Good News! The printed material came from Ukraine!

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Monday, June 25, 2007

I know why ministers were sent out two by two.  In the case of working with Bruce Anderson the first part of this trip, I see that I would not have the demanding trip through much of Scandinavia alone.  Bruce was a great support and kept things going while I figured out where, what and who we were going to be with.  We worked off each other.  Similarly, with Johnny Lambert the two of us working together get through so much of the tedious detailed tasks of the mailings, keeping up the databases and just keeping each other company in this foreign land.  Johnny comes here for nearly a month at a time four times a year and prepares three mailing each time he's here.  That's mailings of the GN, Bible Study Course, extra Estonian translated articles.  He has to keep track what he sends to whom and keeps track of the number of the BSC that the individual is on. 
 
This morning we printed out on his laser printer finished copies of the articles by John Ross Schroeder and Jerry Aust.  As usual, nothing is easy.  There are always glitches and when there are problems we have to figure our way out of them. 
 
We walked into town stopping at a copy place with very friendly personnel where we dropped off the articles to copy.  We wanted 200 copies of the articles that Toomas Schvaak translated.  We had to make sure that they understand how we wanted them printed and collated and stapled ready for insertion.
 
Coming here and spending this extended time with Johnny has helped me appreciate the effort that people like Toomas Schvaak and Imbi Kuusksalu put into getting translations and mailings out.  I need to really express my extra gratitude toward them 
 
There are many people who volunteer with ways that they can contribute to the propagation of the Gospel and they need to be thanked extra for all the work that they do.   

Johnny went to the Aura Club which is a sauna and water park and I just went walking for an hour and half, stopped back by the copy place and picked up the 200 articles to be inserted with the GN. It was good-sized box and I managed to carry it about 3/4 of a mile back to the apartment. Johnny was going to do some grocery shopping. We were both discussing the need to buy food that's good for us. I enjoyed calling Bev on Skype as she was getting out of bed back in Indianapolis.  A birthday celebration is being held for Sue Peine back home and she's really looking forward to.  As much as I love all that's going on here, I'm getting anxious to return home.
 
When Johnny came back to the apartment he had a big grin and said: "Good News and Bad News!"  Which do you want to hear first?  I always want the bad news first to get it out of the way.  The bad news, he said, was that we have to get them back from the post office.  The good news is that the Bible Study Courses printed in Ukraine have come to the Post Office.  Wowsers!  The final link has been made! We are so happy that all our networking has networked!  Now, we'll have the Pere Raadio start advertising the Russian and Ukrainian ads.  It seems like it takes so long for us to get things coordinated and executed because of all the steps involved.  Anyway, Johnny and I are celebrating the closing of this link and an answer to prayer.  I immediately called Ivan Yurishko in Ukraine who is in the same time zone with news. He was ecstatic. He felt badly that they were not here while we were here to do fulfillment.  Anyway, we're learning more and more about how to get stuff across borders, how long it takes etc. 
 
While stopping at the Post Office, Zoya Reiko, who used to attend our meetings found us.  She was so happy to see us.  She looked very good and was very friendly. 
 
Another note about Pere Raadio.  As mentioned, this station was built by philanthropist Jim Calson and his group from Stockton, California.  We have become good friends with the management of the station with whom we meet every time we come to visit.  The managers are a husband-wife team called Paavo and Mare Pihlak. 
 
One of the newer features of the radio station has been the addition of AM radio broadcasting in Russian for the past five years. The tower was put up by a group from Plymouth, Indiana called "Towers for Jesus."  They have put up towers all around the world the Caribbean, Sri Lanka and other places. 
 
At first, the Russian AM division of Pere Raadio got the juicy AM frequency of 610 KHz.   At night the propogation would have been from the United Kingdom in the west to the Ural Mountains in the east. But after the tower was built, it was found that a radio station in Lithuania was licensed with the same frequency by the European Union.  Pere Raadio could have taken it to the World Court and fought it for years or accept another frequency. They chose the latter and were given 1030 Khz.  The nighttime coverage is not as wide, but still good covering much of Europe, all of Ukraine and much of western Russia.  The purpose of this AM radio station is to cover Russian-speaking areas with Christian broadcasting. 
 
Because the tower was built for the quarter wavelength of 610 Khz, it was necessary to lower the length of the broadcasting element.  So quite a few feet had to be cut off.  The builder of the tower exclaimed:  "I can't believe that Christ would have me build this tower and then have me circumcise it!"  
 
More to come...

By the way, the BLOG that Phil Myers is writing from Malawi in South Central Africa is a good read.  If you haven't been following it, take a look at

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/pmyers/africa_2007/tpod .html

or you can access it easily from my website at www.kubik.org

It is a story about three young people who are on a LifeNets Medical Mission at the Chizeni Clinic in Balaka, Malawi.  Phil Myers is an excellent writing and tells the story well.
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rc45
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Bible corespondence course
It is nice that the literature arrived from the Ukraine. Reggie Warren

manxswede
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we got some to.
Hi Vic

a parcel arrived today from the Ukraine, so the system is working. Thank our man. Not exactly sure how many booklets came though.

Just wondering if in the future we will refer to the book of acts as 'The blogs of the Apostles', perhaps some of Paul's writing's as well.
Paul

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