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GREETINGS!

The 2014 outreach season to international students was tremendous! A total of 128 students, representing 10 different countries, prayed to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. With each consecutive year, the spiritual harvest increases; more students are impacted by the Gospel; additional countries are being added to our on-line church; and a greater number of volunteers are joining our ministry team than ever before. With a numerical increase of students participating in the ministry, we kept a very hectic schedule this past summer, but all the work has paid off with eternal dividends. As we faithfully sowed seeds of God's love and the Good News, God's Spirit was faithfully wooing young people from around the world to see their need for a savior in Jesus Christ

This ministry success is not due to any one single individual. God has developed a ministry team that He is working through to touch the nations for Christ. We are so thankful for each individual who is involved, no matter where they might live, because everyone is contributing in a vital way whether it is through praying, using their gifts, donating their time or finances. Months before the students arrived people were committed to pray and send their support for this 2014 season. It was a great blessing to see the answered prayers through the receptivity of the students and know so many people were behind the scenes involved in this unique and expanding ministry. What has happened through this international outreach is going to have a global impact for God's kingdom.

In the following pictures, we will share a few testimonies from this past year, as well as try to give you a taste of what it was like in a typical day while serving international students. Every day had its challenges, and every day lives were changed!

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This is Alexei, Jr. and he is being baptized by Pastor Steve McDonald. (It was decided to use “junior” to distinguish the younger Alexei from the older Alexei.) Alexei, Jr. is from Siberia, Russia, where he is already practicing law in a small, isolated town. His visit to the USA was his first trip away from home. Even though he grew up without any knowledge of God, from the beginning of his arrival he was very open and asked lots of questions. When Alexei, Sr. shared the Gospel, he immediately prayed and accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. He began to attend church and did not miss one Sunday worship service the entire summer. One Sunday he said, “I've been born again, and my life has been changed.” Alexei, Jr. had been radically transformed, and it was evident. He approached Alexei, Sr. and asked to be baptized. As a future leader of his community, Alexei has returned to his town as a soldier of Jesus Christ, a missionary on fire for God. Already he is showing signs of an evangelist, and in his first email inquired about the schedule of the online bible study. Alexei, Sr. continues to personally disciple this very special young man with a great future in Christ.

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This year we've had several local churches to reach out to the international students. These students are from China, Russia, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Turkmenistan and are attending a worship service at First Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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Dr. Dale Ellenburg is preaching, and Alexei is translating in Russian. It is very important to get the message communicated clearly in the students' native languages. One reason internationals may reject Christ is because they simply don't understand the true meaning of the Gospel due to the language barrier. When the message of the Gospel is clear, it is very hard to reject the Good News. Each time the Gospel is presented to the students in English Alexei always translates because their English vocabulary is not advanced enough to comprehend unfamiliar biblical terminology.

We want to thank First Baptist Church for providing the Student Center and the increased number of volunteers that served there every day this summer. We also want to thank Dr. Dale Ellenburg for coming faithfully every week to share the Gospel with the students.

This picture gives a glimpse of what heaven will be like when people from every nation will worship the Lord together. Alexei gave his testimony and explained that Jesus is real and responds to our prayers. He shared with them that Jesus desired to be their friend and that prayer is simply talking with Jesus. In this group of students there were Buddhists and Muslims. One Buddhist student from Thailand asked, “Can I pray to Buddha and Jesus?” Alexei shared with him the Scriptures in Isaiah that describe what an idol was. When he was able to see that Buddha was an idol, Alexei asked, “Can the idol help you?” He was given revelation of the truth, and the answer to his question. Alexei went on to explain that Allah is portrayed as an angry judge, whereas Jesus desires to be our eternal friend.

Food is a big thing for students. Not all of them like the same types of foods. For instance, Turkish students don't like pork, and many Thai students are vegetarians. Fortunately, most everyone eats and likes chicken. We've decided chicken must be the universal food. Here are two Russian girls and a boy from Macedonia enjoying some southern fried chicken.

Every Wednesday evening we take the international students to Calvary Baptist Church. These particular students are from a variety of countries: Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Macedonia. For most of them this was the first time they had ever been in a church. As the season progressed, a core group developed and began attending all the worship services.

On the far left is a family from the Mariner's Church in Annapolis, Maryland, where we have a wonderful support base. Peter and Becky Lehardy and their baby son, Jacob, came to participate and help us in the ministry. We have the privilege of having other churches throughout the USA support this ministry. Perhaps your church would like to support the International Student Ministry or have a small group to participate directly with us as a short term mission project. We would love to have you join the network of churches that assist us in this global outreach.

Pastor Steve McDonald shared the Gospel each Wednesday evening with the students in attendance knowing that it might be the only opportunity some of the young people would have to hear the Good News. Some of the students live in small towns in remote places within Russia and China where the Gospel message is not readily available. Every time we present the Good News of Jesus Christ, many of them come to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

The students were loading the church van to return to Pigeon Forge. So often they have lots of questions after hearing the Gospel. The drive back to Pigeon Forge gave us an opportunity for prayer, bible study and discipleship. We want to thank Calvary Baptist Church for providing the bus, which is considered as the “church-on-wheels.” Notice on the right Masha and Sonya running to say good-bye to the students. The entire Kotchan family is an integral part of this ministry, and the girls give the students a chance to experience young siblings while away from their own families.

Alexei and Pastor Steve McDonald are sitting together at a Wednesday evening meal at church. Bro. Steve has served Calvary Baptist Church for 27 years. In the background the students are enjoying a time of eating and sharing. We want to thank our home church not only for the “church-on-wheels”, but for the hospitality you show to the students year after year. Your love in action gives them the experience of Jesus in a very tangible way.

Here are the students after an evening worship service at Calvary Baptist Church. Alexei, Alexei Jr. and other students are seen with Faye McDonald, who radiates Jesus through her warm receptivity and kindness. Without fail, the students always feel God's love in every encounter with Faye. She and Bro. Steve come to Pigeon Forge to share the Gospel and to serve meals to the internationals. We are so grateful for their ministry and their friendship.

After Sunday worship services, we take the students to eat at a restaurant; spiritual food first, then the physical food. On the right side of the table is Marshall, a Chinese student that became a Christian last summer and was baptized at Calvary Baptist Church. He and some other Chinese students have been discipled through the on-line church services that Alexei has led every Saturday evening this past year. He returned to the USA this summer and was able to attend church and be further discipled during his part time stay at the Kotchan's home, which provided some great quality time for him and Alexei. Marshall translated for Alexei when speaking with the Chinese students. They spoke with one young man named Shawn for 3 hours about Jesus. In only one year, Marshall has developed into a reliable co-laborer in the ministry of the Gospel.

The student center is a place of safety and rest...a home away from home. It is a joy for all of us to interact like family. And as in any family, everyone pitches in to help with whatever the need might be. In this case, Reny from St. Petersburg, Russia, needs a haircut, and Alexei is attempting to give his best shot at creating a work of art with Reny's hair. Two students from Macedonia and Turkey are giving suggestions of how to execute this masterpiece. In serving international students, Alexei has had to learn how to be a nurse, a bus driver, a parent to young adults and even a barber!

Alexei Jr. is sleeping on the couch at the student center. The students work so hard, and many of them work two jobs. These young people typically come from wealthy families in their countries and are not accustomed to having to work so this is a new and very tiring experience for them. This is the only place where they can come to get a home made meal and be refreshed until its time to return to work.

Every week we take the students to different places within the Smoky Mountain National Park. On this day we took them on a hike to see Laurel Falls. Most of the students are evolutionists, and these outings to the national park are great opportunities to speak about God being the Creator and the Artist of all the beauty that they see in nature.

This is Katia. Her parents are from Vietnam but relocated to Russia. She speaks fluently four languages: Vietnamese, Russian, English and German. Katia was an idol worshiper, but she began to wonder about the claims of Jesus and asked for a Bible. She began studying the Word of God and she prayed to receive Jesus into her life, although she was not baptized because she still had lots of questions. She is a very special lady, and her life was dramatically impacted by the love of Christ and the message of the Gospel.

We are excited that more churches are getting involved with the international students. The Church of Restoration hosted the international students three times this past summer, and it was not only a great experience for the students but for their church as well. Pastor Tim Dunahoo said it was the first time that many of their members had ever interacted with international students. The church members enjoyed serving and meeting the students and look forward to the possibility of hosting many more events in the future.

Here is Alexei and Tim Dunahoo, pastor of The Church of Restoration, sharing the Gospel in the conference room at Cove Creek RV Resort, where the church meets for worship and bible study.

One advantage of sponsoring an event at the RV Resort is that it offered the students an opportunity to swim in the pool, use the game room and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains. This was a great turnout of international students. Ralph Grable (in the blue Hawaiian shirt), one of the managers of the resort, was thrilled to host the international students and is already looking forward to doing it again in 2015.

Alexei and Tanya with students from Russia and Kazakhstan. Alexei and Tanya are wearing traditional hats from Kazakhstan. All the students have now returned home. The on-line church started up this past week with the Chinese and Russian students. Please pray for the ministry, the students and the Kotchan family. We want to thank you for making this outreach to international students possible. Everyone has a role that is needed to fulfill what God has commissioned us to do. Without your help, we cannot achieve the goal of making disciples of all nations. We continue to have increasing success year after year, and we give glory to God for all that has been accomplished. He was the One who changed lives; each of us was a vessel for His Spirit to flow through at the right place and right time.

If you would like to join our ministry team, please let us know how you would like to participate. Share this exciting outreach with your friends, too. A video of testimonies from the students will be released in a week or so. We'll send out another email to let you know when it will be available. You can also go to our Facebook page and click the “LIKE” button to receive current prayer requests, testimonies and other ministry related information. The link for our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/589303101132968/

Alexei and Tanya and Nations4Christ Ministry Team

www.nations4christ.org

P.S. If you are new to Nations 4 Christ, we want to extend an invitation to join with us through your prayers and financial support. You may send a financial tax-deductible gift to:

Calvary Baptist Church

c/o "Nations 4 Christ"

163 N. Jefferson Circle

Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Or if you live outside the United States please, use PayPal on our web page www.nations4christ.org/donations.html

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Greetings Everyone!

I am very excited about this 2014 season! This year we've had more students participate in the International Student Ministry than any of the previous years. I don't know how or why, but we praise God for how He is working to expand His Kingdom through this unique ministry. We're amazed at how easy it has been to reap this year's harvest of souls, and yet we're only half way into this year's summer season! There has been a noticeable increase in prayer as well as people volunteering to join this team to reach the nations for Christ. It is so rewarding to see the Body of Christ from various churches working together to make this outreach effort a global success. So far we've had internationals from 22 different countries come through the student center, and we've already had 82 students receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Thank you so much for participating in this world-wide mission endeavor. The extent of this outreach would not be possible with Alexei only and a hand full of volunteers. Because people like you are responding to the Holy Spirit's prompting, we are collectively seeing the increase of God's kingdom, and we know that the final results will be exponential.

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Last year we had a great success with reaching the Chinese students for Christ. This year God has broadened our Asian connections by introducing us to students from Thailand. It has been interesting and fun for Alexei to learn about this new culture. Initially it was a bit confusing to know whether or not the Thai young people were open to the Gospel. Because of their culture, they always are polite and attentive, but they don't always express themselves openly in public settings. However one day at the center, Alexei prayed for spiritual breakthrough so that the students would publicly acknowledge their commitment to Christ. His prayer was answered as students began to respond only to the Gospel message. The young man in this picture is named First, and he was the first Thai student to pray and receive Christ into his life.

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Here is a group of students with Alexei at one of the many sightseeing events. They happened to be at Clingman's Dome when this picture was taken. All the students really like the opportunity to socialize, make new friends and experience the beauty of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Another Thai student who has become a Christian is Paul who is standing behind Alexei. Paul and Alexei met together regularly for discipleship while he was here. When Paul had to return home, we were concerned about the coup in Thailand because his father is a high ranking military officer. We spent time praying for his family and country during this very difficult time. Paul will be participating in the online church we provide for the Asian students. We are thrilled that both First and Paul are committed to following Christ, and know that they will be used to lead others to know the Lord within their own country.

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Once a week we took the Thai students to the Asian market in Knoxville. Even though they enjoyed American food as a cultural experience, eating their native foods helped them when feeling homesick. They would not only buy packages of Thai food, but boxes full at every grocery outing!

The Chinese and Thai students interacted very well with each other, and it was a wonderful experience for us too. We are so grateful that the door has opened for us to know and love the young people from Asia.

As you can see, the church bus was stuffed with suitcases stacked up to the ceiling. The students bought gifts and souvenirs for family and friends for when they returned home. Alexei spends many hours transporting students going back and forth to the airport, church and events. We now consider every outing as "Church-on-Wheels" because many issues related to Christianity and the Bible are discussed. We also pray for the students when they express concerns in their lives during these long drives. The ministry is still in need of a smaller vehicle to transport smaller numbers of students, especially during months like September when most of the eastern European students will be returning home. Because the students come to the United States individually and not in groups, their flights are extremely varied over a period of 3-4 weeks coming to the US and going home. The fuel cost is very expensive to use Calvary Baptist Church's large van to transport a few students at a time. Please pray that God would provide a smaller, reliable vehicle for this important transportation need.

First, Paul and other students are returning to Thailand. It is a very sad day when it's time to say good-bye.

Five days a week we open the center for international students, but we've never seen the number of students like we have this year. In this picture there are young people from Thailand, Ukraine and Russia. Because of the new development in Crimea, we were concerned that there might be some tension between the Ukrainian and Russian students; however, these young people have become friends and discuss openly about the political issues facing their nations. They all agree that the problem is rooted in governmental corruption and political game playing, and is not representative of the people's viewpoint within Ukraine and Russia.

Going to a Christian church is a great experience for the students. Here are internationals from Uzbekistan, Turkey, Macedonia, Ukraine and Russia at Calvary Baptist Church. We seek every opportunity to expose the students as much as we can to committed Christians and the Gospel message.

Every Wednesday we take students that are not working to church services in Oak Ridge. For 99% of the students this is their first experience going to a Christian church. These young people are from Uzbekistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Crimea and Russia. The two girls on the far right come from the northern part of Russia, which is one of the coldest places in the world. Both girls accepted Jesus into their lives. It is so awesome to watch how well the students interact and connect with each other. None of them knew each other before coming to the student center. Now we are all bonded in a special way. It is amazing how God brings us all together from all around the world. It is like a tiny microcosm of what the future kingdom of God is going to look like...one family made of many nations.

Every Wednesday evening Calvary Baptist serves supper to the internationals. They get fed both physically and spiritually. Because this is the first time to experience a Christian worship service for many of the students, they ask lots of questions about the Gospel, the church and the Bible during the time we transport them back and forth from Oak Ridge and Pigeon Forge.

We appreciate every church fellowship that participates in the outreach of the international students. Some are involved on a daily or weekly basis. Some churches even come from out-of-state to assist at the student center for their youth mission projects. The Church of Restoration sponsored a couple of outings this past month for us. One was taking the students to see the firefly event at the Elkmont Campground in the national park. This outing was held at Cove Creek RV Resort where the students swam in the pool, played ping pong and ate a typical meal of hamburgers and hotdogs. The peaceful environment surrounded by beautiful mountains was the perfect setting to share the Good News of God's love.

Here the Turkish, Russian and Ukrainian students are playing soccer in Cove Creek's game room. During this same time, the soccer competition was happening at the World Cup Games. So many of the international students breathe soccer like Americans breathe baseball or football. Here we see Turkey competing against Russia and Ukraine. These guys are having a great time breaking from their regular work schedule.

The student center is a vital connecting point for the students. It is a safe place to hang out, make friends and do their laundry.

In this picture, the poster on the wall says "Because of God's Love we are here for you!" That is exactly what Alexei is explaining to the students, which the love of God seen in Jesus Christ. Every Tuesday we share a meal with the young people, and we also share with them the truth of God's word.

This is Veronica from Moldova and the Kotchan girls, Liza, Masha and Sonya. Our children love interacting with the international students. This is the 2nd year for Veronica to be in Pigeon Forge. Tanya stayed in touch with her throughout this past year, and when she arrived last month, it was like a family reunion!

This is our 4th of July Celebration before the firework extravaganza. This is a very unique experience for the students because Alexei gets to share about the formation USA, our Declaration of Independence and the fight our forefathers fought for freedom. The idea of true freedom is only a dream for many of the students.

We had a very large group of students celebrating the 4th of July, which included eating an All-American meal of hot dogs and chips.

This is only a small representation of those that came to the center for Independence Day. The number of students has increased to the degree that the space is getting tight in the student center, but we are so excited to have a centrally located facility that we can use to minister to the students. As you can see, there is an American flag in the background, which reminds us that the Kotchan family is on their way to becoming USA citizens! America is a country made up of many nations. We are a unique and different nation with an amazing story, and Alexei has the privilege of sharing this story with students who come from countries that propagate hatred for the United States. He has the opportunity to tell them the truth and explain that our nation's success is due to the fact it was established on Christian principles and faith in God.

Tanya and Masha are with girls from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The young lady in the yellow shirt is Camilla. She is from Uzbekistan. Tanya's father was also from this region when it was part of the USSR. Now it is an independent Muslim country. Tanya has visited there several times, and so this unusual connection has created a special bond between them as if they were like sisters.

One can see that we are having large groups of students attend church services. The success of this outreach ministry is based on internationals accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Please pray for the spiritual effectiveness of the ministry as we share the Gospel. Prayer is the most important element of this spiritual work. We don't take lightly your commitment to be involved in this way. Any involvement whether it is praying, volunteering, hosting or giving is deeply valued by our team. We are only in the middle of this 2014 season so let's believe for more souls, changed lives and baptized believers. These students are destined to become missionaries to their own countries and will help spread the Gospel throughout the world in places we cannot go.

I'm excited in my heart because of the move of God I see right before my eyes. The work is labor intensive, but it is so fulfilling. By ministering from this one location, we are sending the Good News into 22 nations that would otherwise be impossible to do due to time, distance and money. Many Muslim students are here from the former USSR. Presenting Jesus in various and creative ways is the most important thing we can do while we have the opportunity. God is bringing His future "ministry apprentices" right here to be trained and sent back to their respective countries. The field is riper than it has ever been for the spiritual harvest of souls. Join our ministry team right where you are. Together we can make an eternal difference for the kingdom of God!

Alexei and Tanya and Nations4Christ Ministry Team June 2014

www.nations4christ.org

P.S. If you are new to Nations 4 Christ, we want to extend an invitation to join with us through your prayers and financial support. You may send a financial tax-deductible gift to:

Calvary Baptist Church

c/o "Nations 4 Christ"

163 N. Jefferson Circle

Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Or if you live outside the United States please, use PayPal on our web page www.nations4christ.org/donations.html

May 2014

Greetings!

We are so excited to share with you all the new developments that have happened with the International Student Ministry, but before we do, there is some wonderful news concerning the Kotchan family. They are now permanent residents of the United States! For many years they have served in the USA with a religious visa, but now that they have their green cards, they are only one step from becoming United States citizens. We praise God for His favor, and we look forward with great expectancy for His direction in their personal lives and the expansion of the ministry for God's glory in the days ahead!

As we told you in the last newsletter, the ministry to international students began early this year, and already we are full steam ahead. This year, 100 Thai students are working in Sevier County. This is the first year that Alexei has had the opportunity to minister to the Thai students directly; it has been an exciting adventure getting to know and experience a new culture while making friends that live on the other side of the world. Last year the Chinese students explained that the Asian culture is not particularly friendly toward strangers. With that insight, God gave Alexei the directive to simply express His love to the Thai students through simple acts of kindness so that His "good news" could be experienced in a tangible way. Without fail, the Thai students have asked, "Why do you do this for us?" This has created a wide open door to explain our desire to serve them because of Christ's love within our hearts. The gospel in action inevitably leads to the explanation of the gospel. Already 8 Thai students have prayed to receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord.

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In this first picture, you can see a current picture of the Kotchan family (see how all 3 of the Kotchan girls are growing up so fast!) with their new friends from Thailand. Every Sunday, Alexei, Tanya and the girls take the students to church and then to a restaurant for lunch. Not only are the students physically hungry, but after being exposed to a Christian worship service, they are spiritually hungry to understand many of the things they experienced and heard. This time of dialogue provides a wonderful opportunity to talk about the Lord and to develop lifelong relationships with the students.

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Here is Alexei, several weeks ago, meeting Thai students during the opening day of the Student Center. Usually the center opens on May 15th, but this year we needed to change the schedule to provide a way to minister to the early arrival of the Thai students. The Thai culture and language has been an entirely new experience, but God has been faithful to give Alexei the wisdom to effectively communicate His love across all cultural barriers. 1) Communicate through practical acts of kindness. 2) Communicate my message slowly and simply. I believe this is what Jesus meant when He said, "Love your neighbor as yourself." No matter what country a person is from, every individual has the same desire to be valued and loved. This is the key to effectively working in God's harvest field.

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Alexei spends lots of hours in the van driving students to church activities and various sight-seeing events. The Thai students have been so appreciative of these opportunities, especially visiting the Asian market in Knoxville. More than any other sight-seeing activity this is the one event that they all want to go to on Wednesdays. During these long trips, we have hours to learn the students' names, develop friendships and have some in-depth discussions. These outings in the van are actually "church-on-wheels." Transportation is one of the most important tools of this ministry. We are so grateful to Calvary Baptist Church for allowing us to use their church van for our large group outings. Would you pray with us about an additional van that is smaller to be used for picking up 1-2 students at a time at the airport and bus station. This would save significantly on the gas expense and the wear-and-tear of the church van. For many years the ministry has made use of the Kotchan's personal van; however, it is approaching 200,000 miles and is not the most reliable vehicle for transporting students between Knoxville and the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. It is interesting to know that the very first Thai student that came to know Christ through this "church-on-wheels" is named First. We trust that as we continue to bring in the harvest, that God will provide ever tool necessary to accomplish His will so that countless students will also come to know Jesus as their Savior and Lord.

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This year 24 Thai students have been assigned jobs in Gatlinburg, TN. We praise the Lord for a new door of ministry to students beyond the Student Center in Pigeon Forge. Last Monday we drove all 24 students from Gatlinburg to the Social Security office in Knoxville, then to the Asian market for spices and rice and returned to Gatlinburg. Then we went to Newfound Gap for a picnic. We enjoyed spending the entire day together. It is so exciting to see God open more opportunities to share the Gospel, and that is why it is worth every bit the extra driving to take as many students as possible to the activities that are planned.

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All 24 Thai students participated on this particular day, and 4 of them gave their lives to Jesus Christ. Even though they all came from the same country, they attend various universities so they didn't know each other when they arrived in the USA. Now we are all closely networked with one another.

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Every Wednesday evening we have take the Thai students to Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, TN. These students are all practicing Buddhists or at least embrace Buddhism culturally. This was the first time that any of the Thai students have ever been in a Christian church. We first take them to the sanctuary where they are greeted by the pastor, and then he shares the the gospel message. Next we take them to eat dinner and have a time of fellowship and fun.

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Here the students are in the church corridor getting ready to drive back to Pigeon Forge. Wednesdays are always very busy days, but they are full of positive and memorable experiences for the students.

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Every Thursday we feed the students dinner at the student center. Last Thursday we had close to 40 international students, and Alexei shared his testimony and the gospel. Eight of the students indicated individually and privately their desire to become Christians. We praise God for revealing Himself through testimony and His word!

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This large group of Thai students did not know each other when they arrived in the United States. Not only do they attend various universities, but they also work in many different places in Sevier County. In just a few weeks many new friendships have been developed, and the student center is the place that makes it all possible.

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Here are some of the Thai students that attended church services at Calvary Baptist last week. We take the students to a church every week so they can be exposed to the preaching of God's word. These students are reading the Bible for the very first time in their native language.

We can't begin to imagine how God creatively accomplishes His purposes on the earth, but it doesn't take too much imagination to watch Him orchestrate the networking of students from countries from all over the world right here in the United States...even in our own backyard of Sevier County. And after they meet, they share a unique experience that will effect them for a lifetime. Some come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and return to the same countries or regions, not just as friends, but as spiritual brothers and sisters in the Lord. These relationships were forged for eternal purposes of continuing the harvest around the world. What an awesome privilege it is to be part of this global outreach and God's eternal purposes.

Would you help us get the word out about this unique ministry to international students by sharing this newsletter with your pastor, family and friends? We also invite you to share the International Student Ministry through Facebook, too. https://www.facebook.com/groups/589303101132968/ Each person that participates in this ministry is needed to help accomplish God's heart in reaching the world for Christ, and we thank God for all of you who serve and your financial gifts that make this ministry possible. As we join together to serve the Lord through this avenue of ministry, let us also unite our hearts in prayer for the following requests:

- The arrival of 100's of students from around the world during the month of May

- The receptivity of the students to the Gospel

- The Expansion of ministry opportunities

- A vehicle for transporting students to and from airport, bus stations, or any transporting of small number of students.

Alexei and Tanya and Nations4Christ Team

May 2014

P.S. If you are new to Nations 4 Christ, we want to extend an invitation to join with us through your prayers and financial support. You may send a financial tax-deductible gift to:

Calvary Baptist Church

c/o "Nations 4 Christ"

163 N. Jefferson Circle

Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Or if you live outside the United States please, use PayPal on our web page

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