The Belarusian government has closed the doors to humanitarian aid and continues to harrass and threaten any church that is not part of the National Church that is approved by that government.
New Life Church in Minsk is one such church that has come under extreme fire because it preaches freedom in Christ! The church has wonderful and effective programs addressing the climbing divorce rate, the long seated alcoholism rampant in the country, and other relevant issues.
Tom and I personally know people in Belarus and have visited this particular church, as well as others in the region. The government wants to shut down
New Life Church and has given them a deadline of 11 am Wednesday Dec. 5th to vacate the premises. They have even listed the beautiful brick building as a "Cow Barn" in public records in an effort to force them off their land!
You can read about the church here: http://www.newlife.by/eng_index.php
Please unite and stand with our brethren in prayer and support of their fundamental right to gather and worship Jesus Christ!
Write or fax respectful letters asking for intervention. (See my letters below as a model. )
Mr. Oleg Kravchenko
Charge d'Affaires a.i.
The Embassy of The Republic of Belarus
1619 New Hampshire Avenue, NW.
Washington DC 20009
Tel: (202) 986-9420
Fax: (202) 986-1805
And my letter to Sec. Ms. Clinton:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
New Life Church Facing Persecution of Christians in Belarus
Labels: Freedom to Worship, New Life Church Minsk Belarus, Persecution, Pray for our Brethren, Religious Freedom, Religious Persecution, Standing for Christ
I received the call to Mission work at age 16. I had loving parents both of whom are now in Heaven. So God in His infinite wisdom and mercy, has given me special people that have loved, encouraged and mentored me. When I was a newlywed and homesick bride, there was Mary Hunter. She took us under her wing; introduced us to practical ministry, and made us part of her family when we were so far from our own. Pastor June Austin, was pastor, teacher and adopted Mom. She saw what no one else did and believed in me, when I didn't even believe in myself! God has also given me a Wonderful 2nd Dad and spiritual mentor in Pastor Rusty Bowles of Garland, Tx.. Dad, I love you! Thanks for all your pains with me. It has been a long journey to where I am now! (And have yet to go..) I will always be grateful for these special people, and their tender care and oversight. They are truly “Gifts from God.” I oversee Apostolic work in Uganda, Gambia, and UK. I have a supportive husband, Tom, a little sister, wonderful Sons and my Daughter in loves, and spiritual children worldwide. I am a Blessed Woman of God, indeed!