Site of our new school location in Crimea.
Tony’s new book for the churches.
The Lord put it on my
heart about 6 months ago that it would be in this part of Ukraine we
would be moving the ‘Basic Bible Training School.’ In all of these
locations we gave out free, hundreds of my latest book in the
Russian language, ‘Secrets to Successful Christian Living’ to the
workers and new converts in the meetings.
Our seminar in Junkoy,
Crimea with 50 Workers went very well. As we taught, it made me
think that they were like spiritual sponges soaking up the Word of
God. We planted a church in Kirosk, Crimea at a cost of $2,000.00.
The best part was seeing
the precious people respond to the simple message of salvation,
crowding forward to receive the Living Christ. This is the seed of
the new church.
Marge’s friend Rosie!
(sorry for the picture being not clear)
nice to see a friend from Marge’s childhood come to the meeting -
Rose Wynychuk from Canada.
been in Ukraine on a soul-winning mission for several months.
Halls were filled daily with hungry hearts for the Word!
Many sought the Lord during the Call to Jesus.
Met at our school and now pastor
of a new church we planted
(sorry for the picture not being clear)
Met at our school, now have
Rehab Center in Crimea
(sorry for the picture not being clear)
The pastor of the new
church met his sweet wife at our last School this year and now they
are pastoring the new work in Kirosk.
We visited the church
Kraznoperikops that Marge and I planted about 7 years ago. It was
with a joy to see it thriving with many souls being added.
We also purchased 3
buildings for churches in Crimea, which also will be reported in
next month’s ‘Good News.’ This does make a total of 70 buildings we
have purchased in the last 12 years in the former USSR for churches.
All Glory and Thanks to God! They took us to see a possible location
for our school. Walter was thrilled with it and I felt the witness
in my heart.
They have 100
students ready for the school in January which will most likely
swell to 150 by then. They had this many before our commitment We
now imagine more will want to come. We trust the results will be the
same as the previous schools where over 90% of the graduates are in
Marge and I have
committed $5,000.00 again towards the expenses of the school from
our ministry. We feel this is another way of helping raise up
disciples for the Kingdom of God.
Another student that
went through our school has a Church and Rehab center. He has one of
the most fantastic testimonies of deliverance, how that God led him
to open this Rehab Center for drug addicts.
The police recently
came to him and asked what he had done, as the streets in his area
no longer have any drug dealers, drug addicts or prostitutes walking
the streets. The reason is that God has delivered more than 80
people in his Rehab Church from the streets.
Praise the Lord! He
also met his wife in one of our schools.
One of our workers with his new book
explaining to Walter his vision.
Workers together for the harvest of
souls in the former USSR!
Continue to pray for the
Work of God in Ukraine and all of the former USSR. Before leaving
Ukraine, we visited another one of our earliest church plants in
Kiev that Walter had planted. It has become the mother church for
Ukraine in that it now houses a seminary plus a large congregation.
Our ministry helped
with about $5,000.00 to construct this wonderful building in the
city of Kiev. On our way to the airport, we met for a couple of
hours with another Brother Vitaliy of Kiev.
It was 11 or 12 years
ago that Marge and I, along with my Brother Frank and his wife, held
a crusade and with 250 converts, planted a church in Kiev. I saw
leadership quality in this brother although some of the older
traditional pastors and leaders said he was too young. (He was 26
years old and husband and father of 2 children at the time)
We put him in charge
and 2 years later when Brother Cho from Korea met him, he saw the
same leadership qualities in him and invited him to Korea for some
exposure to his great work and outreach in Korea. Soon after that,
Vitaliy had over 100 house churches in Kiev.
Today his church has
over 2,000 members and he is head pastor over 380 churches. Praise
the Lord! No wonder I love that song that Margie sings, ‘Little is
much when God is in it!’
Continue to pray for
our ministry that God will continue to give us direction, strength
and anointing to labor in the Task of World Evangelism. Thank you in
advance for your prayers and faith support. God bless you and yours
is our daily prayer. Your Missionary Evangelists, Tony and Marge
THE PROVINCE OF
CRIMEA GENERAL INFORMATION: Area: 27,000 sq. km, Population:
2,200,000 GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: The Crimea is a peninsula, which is
located in the extreme south of Ukraine, and washed by the Black and
Azov Seas. Its coastline is almost 600 miles long. The peninsula is
equally far from the Equator and the North Pole, extending 120 miles
from the north to the south, and 200 miles from the west to the
east. In the north, the Crimea is linked to mainland Ukraine by a
7-km long isthmus. More then 100 nations and nationalities inhabit
the Crimea. From the ancient times, the Crimea had been the place
where different cultures, tribes and peoples coexisted together. The
civilizations of Antique Greece and Rome, Ancient Rus and Byzantine,
the Khazars and the Balkan region states interacted in the territory
of the peninsula.