Anatoliy and his young family live in Kiev, Ukraine. He serves as the Compass Russian and Ukrainian Director and has had a massive impact serving this part of the world. Before joining us he was an English teacher and is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English.
I was with Anatoliy about a month ago, and he told me, “Many serious followers of Christ in the Ukraine had been praying for a spiritual revival and an end to corruption in our country. What we didn’t realize was that it would mean an invasion and war with neighboring Russia. Yes, please pray for the safety of God’s people here, but more than that . . . pray that revival would sweep our land.”
Will you join us in praying for many to come to know Christ in Ukraine and Russia, and for our Heavenly Father to protect Anatoliy and his family? May we have the courage to pray for revival in our land no matter what the cost.
Years ago, a friend challenged me to expand the ministry of teaching God’s people God’s way of handling money beyond America. He asked me one penetrating question: “Is there any follower of Christ anywhere that shouldn’t know what the Bible says about money?”
The obvious answer was, “Of course, not!”
The Bible contains 2,350 verses dealing with money and possessions. These financial truths are applicable to every generation and every culture. They apply to sophisticated economies like ours, as well as to very simple economies often found in the developing world. After all, when the Bible was penned, most economies were very basic.
It’s clear that teaching these principles is on God’s heart. He alone has brought Compass world-class, godly Continent Directors for South America, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and India (we treat India as a continent since one out of six people on the planet live there).
Today, Compass serves 48 countries. Some of our country leaders courageously Continue reading Anatoliy & Ukraine
The civil unrest and conflicts in the Ukraine with Russia have been worrisome and big news, but far removed from those of us living in North America. However, what if a family member of yours was living in Kiev?
Well, there is.
His name is Anatoly, and he is a member of God’s family—your family if you know Jesus Christ. Anatoly is the Compass Director for Ukraine and the entire Russian speaking world. He is a dedicated leader. He is married with two young children. They need your prayers because they live in a very dangerous place.
But Anatoly isn’t alone. There is the Compass South American Director, Andres Panasiuk, choosing to live in the most violent city in Mexico. And our Compass India Director, Richard, who often sends us a cryptic email asking for the prayer of protection for his team working in areas where there is massive hostility towards followers of Christ.
Would you please join us in praying for the Spirit of God to draw close and protect these men and women who are risking their lives for the sake of Christ and for teaching His way of handling money? May their examples be an encouragement to all us to make our lives count for our Lord.
Love in Christ,