MORE BUILDINGS PURCHASED FOR CHURCHES
IN ARMENIA AND UKRAINE!
Volume XXXXVI No.
We rejoice and are happy
to report that we have been able to purchase more buildings, most of
which are houses, to be converted into ?Houses of Prayer.? In Noramarg, Armenia,
a work was started in this village.
There are already a good
number of believers. It is not far from the city limits of Yerevan -
some 15 km. The properties in this village are high around 15 thousand
dollars, (buildings in Armenia are higher than Ukraine) but they found
this nice building ready to use for much less.
The house has a large
living room hall that can fit more than 70 plus on benches. It is built
out of stone and the ceiling is made out of concrete so that another
floor can be added. It has over an acre of land and includes a garage
and fruit trees and has interior water (unusual for a village) and some
only shows a part of this property. It is building number #161 that this
ministry has been able to purchase with $4,000.00. The people of Armenia
are very poor and they are so happy to now have their own building for a
we were able to also purchase four more buildings for local churches. We
believe this is the Lord?s doing that during these past years since the
walls of communism have fallen, we have be able to purchase 166
buildings in villages and towns in the former USSR.
Tony and Marge Abram
We gave $4000.00 for the purchase of this building #161.
Kamenka, Crimia, Ukraine, building #162 (with cross). We gave $800.00
for it. Here they are remodeling it for a church.
is not counting any that we have helped build in Africa, India, South
America and Asia. We know that this is the Lord?s doing and we give Him
all the praise, honor and glory! We know that God has used people just
like you to make this possible. Many hands can make a great work.
Photos: Front and Side view. Semyonovka, Kherson, Ukraine, we gave
$600.00. This is building #163.
We are workers together with
Christ and we do not want to forget that. With Him all things are
possible. I remember when our vision was only for 24 buildings in the
former USSR, but God does Now our vision is for 200 buildings for
We want to keep working
until God calls us home or even better until the trumpet of the ages
sounds and the Lord returns for His people. What a day that will be when
we see Jesus!
The Bible tells us we
will be like Him when we shall see Him. 1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we
the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we
know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see
him as He is.
These poor people in the
small towns and villages appreciate having their own Houses of Prayer as
they call their churches. God can change us from sinners to saints when
we receive Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new. The people now convert these buildings into
Front and side view of a building #164 in the village of Novoandreevka,
The price we paid was $2500.00.
Little did the leaders of
communism dream that one day many of their Cultural Halls, Schools,
Snack bars, Cafes, Post Offices, Theatres, Supermarkets, Stores, Houses
and even other types of buildings would become Houses of Worship for
local churches. Stalin, Marx and Lenin would roll over in their graves
if they knew what was happening to their buildings.
Schools that taught,
?There is no God,? who tried to destroy the Church, now these same
buildings are filled with the praises of God?s people. None of these
buildings are in our names or the name of Abundant Life Crusades but
rather in the name of the local churches.
What would they say or
think? Praise God! If they could, they would turn over in their graves.
When they were building great Public Halls in the cities, they did not
know they would be building for the Kingdom of God.
Kairy, Ukraine. In this village we gave $800.00, for building #165, Here
the exterior is remodeled.
Building #166 in Kakovka, Ukraine.
We gave $1,000.00 for it.
and believe that we will be able to help more new congregations
springing up all over the former USSR. This is one of the outreaches of
this ministry. We are building for the Kingdom of God and not for
ourselves. God bless you and yours.
Tony and Marge Abram, 3 John 2