Monday, March 31, 2008

News from the East

Dear Friends and Family,
I have attached an update on more ministry changes and challenges. Please, know that I will keep you updated on clients, staff, prayer requests and answers to prayers.
Love and hugs from Dnipro,Pam

Pam NelsonBear Child Ministriesc/o Horizon Christian FellowshipPO Box 3367 Bloomington, IN 47402

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Dear Friends and Family, We are thanking God for the measure of faith that He has given to us these past few weeks to face the changes and challenges of ministry transition. The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Dnipropetrovsk will come to its end July 2008. We are saddened and disappointed for it was our hope to see nationals continue the work. With much clarity and confirmation from God, I made the decision to relinquish Bear Child Ministries unto the Lord.

After much prayer, fasting, seeking God in His word and council I began to see clearly that this was the path to follow. My breaking heart chose to mourn and grieve for three days. The first day, in a fetal position, I wept like a baby; thought about tearing my clothes and shaving my head…YIKES!! The second day, I only cried twice, got angry and didn’t answer the phone. The third day, I got teary eyed once and was filled with peace that passes understanding and fell to the ground and worshipped God. Here’s the word from God that day…“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away;Blessed be the name of the LORD!” Job 1:20 Please, know that I would love to sit over coffee with each of you and share the intimate details of my decision. Therefore, for those who want know, please ask and I will gladly reply.

When the time came for Jesus to enter into glory, He shared with his disciples this truth from John 12:24 “… a kernel of wheat must be planted in the soil. Unless it dies it will be alone—a single seed. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.”

This truth from God’s word is a great encouragement for me. It is my hope and prayer that you also will be encouraged and reminded of the many hundreds and hundreds of seeds that you have helped plant in Ukrainian’s lives. Thank you with my heart and soul for every eternal investment of your time, talents, prayers, finances, emails, cards, calls and visits these past seven-years. One more scripture that the LORD spoke to me is from Joshua 23:14...“You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled”. Please, know that every promise concerning the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Dnipropetrovsk and Bear Child Ministries has been fulfilled. What now? We will continue to meet with clients to provide all of our current services through July. As we come closer to this time, we will spend the last couple of weeks traveling to other CPC’s throughout Ukraine to distribute/donate baby clothing, literature, teaching aides, visuals and supplies. Pray and Praise:For Natasha and Christina to find good jobs, transitionFor Bethany--arrives May 15th to teach Breast Feeding, serve and transition me back to USA.For clients to trust Jesus, For my Pastor Mike and his family’s transition back to the US……….he gave his pastoral blessing to Vitaly Perigov last Sunday. Vitaly is now the Pastor of Calvary Chapel of Dnipropetrovsk.For VitalyFor the CC body to accept, support and submit to Vitaly has their Sheperd. Last but not least……… please, would you prayerfully consider continuing your financial support for me through the end of 2008? And/or pass your support onto the local church (Calvary Chapel of Dnepropetrovsk) who has been such a huge support of our CPC and will continue with outreaches to the TB Sanitarium and Orphanage. And/or support one of the other CPC’s in Ukraine. And/or find a local CPC in your area to sponsor. You have touched my life in ways that I will treasure forever,

Thank you. I love you,Pam

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