P. Roman & Albina Grodz - Kyiv, Fall Newsletter

Today I received this inspiring newsletter from the Grodz's - some of my heroes of the faith!

Enjoy their Fall Newsletter as they walk by faith with a renewed church-plant in Kyiv, Ukraine! - p. Christian

Greetings  from Kyiv!

Planting a local church in Kyiv is an amazing process that we all (me, my wife Albina and our son Samuel) are experiencing. As a family we moved here in July this year. Since then God is working very deeply in our hearts. He is teaching us to trust Him in everything.  Primarily He is teaching us to trust Him for building the church. It’s His will and His great desire to see how His children are growing in the unity of the spirit and in praise.

Our church isn’t big. There are about 10 people. Twice a week we meet at our home for the church services.  On Mondays we have soulwinning and Bible lesson with discussion at the Pedagogical University.  On Saturdays we share the Gospel of Christ with people in the center of the city.

Recently Vitaliy Melnikov came back to church, he use to be a part of our church 15 years ago.  He shared great testimony of his life and how God very clearly told him to go back to the church and when he asked which one, God answered: you’ve got Greater Grace church.

Two weeks ago one man sent me sms: “Pastor, I got confused in life, please, help”.  When we met we had long conversation about Christ and Sergiy trusted his heart to Him. Sergiy lived and had his business in Warsaw, Poland. He believed he can do everything and fortune is following him. He helped other people and taught them how to live this life. One day his wife left him. Life started cracking. Drugs.  Deportation from Poland. He decided to start everything from the beginning in Ukraine. He found some job in Kyiv, substituted drugs with alcohol, found some woman, but  he wasn’t happy at all. He was thinking about suicide and remembered that someone gave him telephone number of some pastor. Praise God for His Faithfulness in the lives of broken people. Now Sergiy has new life, new family, new friends, new job. Please, continue to pray for him.

Every soul  is priceless to God. He will never despise a person. Church is a great provision from God for people. The place where we all are hidden, fed and warmed. The place we grow in the knowledge of the Father.

Thank you for your prayers and support!

With love,

P.Roman and team

Puerto Rico Mission Trip Getaway 2013

This week my wife and I went on a mission trip getaway to Puerto Rico where we met up with a team from Baltimore; p. Kevin Cooper, James Bryson, & Ian. There we visited p. David in Aguadilla, and his church. The Body there is a very joyous church with an outreach vision for their city. P. David met Greater Grace through p. Foster who led him to Christ while he was a missionary in Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico we did outreach in Mayaguez & other coastal towns. I was able to take a mountain bike trip up into the rain forest of El Yunque and do some evangelism for the people that lived up there. Precious people!

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P.Scibelli in Philly for Love Philly Concert & Church


We want to invite you to join us for a powerful weekend in Philly, April 28-29th with Pastor Steve Scibelli. Saturday afternoon we will do outreach with a bus load from Baltimore in Center City then at 7 pm we will have a concert and a message with a rap to follow. Sunday at 1.30pm we will have the privilege of having him speak at our service. Join us at the Holiday Inn Express at the corner of 4th & Arch St. in Historic Downtown Philly @ 400 Arch St. For more info call p.Chris at 267.328.4496.

In addition to being the Vice President of the GGWO Board of Elders, Pastor Scibelli is the Director of Missions for GGWO. In 1988, he led a 16-person team to Ghana that included his wife, Linda, and their two children. Today, the Greater Grace work in Africa includes more than 179 churches in 19 countries. He is a popular teacher on discipleship, evangelism, and church planting and has traveled more than a million miles in his worldwide ministry. It is not uncommon for him to be surrounded by scores of people after MBC&S classes and GGWO services. He can often be found doing rap sessions in the parking lot and late into the night. The Scibellis – the parents of one son and one daughter -- live in Baltimore, where he enjoys spending time with his granddaughter.