Ministry Day 1 – Cherkasy, part 2

After a good nights sleep and a good breakfast the Singing Men of Texas are starting another day in Ukraine.

One note of interest to some perhaps, that I did not mention in the previous post, is the weather. It is cold here. Temps during the day are in the 40s and at night it drops into the 30s. The concert hall last night was one of the coldest any of us that have been on all these Ukraine trips had experienced. We endured it and it didn’t hamper our efforts any. The forecast for the cities we go to today and tonight show a chance of snow. That might be a fun experience. Dnipro, where we sing on Saturday is covered in snow.

Our attendance for last night is estimated at about 1,400 plus. According to the cards turned in 701 people responded to the invitation and positively responded to Jesus Christ. These names will now be turned over to the local churches here that helped sponsor the concert for follow up. Pray that they will find a church which will now disciple them.

In this post is a photo gallery of various pictures from yesterday. Thanks to Larry Marx, John Bell, and our Ukrainian photographer Antonina Kreposniak for the pictures.

Our agenda today is fairly simple:
Devotional time with Michael Gott at 11:15
Lunch at hotel then head to Krapivnitsky (79 miles – 2 1/2 hour drive)
Concert #2 at the Regional Philarmonic Hall (seats 900) 7:00 pm (11:00 am Texas Time)
Transfer to Kryvyi Rih after concert for our hotel (74 miles – 3 hour drive)

Pray for us today. If my mobile internet is good tonight while traveling I will be able to post something. If not it may be till our Friday morning before I get the next post up.

Until next time – Christi vas Cres! (Christ is Risen!)


8 thoughts on “Ministry Day 1 – Cherkasy, part 2

  1. He is risen indeed! Because He is, “There is power in the name of Jesus, there is power in His name” for you this very day – “Soli Deo Gloria” for what He is going to do through you. I’m going to be wrangling Spanish students today,so will shoot you a prayer on the fly around 11:00 Via con Dios mi Amigo!

  2. One last thing, Quiet Time was 2 Cor. 1 – paraphrased for you : ___________ a Singer for Jesus Christ by the will of God. So son, from your heart sing like you’ve never sung before! It’s incredible when you do.

  3. I got to text with my sweet husband (Bob Ball) last night and hear the story of his “trading” cowboy hats with a Ukrainian man. Our neighborhood Praying Grandmothers group is praying around noon each day for those making decisions for Christ.

  4. I’m praying that y’all keep warm, especially those who feel the cold more keenly. And always, always praying for strength, safety, and blessings for you and those with whom you come into contact.

  5. Brrr!! Protect those “voice boxes” and stay hydrated! Thanks, Derrel, for keeping us up-to-date on all the happenings…you’re the greatest! Charles and Gloria Mayo

  6. Thanks so much for the update. What a turnout and wonderful response. It helps to see the pictures so we feel apart of what is going on there and how. Praying for you all.

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