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Teaching Ministries Intl Mar 14 2014 eNews

Teaching Ministries Intl Mar 14 2014 eNews



news from Georges & LaVerne Carillet in Ukraine

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    • Teaching Ministries International PO Box 1483 Snellville, GA 30078 770-972-2205 USA georges.carillet@gmail.com lbcarillet@gmail.com (LaVerne) March 14, 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) Hypocrisy, double standards and disinformation (lies) are tools of the trade when nations, politicians, and groups are self-serving, particularly when they think that their cause justifies their means (of course, they condemn others for using the same tools). When even the facts are hard to de- termine, it is very hard to find the truth. Spinning, spinning! Everyone and everything is spinning. Writers of history will sort through how this day happened, what could have prevented it, the legalities and illegalities, and of course they will not agree with each other, even given the advantage of both time and distance — which writers of current events do not have. Still, illuminated hindsight will be so much wiser than dim foresight or mud- dled insight. Meanwhile, while some cry Russia and others cry Ukraine, machines of war are gathering. “Do you know where Crimea is?” “I do now!” Recently, some of our American friends rightly located us not far from Sochi, after they learned the geography of the Winter Olympics. I think that anyone who keeps up with the news now knows where Ukraine is, and even Crimea! They know who our easterly neighbor is, too. Soon, it may be that our geopolitical identification in Cri- mea will change. After twenty years of some supporters erroneously referring to us as living in Russia, they may be right. It will be hard to stem the tide that is moving Crimea toward either becoming a part of Russia or inde- pendent (that is, essentially a Russian Protectorate). The fear of national fascism spawned its own fascism. Now those who swim against the tide in Crimea are largely silenced by fear and intimidation. Without a referendum that honors the 2006 “Code of Good Practices on Referendums” that Ukraine and Rus- sia subscribed to, we will never know the will of the ma- jority of people of Crimea. I fear that what does not start well will not end well for a very long time. But may Kiev and Simferopol prove me wrong. The CIU Center Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NIV) He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humblywith your God. (Micah 6:8 NIV)
    • Commonwealth International University’s Center Ukraine Disciple-making student ministry Bible degree granting school Ministry & outreach center Life at the & through the CIU Center Shannon’s English/Bible class Valentine’s party at the Center (it was a tough day to celebrate due to what was happening in Crimea) The Orphans are Coming! The Center will host at least 30 orphans and 7 supervisors/ mentors during the March 16 referendum when their boarding school will be used for a polling station. This is to ensure their safety and replace their fear with joy for at least a day. They are afraid of all the uniformed men. Anastasia says that there will be games, crafts and food for them. You can be sure that Christian witness will flow as well. Below are Anastasia (“Nastya,” CIU staff) and Anya (our graduate who is an administrator at the orphanage school.) Nastya & Vika with orphans celebrating Valentines Day Life of Christ course to start We offer Bible and English courses at various levels. Our spring academic course is the Life of Christ. Thus far we have 7 students registered. Four of them are leaders in the IFES stu- dent ministry and three are their students.
    • Send donations to TMI, PO Box 1483, Snellville, GA 30078. TMI is a non-profit 501(c)3 which quarterly provides tax deductible receipts. http://www.ciu-ukraine.com Also, search for Carillet at http://www.themissionsnetwork.com/ Georges at one of his work stations, and at Lake Aurora’s Men’s Retreat & 30’ climbing tower. Update on LaVerne It looks like LaVerne’s medical issues will consume a year, starting with the knee cap surgery of 18th of November and the complications that followed. LaVerne is in outpatient physiotherapy for her knee till her shoulder surgery April 3. From her fall in Ukraine, LaVerne has a torn tendon which has gotten worse. When all is healed and functional, she will have her ankle fused. Given the time needed for healing and physiotherapy after each surgery, she is prob- ably looking at another seven months of medical leave. Andrei Andrei is meeting prerequisites to complete his application for Milligan College’s Masters in Counseling de- gree. He is preparing to take the Graduate Record Exam and an exam in Developmental Psychology.