Please continue to remember Ruxi’s mother in prayer as she has a large tumor on her kidney. Pray for wisdom for the doctors.  

The following is a portion of Ruxi’s monthly report:

The highlight of the month of February was the evangelistic ski camp, which the Lord wonderfully blessed in spite of the great opposition we faced even from before the camp. More than 20 non-Christians had registered, and right before the camp, one after another started having medical problems, so that three of them could not attend the camp. Almost every year we experience the spiritual battle before and during the ski camp, which is one of the most important evangelistic events of the year. We are thankful that nobody had major injuries as we had last year. The Lord blessed the camp in many ways, especially the proclamation of the gospel and the small group Bible studies. The gospel messages explained who God is and how man’s relationship with him is broken because of sin; it presented Jesus’ atoning sacrifice in our place and our need to respond to Him in repentance and faith. In the small group Bible studies we studied about man’s fall into sin from Genesis 3, the need of the new birth and of faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ from John 3 and our need of repentance and of following Jesus from Mark 10. We had many good reports from most small groups, but I was especially encouraged as the people in my group had a great interest and desire to study and understand the Word of God. We would always extend our time for the Bible discussion and I am hopeful that the Lord has been working in many hearts. We are planning to start an evangelistic Bible study group and I am very thankful for that! I am also very grateful for the other students who attended the camp and had the chance to listen to the gospel and possessed a strong appeal to seek God. These were young people who have been raised in church, but who probably heard for the first time a thorough explanation and study of the gospel. Please pray with us that the seeds planted will bear fruit in many souls’ salvations.

I am also excited as I had a first meeting with two freshmen students with whom I hope to start a discipleship group. Especially one of them is very eager to be part of this group. She was converted a couple of years ago and is the only believer in her family. Her mom opposes her new faith and tells her she has entered a cult which is brainwashing her. I was encouraged to see this girl’s strong faith in spite of much opposition, her love for the Lord and great desire to grow. Both of these girls have a heart for evangelism, and share the gospel with their colleagues. One of them helped us in our outreaches in the dorms in December, and has befriended one of the girls we had shared the gospel with. I plan to study with them the book “Justification and Regeneration” by Charles Leiter. This book has been an incredible help for several generations of college students now.

Working with college student age and up means a lot of counseling with regard to relationships and finding the future spouse. Here we encounter a big problem, as many girls are more spiritually mature than the guys. Many of the girls have sound theology, are very eager to follow and serve the Lord, while there are very few guys with the same mindset. In many situations it is so difficult to give wise counsel! It is so hard to know what to counsel a young woman who believes in the doctrines of grace, has a very God – centered perspective and is courted by an Arminian with a man – centered theological perspective! I need a lot of wisdom to help these young women.

Don is serving as the HeartCry Coordinator for Eastern Europe. As an itinerant evangelist, his pulpit ministry is directed toward preaching on the inner life of the believer and the spiritual need of the lost. With HeartCry, his ministry includes organizing Bible conferences and corresponding with the HeartCry missionaries in Europe. He and his lovely wife Cindy live in Tuscumbia, AL.

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