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Summer News from the Harshes


Ministry in Ukraine

Recently we took in the third load of badly needed nonperishable food, Bibles and medical supplies to Ukraine.


While in Ukraine we visited Nehemiah Ministry Center in the city of Uzhgorod, where we delivered the needed supplies. During our time in Uzhgorod, we were able to visit Pastor Volodya, who is on the ground ministering to so many hurting people. Pastor Volodya could have moved to the West, but he chose to stay and serve many people who are suffering from the war.


One thing we have experienced during this time is the incredible unity of the body of Christ. The dividing lines between ministries have come down and we have seen great unity in working together to support the people of Ukraine.


Thank you to those who have prayed and given to the Ukrainian Relief Fund. It has received over $30,000. Among other things we have supported ministries inside Ukraine, we have helped with transporting refugees inside and outside of the country and have helped support individual refugees. We have spent around $5,000 per van load of goods. Your giving has been a huge blessing to many people.

 

Ministry in Prostějov

We were glad to be back to minister in Prostějov, Moravia in Czech Republic. We love this congregation and it's always a joy to be with them. On a Saturday, Robin ministered at a women's meeting where she was able to encourage and build up many women in the region. Then on Sunday morning Roger preached and both Roger and Robin were asked to minister to the congregation.


We saw much fruit from the ministry there. There was evidence of physical healings and people were experiencing new freedom in the Lord.

 

Herrnhut

Roger was able to take a prayer team up to Herrnhut, Germany where the Moravian missions movement started in 1771. The Moravian Brethren started a 24/7 prayer movement which lasted over 100 years.


The Moravian Brethren were exiles from the Czech lands. They did mission work among the American Indians of North America and all around the world. Some of them even sold themselves into slavery to reach people with the gospel!


By praying together in Herrnhut we received the zeal of the Moravian missionaries.

 

Ukrainian Kids Club

It has been exciting to use the office space at the Bridge Center where YWAM Prague and the International Church of Prague have their offices. Every weekday morning Ukrainian children ages 4-9 can join the Kids Club for fun, exercise, learning, arts and crafts and Bible stories. What an amazing opportunity it has been to have the chance to be with these kids and the wonderful Prague based Ukrainian church that leads the program. One of the main organizers from ICP held a campfire out at his cottage with the Ukrainian leaders and those of us volunteering. We ate, chatted, sang and prayed. What a privilege to serve with them.

 

YWAM Team from Brazil

It was such a joy to have the YWAM Fire & Fragrance DTS ministry team in Prague. Their zeal for Jesus was so encouraging. They ministered to children at risk who were at Teen Challenge and took food and coffee to the homeless at the main train station. They were great evangelists all over the city! So glad they were able to come to Prague.

 

Josiah

As some of you may remember, Josiah had a bike accident. He will have surgery at 9:45 in the morning, on Wednesday, July 27th in Michigan, to bring realignment to his cheekbone. There were three fractures around his eye, nose, and cheek. He landed on his face and head, so we are asking for your prayers for his full recovery.

 

Summer in the States

We are currently in the States. Feel free to contact us on our Stateside temporary phone number: 616-334-6900.


Here is a picture of us while ministering in Columbus, Ohio with Pastor Rice, and his wife Eileen, at Judah Christian Community.


We are having to make some unexpected, but necessary repairs to our car. We drive it while we're here in the States and the kids also drive it at university. The repairs will cost about $3,300. We would really appreciate any donations toward the cost of the repairs.

 

In closing we are glad to be here in the States with many of our friends, family and ministry partners. But our hearts are with the people of Ukraine, our friends and coworkers there. Please remember the Ukraine Relief Fund. Donations can be sent to the address below earmarked "Ukraine Relief Fund". We are thankful for your prayers and support. It has been an intense five months, but we have felt the power of God through your prayers. Thank you for standing with us during these times.


Many blessings to you and your families,


Roger, Robin, Elizabeth and Josiah

 

HOW TO GIVE Christian Community Network of Churches

(or CCNC)

c/o Roger & Robin Harsh

5586 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43235

The check should be made out to: CCNC for the Harshes *If a gift is to go directly to the Ukraine account, please make note of it.

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