"Timmy, Being a social study nut I am I have been following what has been taken place in Ukraine's economy and most recent elections. However, I'm definitely more interested in how you are doing over there with Simple Church. God bless!"
Thanks are going very well. We just had a conference with believers from 7 countries. God is really opening many people's hearts to starting churches in the harvest. Many people visit our website - www.simplechurch.com.ua and we have printed 3 books in Russian that people really appreciate: Organic church. Rethinking the Wineskins. So you don't want to go to Church Anymore. Thanks for your interest in what we are doing
My name is Dana Cashwell and I along with my husband Travis, my three kids, Cameron 6 (she's a girl), Madeline 4 and Thomas 3 we left the church 2 years ago to BE the Church. The problem was we didn't know how to do it. Travis and I grew up in church so when we explained to our family, friends and church what God wanted us to do, the majority of them considered us apostates and heretics. Don't get me wrong, they loved us in their way, they just didn't support us.
A year ago, along with some of the friends we had left, started something called So What! Ministries (shameless plug: www.sowhatministries.com). Which was all about getting people off their butt and serving their community/church/family. Then we read Pagan Christianity. Mainly because George Barna was listed as an author. After reading it, we devoured everything that Frank Viola has written because he put on paper what we were going through and what to do about it. We're in the process now of revamping and updating everything.
I felt like I was wandering in the wilderness for 2 years searching for the promised land; thank God I finally found it!
I am a nonresidential missionary going several times in a year to the middle/north of Romania, may be 150 km from the boarder to the Ukraine.
My parents lived their childhood in the North- Bukowina, former Romania, which is the area of Cernowizi. This year I`m planning to go there to visit this place and also to contact churches - can you recommmend me a church or give me an adress, where I could land there?
I just met with a couple here in Oshkosh, WI and they are seeking out how to do Simple Church in the Ukraine and I have sent them information from this website. I am not sure where he is going but he will be coming over the first week of October. I think that he is going to Odessa? Does that make any sense? Let me know if there is anything else that I can do from this end to join everyone up.
I can get you the couples name and information soon. I will speak to Jim tomorrow and let him know what is going on. He may need to contact you directly. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to send me your contact information. Thanks so much Timmy for your time.