We are docked in the port of Odessa. Have learned that Odessa, Texas is more than likely named after Odessa Ukraine. The word in Greek means place without water. Descriptive of Texas, not so much here, as we sit on the Black Sea coast.
Our first concert last night went great. I didn’t really get a good attendance count but with the church’s three story balcony level being full all the way up, there could have been as many as 1,500. The best news though is that 500 responded and checked on the decision card that they responded to Christ.
That puts over 4,000 these past 11 days that have responded positively to Christ in our concerts and one more to go. Praise the Lord!
Tonight we sing in the Philharmonic Hall in the city center here in Odessa. There is a huge lighted banner/billboard in front of it announcing our concert.
Our whole team has been challenged all week to see the bigness and greatness of God who would orchestrate all of this. Michael Gott has spent each morning teaching us a proper view of evangelism and ministry. I think each of us will look at evangelism and even how we do church when we get back home.
Thank you so much for your prayer support back home. You have been a vital part of what God has done here in Ukraine this week and last.
Will attempt to post a final report from tonight with pictures and wrap up either tonight after the concert, or from our hotel in Kiev after our bus ride tomorrow.
Pray for our concert tonight at 7:00 p.m. (11:00 Texas)
Pray for our safety tomorrow as we travel by motor coach back to Kiev.
Enjoy pictures from last night at First Baptist Odessa.