Teaching Ministries Intl June 2014 ministry report


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Teaching Ministries Intl June 2014 ministry report

  1. 1. 1 Teaching Ministries International PO Box 1483 Snellville, GA 30078 770-972-2205 USA georges.carillet@gmail.com lbcarillet@gmail.com (LaVerne) July 1, 2014 Simferopol Crimea Ukraine Our Mission To open their eyes and turn them from dark- ness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanc- tified by faith. (Acts 26:18 NIV) we will try to maintain our ministry in Crimea, given the fact that so many ministries have pulled out. Real- ly, the future of the CIU Center in Simferopol is in the hands of our national staff. [link to the Center, but not in English: http://chc.org.ua/ ru/info/complex ] Let us return and visit the brothers...and see how they are. (Acts 15:36) Sergei and I just completed our week long visit to our friends and staff scattered across western Ukraine. It was a very good trip in all respects. We were encouraged and hopefully we encouraged others. One of the results of the visit to Lviv is an invitation to teach modular courses for a seminary. They sug- gested I come twice a year for two months, teach- ing three week courses in various parts of Ukraine. I may not stay that long, but coming twice a year is a real possibility, tied in with visits to Ukraine (assuming I can yet get a visa). The president of the Christian Hope Center in Kyiv invited me to work with them on various projects, from teaching in the Kyiv universities (assuming the new relations between government and Christian organizations bears fruit) to moving my entire team to their facility and doing in Kyiv what we do in Cri- mea. I told him I am interested in serving the cause of Christ in Kyiv and elsewhere, but that for now, The CIU Center Rivne.Yevgeny Novitski worked with us for many years, editing Rus- sian translation of our English confer- ence papers. He still works part time for the Christian Center for Science and Apologetics.
  2. 2. 2 I sometimes find myself singing "The End Of The World" I am notorious for mixing up lyrics of old songs., and some- times I just remember one or two lines. Why does the sun go on shining? Why do the birds go on singing? Don't they know it's the end of the world I wake up in the morning and I wonder Why ev'rything is the same as it was I can't understand, no, I can't understand How life goes on the way it does! Why do these words come to mind? Sometimes I burst into tears thinking about the situation in Crimea. There are mo- ments when I find myself once again in disbelief that Crimea is not under Ukrainian rule, that so many of my friends and staff have left, and (at least for now with my first try) we can- not even get back to our apartment to pack things we want to ship to the US. There are so many unknowns yet. Two more of my staff may not find a way to stay in Crimea. Another possible problem, our Center legally functions under an NGO, in Crimea, but Russian laws affecting NGO’s are restrictive. But I expect that God will find a way for our ministry to con- tinue in Crimea for it is really needed, even if I am restricted to Ukraine. Our staff is at work now and will be even if we lose two of them due to Russian laws. My tears are sporadic but my joy and hope is constant. ‘Trust in the Lord always and lean not on your own understanding!’ ~~~ I preached at a church in Kiev where the Golovins attend. The photo shows about half of the congre- gation. I also spoke at a home service. Update on LaVerne LaVerne’s mobility in her shoulder is very good but the muscles need strengthening. Therapy continues. After that it is back to therapy on her knees! The ankle surgery de- pends on how long she can stand the pain of putting it off and when we can pack up what we want from our nearly 20 years of living in Crimea. S.... S... is back in Crimea and at work with the CIU Center team. Her residency will no longer be valid after Dec. 31 of this year. Pray for her to be able to get Russian residency in Crimea. Unlike Ukraine, in Rus- sia churches do not have the right to invite foreigners. We need to find another way for her to stay and serve. Pray those of us who need visas and/or registration to be in Crimea. Pray for wisdom for leaders of ministries that are adversely affected by the Russian occupation/annexing of Crimea.
  3. 3. 3 Poland European Leadership Forum > apply for Russian visa for Crimea > Ostroda Camp > apply for visa again George Bajenski invited Georges Carillet to participate in two camps in northern Poland, Camp Ostrodo. The second camp was for Israeli Jews. Including two who had been in concen- tration camps.
  4. 4. 4 The Crimea diaspora a visit among friends, colleagues, former staff, and others in need of and exchange of encouragement Lutsk. In July, thanks to gross corruption by the city officials who wanted the building that housed the Christian Children’s Home, Andrei and Anya & their nine children were to be kicked out of where they had lived since the children were infants and toddlers. The take over of Crimea by the Russians speeded their move. They have found a large apartment in a good location and they are dong surprising- ly well adjusting to the changes. Lviv/Lvov. Now home to the families of Katya & Yevgeny, and Sergei & Ksousha, & displaced others. [Sergei Korniyenko’s wife Ksousha below.] We spent two nights in Lviv. I spent some de- lightful time with Sergei & Ksousha and kids in their apartment. Later I spent some hours with Yevgeny in his apartment — I was just missing Katya since she was visiting family in Crimea and would return about the time I would leave for the US. We guys enjoyed some time talking shop.
  5. 5. 5 Send donations to TMI, PO Box 1483, Snellville, GA 30078. TMI is a non-profit 501(c)3 which quarterly provides tax deductible receipts. Make check payable to TMI. For more information, please see the following: http://christianstandard.com/2013/03/a-global- partnership/ VIDEOS: http://bit.ly/YznC02 http://bit.ly/YwNDHH A 12 minute interview of some of our graduates. Go to the home page of The Missions Network (http:// www.themissionsnetwork.com/) and search for Carillet A thank you video is ready for editing & posting soon. Commonwealth International University’s Center in Ukraine is a Disciple-making student ministry Bible degree granting school Ministry & outreach center Yevgeny introduced me to the dean of a seminary who also serves in the Eurasian Accrediting Association office and is interested in my teaching for the seminary, both in Lviv and in their satellite locations. Ternopil/Ternopol. Ruslan and Sharyn serve with YWAM in Crimea, but were recently as- signed to Ternopol to serve the YWAM base there for one year. They work in Sevastopol and Simferopol in Crimea. Ruslan is a Ukrainian citizen, so he can go and come 90 days out of 180. Sharyn does not yet know how she will be able to resume work in Crimea since she does not even have the right of 90 days out of 180— but they have a year yet and who knows what changes can yet happen. They have a thrift shop ministry designed to serve families in Simferopol which they lead from Ternopil. We may be able to helps them with Tabitha cloth- ing.