Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hughes News #45

"Tie your shoes and pray for the Hughes"

Dear Friends,
While learning grammar and memorizing new words are both still needful, we are at a point in our language training in which extended conversations and ministering are more beneficial than anything else.  The Lord has been providing such opportunities for us.  Several times recently believers have conversed with us in Russian for a few hours.  Viola has been asked to participate more in the music ministry of the church.  I preached again a few weeks back, and found I am growing more comfortable expressing God’s Word.  In the upcoming month, I will, Lord-willing, be preaching once and teaching twice.  If you would, please pray specifically for my lesson on Tuesday, June 18th.  The Bible study usually lasts an hour and a half, which will amount to quite a bit of preparation for me.
We rejoice that our coworkers were able to finalize the purchase of a house in Soroca!  When a problem materialized, it initially seemed that the deal would not be completed.  Praise the Lord- He allowed the Grosses to find a solution to the problem!  While the house is purchased, it still requires much work to finish it. 
The first part of June, a young lady will be staying with us.  She believes that the Lord is calling her to Moldova, and we have the privilege of helping her conduct a survey trip.  It is our prayer that her time will be beneficial and that she will discern God’s will.  With her, we plan to visit Soroca for a day.  It will be Viola’s first time there and it will give a little more familiarity with the city.   
In His service,
Jacob and Viola Hughes
For Prayer:
1. A profitable trip for our visitor
2. Jacob’s Bible study lesson on June 18th
3. Continued plans for the church plant in Soroca
For Praise:
1. Grosses’ purchase of a house in Soroca
2. Growing confidence in speaking and preaching in Russian
3. Viola’s participation in the church’s music ministry

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