I‘m so glad, that I can share with you what God is doing in my life. Last week I was for the very first time in Ukraine. It was really amazing experience and God was teaching me a lot of interesting things.
December last year, when I was in Israel I met one brother from Ukraine, who is living and ministering in Poland. In the time of our fellowship we recognised, that both of us left traditional churches, and now we’re practising house church. So, this amazing brother introduced me with believers from Kiev, who also doing house church, and they invited me to come and visit them, that I can share more what God is doing among Lithuanian believers and worldwide.
So, in the end of April I came for 5 days to Kiev. I was living in the village near the city, but also I had time to see the capital of Ukraine and visited few interesting places. In Maidan was very heavy atmosphere and even I had dizziness. In any other place of Kiev I don’t had anything like this, so I understand, that was not physiological feeling, but spiritual experience. One more big experience I had in Babi Yar – this is a square near the centre of the city where in the time of Holocaust was killed about 100 000 Jewish people. When we entered that place I wanna cry. It looks like with my spiritual ears I can hear sound from the past – the screams of killed people. When we was walking to monument we was praying. Reality disappeared and I was walking like in spiritual tunnel. The words of repentance was flowing from our hearts to the Throne of Grace. I understand, that people who was involved in this massive execution do not understand what they doing, and that they actions has brought the curse not only for they own families, but also for this city and all nation. This is big tragedy what’s happened in Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland and other European countries and I understand, that today our hearts need to stand in the right position between God, so I encourage you look to your inside and if you have any kind of bitterness inside of you towards the Jewish nation – repent as soon as possible, because promise of God to Abraham still valid:
“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3)
I was really amazed when I saw what God is doing in Ukraine, and biggest impression was not from big things, but what is happened in the hearts of His people. House church, what I visited, is most from businessmen and politics. Most of them know the Lord Jesus not so long time ago. They fellowship is holy, they respect each other and learning principles of faith when they gathering in the small groups. Those people have purpose and willing to grow in the knowledge of God. They are not interested in religion, but they have really big desire to make stronger relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other. In this community discipleship process is going fast enough – people becoming born again, they receive water baptism, and baptism with the Holy Spirit, receiving deliverance and growing in the knowledge of God with purpose, that they can minister for others.
I can boldly proclaim, that in one of the biggest political parties of Ukraine started revival. Many people in that circle born again – leader of party, his wife and daughters, leaders assistant, couple of parliament members and also people who working in office. Those people willing real things – for them is not interested big churches, because very often in that kind of places religious leaders trying to manipulate on influential people, so they choosing family atmosphere and growing in faith when gathering in the small groups.
During of the week I was attending few meetings – on Tuesday Bible studies in party office, where was attending 11 people and Thursday night, when came 20 disciples of Christ. I was very blessed by fellowship with God’s people and my heart was so rejoicing, when I saw dynamic of the meetings, and amazing guidance of the Holy Spirit. In the ministry time about half of people was sharing something, we was praying for needs of each other, and studding the Scripture. To Kiev I came with my guitar and that was such a big grace to worship the Lord Jesus with brothers and sisters. Thursday night meeting when worship was moving in to the prayer, I saw very uncommon manifestation of the Holy Spirit – when one brother was praying in other tongues I understand what he is speaking. He was sitting in another side of the room and silently praying. Because for me was hard to hear what he is speaking, I told to everyone, that those tongues have interpretation, and after that sister sitting near to him start interpreting other tongues. Manifestation of this gift is very uncommon in auditorium, because there can minister only one or few people, but in the house church this is really possible, because there is respect for every child of God and everyone can share something, and in the atmosphere of love Holy Spirit open His gifts in that way how He wants.
I encourage you to pray for the work of the Lord in Ukraine. Let’s pray that this revival from one of the biggest parties can flow in to the all nation. Leader of the party is burning with holy fire. He is preaching Gospel everywhere. His desire, that next year election to the parliament can be like big evangelisation, so let’s stand for them in prayer and I believe, that God can do miracles in the hearts of Ukrainian people and they lives would be changed.
On Wednesday I flying to London. I will be travelling in Europe for 4 weeks. I will stay for 2 weeks in UK, and for 2 weeks in the Netherlands. Like always when I coming to London, I have big joy and privilege to visit Lithuanian Christian Church where I born again in 2008. Also I have planned some meetings with precious friends and few house churches. During the trip I will record radio programs, and in England I planning to visit not only London but also Derby and Peterborough. 23rd of May I travelling from London to Amsterdam by bus. As every spring for 5 years, in the Netherlands I will go to the house church conference. This year also I attend wedding of my friends, and if Lord is willing I will also record some radio programs. If you will be at that time in UK or the Netherlands, and if you willing to share your testimony via radio broadcast – please contact me.
I‘m so thankful for your prayers and financial support. I honor your friendship and I bless you in the name of Jesus!
With love of Christ,