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NEWSLETTERS AND STORIES
Below are links to stories, letters, and newsletter articles dating back to 2001 and Rev. Mark & Laura Bohanan’s first trip to Ukraine.
UPDATE TO CHURCHES – APRIL 2011
Help Us Reach Our Next Goal !An exciting opportunity is upon us as we reach for the next step in the vision God has given us to meet the needs of the homeless, addicted and hurting in Ukraine. . . First Step: Feeding Program . . . Second Step: David’s House Rehabilitation Center . . . Next Step: Homeless Shelter. Read more . . .
HEART BEAT NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2010
Partnering for a Special Easter Meal – Involving the Business Community:The day we returned to Ukraine from our month long trip to California, USA, we were greeted with great news!. . . There is a large store in Vinnitsa, Ukraine . . . with their help we were able to do . . . . Read more . . .
Other articles in the Newsletter:Remodeling Continues, The Pulse – by Mark, and Feeding Program – An Individual Story.
HEART BEAT NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2010
God Answers Prayers – A House Purchased:This summer we began the arduous task of searching or a house to purchase for Heart of Ukraine Ministries’ first rehabilitation center. . . .Read more . . .
Other articles in the Newsletter:Full Speed Ahead, Donations, Non-Profit Status, Dog Days in Ukraine, Our Rehab Program, First Baptisms, Summer Project – Chugarie, The Pulse – by Mark, Feeding Program – An Individual Story, Reaching Out, Rehabilitation Stories – Gregory & Sergey, Feeding Program – Adding Participants, and Women’s Bible Study.
HEART BEAT NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2009
Feeding the Homeless & Poor – Reaching Out in Love:Many would think that feeding the homeless is a fairly easy ministry, but there are many aspects to preparing for a ministry like this, especially in a different country. . . .Read more . . .
Other articles in the Newsletter:A Vision Realized, An Encouraging Note, The Pulse – by Mark, Sergey – The Rest of the Story, The Birth of a New Church, Rehabilitation Stories – Annya & Gregory, Children’s Outreach, Giving Thanks, Mission Trip Invitation, and Needs List.
HOLIDAY E-MAIL – DECEMBER 2008
God has proved to be ever so faithful to us this past year.In our Holiday E-mail last year we mentioned a few things .. . Some new blessings . . . Prayer Concerns. Read more . . .
JOIN IN THE WORK – JULY 2008
Recently you should have received our Heart Beat Newsletter – June 2008 that shares about many of the awesome things God is doing through our ministry here in Vinnitsya, Ukraine, and a few things we’ve faced this past year.As missionaries often do, we move from great joy at what God is doing, to wrestling with obstacles that the evil one puts in our path, to what seems to be our biggest struggle . . . Read more . . .
HEART BEAT NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2008
Touching the Lives of Hurting Children – Street and Broken Home Children:We have been going weekly now to the Children’s Goodness Center in Old City since November 2007.It took us some time . . . . Read more . . .
Other articles in the Newsletter:The Pulse – By Mark, A Visit to a Village Rehab Center, Working with the Vinnitsa City Government, A Changed Life – Sergey’s Story, Visiting Different Churches, and Ministry Needs.
HOLIDAY E-MAIL – DECEMBER 2007
Things have been extremely challenging these past two months (Nov & Dec) and we have learned to trust and rely on the Lord at a deeper level in so many ways. . . Challenges . . . Big Blessings . . . Prayer Concerns . . . Read more . . .
HEART BEAT NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2007
USA Step Into the Water Tour – June-July 2007:They are not sure how it all started, but one invitation to speak after another led Mark & Laura to plan a two (2) month tour around America. . . During the two months . . .Read more . . .
Other articles in the Newsletter:Kaleenivka Rehabilitation Center, Seeing God Move in Little Ways, Growing the Ministry in Vinnitsya, Americans, Are They Really Helping?, Housing Struggles, That’s the First Time I Ever Did That!, and New on the Website.
STEP INTO THE WATER USA TOUR 2007
As Mark and I (Laura) were preparing to start our two month long tour around America before our move to Ukraine, we were drawn to a Scripture in Joshua.Joshua 3 talks about the Israelites coming to the river Jordon.When they arrived . . . . Read more . . .
TRIP TO VANCOUVER, WA 2007 (March)
With each day that passes, we see God’s hand in our plan to move to Ukraine.When we took the step of obedience last June when God was finally calling us to move there, we began to see Him work in mighty ways as He laid out our path.Our trip to Vancouver, WA, . . . . Read more . . .
GOD MADE AN APPEARANCE AT OUR YARDSALE 2007
You know, God always surprises you when you least expect it.When you are being faithful, sharing His love and working for His purposes, He slips in almost undetected unless you really stop and look for His touch and gentle hand. . . Read more . . .
VALENTINES SPAGHETTI DINNER 2007
Thanks to all of you who helped and attended the February 17, 2007, Valentine’s Spaghetti Dinner . . . We had over 150 people attend the event . . . Read more . . .
A TRUE SAINT OF GOD 2001
My husband, Mark, and I came from such different backgrounds and our life’s experiences were also very different. I was raised in the church and have been in law enforcement for over 20 years. Mark was raised in a broken home and was a drug addict for 18 years before Christ turned his life around. Through these differences though, we saw a puzzle coming together that would allow us to minister in unusual ways. Read more . . .