Saturday, October 5, 2013

Hughes News #48

"Tie your shoes and pray for the Hughes"

Dear Friends,
The Lord gave us several opportunities in September.  One Sunday early in the month we traveled with a deacon and the church secretary to minister to two village churches.  Viola and Natasha sang and I preached.  I also led the service and the Lord’s Supper, both of which were new experiences for me in Russian.  Our hearts were touched by our brothers’ and sisters’ desire for God’s Word and for fellowship with other believers.
Leading the Lord's Supper with the first church.

Viola and Natasha singing a special with the second church.
Thank you for your prayers for the Bible studies I led through Titus.  Due to the amount of time it took me to prepare the material, I taught a total of five weeks.  The Lord challenged my heart and grew my understanding of and ability in Russian as a result of the preparation and delivery.
We have made a second trip to Soroca to look at houses.  Several we crossed off our list quickly but there is one that remains a good possibility.  We are planning at least one more trip before our furlough.  Also this month Viola started Romanian lessons with a tutor.  She is hoping the understanding she gains will give her a foundation for future study.  We want to finish out this term strongly, making the most of the time we have here.  We would appreciate your prayers regarding the various things we have to do.

Us with a Harvest Sunday display.
In His service,
Jacob and Viola Hughes
For Prayer:
1. Viola’s plunge into Romanian
2. Us to use our remaining time here wisely
3. God would provide a specific need for furlough

For Praise:
1. Pleasant day ministering to two village churches
2. Tuesday night Bible study lessons went well
3. God simply resolved two potentially difficult situations 



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