T H E G A Z E T T A
OF MUSIC MISSION KIEV
Music / Widows / Orphans and Children / Church
During the 52 days and 47 concerts of the 2015 KSOC Tour, many
friendships developed between the Ukrainians and Americans. It
is always a mystery how such a short stay can foster so much good will.
However, with the leadership of Wes and Kim Janzen, and the warm
hearts of their Ukrainian musicians, extraordinary music, the message
of Christ, and the activities of Music Mission Kiev were shared to appreciative audiences.
Here are some responses from several of the communities they visited:
From Milton, PA: "Thanks so much! We LOVED having you!"
From Beaufort, NC: "Thanks again for coming and serving with us. I
certainly am looking forward to having you again in the future."
From the Senior Pastor in Midlothian, VA: "What a treat we had at
Sycamore Presbyterian Church with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra
and Chorus! Their talent takes them where many others could not go
with the gospel of Christ presented through the classical Christian
masterpieces. Their compassion takes them where many others
would not go, as they care for the widows, orphans, and victims of
war. The combination of their talent and compassion together make
this ministry unique and powerful."
T h e G a z e t t a
Warming a Widow's Heart at Christmas
Our widows and pensioners are enjoying the annual Christmas
banquets this year, provided by the gifts of sponsors and friends.
Many of our elderly live alone, and have few resources to celebrate
this special time of year. That is why it means so much to them to
attend our Christmas banquets where they receive a special meal,
fellowship with their friends, a time of singing carols and reading
the Christmas story, and the distribution of Christmas gifts. This year
they are receiving a cooking pan, a selection of toiletries, and an
oven mitt. In addition many of our homebound are receiving homemade blankets and shawls. Thank you for the gifts that have made
these purchases possible.
The Widows Staff Team
Our beloved Natasha Shevchenko who has administered the
Widows Program for many years has moved to the United States to
be near her daughter in Colorado. We are happy for her and her husband
in this new opportunity to live in a place she has always loved, America!
Our men's Bible study is growing in number and in faith. Every
Wednesday these men meet for lunch and a Bible lesson led by
Roger McMurrin. The lessons have centered on Heroes of the Old
Testament. The men share their prayer concerns and have formed new
friendships. We are grateful for this ministry.
A New Generation
The children whom we have been serving in Christian Music Club are growing up. Most are teenagers now. But the Lord has brought us a new generation of children who are learning to play the hand chimes.
Helping Hands Trip 2016
Music Mission Kiev is sponsoring another Helping Hands Trip
Friday, April 22 - Monday, May 2nd, 2016.
T h e G a z e t t a
PURCHASE CHRISTMAS GIFTS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS
Our address: Music Mission Kiev, 286 Wilshire Blvd., Casselberry, Florida 32707