Our first week back in Sac and guess what? I had kitchen duty. What’s kitchen duty you ask? Great question! It’s pretty much free labor for a whole week. So a group of three people (Sveta Sidlinskaya, Nick Beliy, and I) show up to church at 8:15 a.m. to serve breakfast, clean up, and wash dishes. Basic stuff right? It’s not that bad really, but let me just tell you about how I am NOT a morning person! I live a half hour away from Bethany (shout-out to my Antelope peeps!) so driving through traffic at 7:30 a.m. to make it for kitchen duty isn’t exactly my cup of tea! If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a girl, which means that in order to be ready at 7:30a.m. I have to wake up at like 6:30am! (What is sleep, right?) I sometimes have trouble waking up for the church service that starts at 12:00pm and you want me to build an appetite by 8:00a.m.?! It’s cool though, it felt good to help the chef. Poor Totya Nastya, she’s in the kitchen every morning at like 7:30! If kitchen duty taught me anything, it was to appreciate her. God bless her soul!
In other news, we had the honor of being educated by Mr. Yuri Doroshuk! This guy was awesome! There was a moment where his material really challenged our minds. This brought healthy debate and discussion within the class and challenged the students to study the word even more to build a strong foundation of faith and always be ready to answer any time we are questioned about our faith.
Because of this moment, I think he is going to be one of the most memorable teachers for our class (right there next to Jhena Benia!). He really prepared us for the conversations that we, as Christians, will cross in the future, and taught that the most important thing is accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior (Can I get an amen?!)
Well that’s all for week three! Next week we finally get to start our ministry work, stick around for more of the inside scoop!
#TestimonyOfTheWeek: So this week we truly got to SEE the power of God at work! Monday, we had our first cell group at the BBS Lounge, and it ended with a powerful prayer! (Like I ran out of Kleenex, no lie!). That weekend, one of our girls, Mary Dorofeyev, sprained her ankle that was said to take a month to heal! So I’m just going to say it- she got healed!!! After about an hour of prayer, our faith was beginning to run dry, so she tests out her ankle and BAM! Her ankle was perfectly fine! Goes to show, that nothing is too hard for the all-powerful God! Praise be to Him!
Till next week! God bless!
– Oksana Kambur