Read Latest Letter From Anatoly, our Interpeter
received March 2000
Greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus. I
received your letter which you sent on Feb 11. We got the brown envelope
with 4 Christmas cards. The Christmas gifts $20 for me and $20 for
Nickoli reached us. We thank you and your Sunday School class for
this. We also thank you for your prayers and support.
It was nice of your mother to send us musical cards.
It was so unexpected when I opened the card and music started to play.
I showed it to my parents and friends. When I gave Nickoli the gift
and the cards, he was talking to me. Then he opened the card of your
mothers. Music started to play. He was very surprised.
It was like that he even jumped a little bit.
I also want to say that for me it was more than
just a gift and cards. When I was listening to this music it was
like that a part of your Christmas came into our house and it brought us
a special joy.
Unfortunately we did not get birthday cards and
your long letter which I was waiting for. But I received National
Geographic for November with a gift of $10 and today I got the National
Geographic for December with Biblical Illustrator. I like this magazines
very much. There is a lot of useful information there. I showed
them to my friends.
Not long time ago people from Missouri came to our
region. They prepared literature for Sunday Schools. When they
were leaving for America, Nickoli gave them some things for you.
I hope you already got them.
I'm very glad that Sister Jan is coming to Belarus.
It is a good news for us. I hope that this time everything will be
okay. We also hope that she will be able to visit Peski II.
Many people visit such big cities as Minsk and almost nobody visit such
villages as Peski II. We very glad that your church and Bible Sunday
School have this special Christian love. "God is love, and the one
who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him" 1 John 4:16.
We hope that God will work through her as he worked through you and was
with you and us when you visited Belarus. We want
to send her our greetings and to say that we pray for her and her visit.
You write you heard a story concerning Belarus where
police allowed to pass Bibles and asked for Bibles. here we have
a lot of bureaucrats. I need to make few papers. It is possible
to do it for few minutes. I went there 4 days and had to wait in
lines. Tomorrow I will go the 5th time. Sometimes it is hard
to love them, but God is working. He gives us strength and
every sinner can be forgiven and changed.
This winter here is pretty warm. In February
we almost did not have snow.
We glad to hear that Chemo treatments is helping
your mother. Please greet her. I also want to greet Judy and
your Sunday School. My parents and Nickoli send you their regards
too. I read your eltter to Nickoli. He will write an answer
With Love Anatoly
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