Pastor Yuri Kuzmin Jr. was a teenager when he participated in   
the 1999 prayer walk. Since then prophetic prayer acts and       
prayer journeys like this have been a large part of his lively
ministry. Thats Yuri far left with the white conqueror's flag and
the shofar. On the bunker with him are Oleg with the flag of
redemption, Anatoli with the rainbow
covenant flag, and
Kolya holding up
the yellow healing
pennant. This year
prophetic prayer
walk's are set for
weekends so
working men can
take part in them.
                                           NEWS INDEX
~    Page 1 TEN YEAR CRIMEAN PRAYER WALK REPRISE...SOLIDIFYING KINGDOM GAINS
~   GOD'S BLESSING IN A TIME OF NEED - DEPRESSION IS GOD'S PRUNING SHEARS
~   R.O.J.'s NEW CHILDREN'S MINISTRY in BELOGORSK REGIONAL SCHOOLS!
~   CHILDREN'S CAMP ON THE RIVER... (SPONSORS AND
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)
~   Page 2 TRAVEL MIRACLES HELP US SEE THE WAY AHEAD CLEARLY
~   HELP FROM OLD FRIENDS, GREAT EXPECTATIONS REBORN AT R.O.J. SITE
~   LIGHT OF CRIMEA'S LAST FOUR CONTAINERS - DISTRIBUTION REPORTS
~   GETTING OUR DUCKS IN A ROW, ROW, ROW. BUREAUCRACY REARS ITS HEAD
~   THOUGHTS, PRAYER REQUESTS, USA TRIP COMING IN AUGUST...
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How we overcome - Rev 2:11
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GOOD IDEA!
April 2009
NEWS of CRIMEA
from your friend David G. Hallowell
Greek/Hebrew Dictionary I bumped into two often repeated Bible
words that shocked me. One was,
'Krisis' and the other was, 'Krima.'
'Krisis' in Russian means what 'crisis' does in English. Here in Crimea
the current depression is the
'krisis!' But in Biblical Greek, 'krisis'
means trial or legal investigation!
'Krima' is Russian for Crimea, but in
Biblical Greek
'krima' is, 'verdict' or 'judgment!' It seems that this crisis
is actually a test wherein our core values are brought to light, How?
Could it be by revealing our spending priorities? (1 Peter 4:17-18)

Jesus gave a word picture that helps us understand this season.
He said that Father God prunes his vines so their strength will go to
bearing more fruit. When I was a teen I spent summers pruning my
grandfather's orange trees of 'suckers.' Sucker branches never bear
oranges, but sap the strength of the tree for their own use. Suckers
are thorny (cause pain) and always grow vertically (they're proud).

Hopefully we've no sucker branches in our mission, but I took social
security retirement benefits at my earliest opportunity 3+ years ago,
not to retire, but I had been living in a widow granny's living room for
nearly ten years and really wanted a place of my own. I rented an old
apartment and made it comfortable. It was a nice change. But comfort
is really not why I am here in Crimea. God sent me here to bear fruit.
So it is time to prune.
(continued Page 2) > (GOD'S  BLESSING)
DEPRESSION = GOD'S PRUNING SHEARS!
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    In 1999 the first Crimean International
    prayer acts in the 'Turkish Wall' at
    extreme North end of Crimea. On March
    ourIn 1999 the first Crimean
    International  2009 Prophetic Prayer
    Walk 30 began the same way. Well not
    exactly the same. We still pounded a
    stake in the ground laden with Bible
    references to claim Krima for the Lord,
    but the new stake was made of steel!

    All who attended our 1999 efforts to
    hammer a wooden stake into the
    ground at the bottom of this huge ditch
    that has been Crimea's historical
    Northern line of defense will remember
    that we wound up with a broken stake
    and several splinters hammered into
    that very hard earth. Our 2009 stake of
    steel went in completely whole. We
    trust  this means that the coming revival
    is going to be penetrating, perfect and
    unbroken by any satanic counterattack.
    (continued) > PRAYER WALK, Pg 2
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The noise of a multitude in the
mountains, as of a great people; a
tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of
nations gathered together; Jehovah of
Hosts gathers an army for the battle.
 
~  Isaiah 13:4
Most of Ukraine's adolescents (84% of the boys and 69% of the girls) from 13 to 16 years of
age have tried smoking. 20% of Ukraine's teen habitual smokers smoke nearly every day.
Every 4.5 minutes a Ukrainian citizen dies because of the smoking habit. There is a draft law in
Kiev to curb the habit, but even as lawmakers deliberate, more and more children are hooked.

River of Joy engaged regional Belogorsk schools in a new way this school year. We began to
show videos and talk to the school assemblies about dangerous habits. Our video on the
dangers of smoking was a resounding success. It brought such strong reactions from the
children, we have every hope that most of them will choose not to smoke, or to quit now.

Next presentation is on the perils of alcohol consumption. We plan to follow up with videos on
showing the development of a live fetus in hopes abortion will not be an option for these
children. Sadly, presently in Ukraine the average woman has seven of them.
HELPING CHILDREN IN
BELOGORSK REGION SCHOOLS
MAKE BETTER CHOICES
Photos courtesy of Yuri Yurievich Kuzmin
CHILDREN'S CAMP
on THE RIVER
(SPONSORS NEEDED
(VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)
CAMP
JULY 20 - 29
$75 SENDS AN ORPHAN
TO CAMP!!        


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Getting ready for summer camp is always a big
deal. Please pray we find all the councilors and
cooks we need this year....or  
volunteer!
We try to do camp demographics such that half
of the campers have not yet repented and come to
Christ prior to the beginning of camp. To date this
strategy has worked well as so far as we know all
children are born again or revived by the end of
camp. The next generation may change the world...
Sponsor a child to camp or come on over and help.
ANASTASIA STEALS
MOM'S HEART
Mother Ruth asked after the girl who hugged her in
name is Anastasia (Nastia for short).
She came to Christ early last Spring during tent
evangelism in Kurckoe village. She came to the
tent, listened attentively, really repented and was
filled with the Holy Spirit. Then all Nastia wanted to
do was hang about the tent.

She was one of the poor village kids who received
a free sponsorship for camp. Nastia loved ROJ
camp. She went to the camp prayer tent to pray
every morning early. Nastia really loves the Lord.

Sadly, Nastia's step 'pa' is a mean alcoholic who
beat up her mother and put her in the hospital.
Nastia had to look after the house in her absence.
Please pray for Nastia. (She sends greetings.)
IT STARTED WITH CAMP
town to attend Church of Jesus Christ where I
worship. Adoul has made a difference. Now his
whole Roma tribe has been coming to Christ!  
Alexander (in the rear) ministers at our church's
have begun to help. Saturday 40 souls came out.

only one person among them can read. So they
encircle their reader for Bible study and prayer.  
Gypsy women usually do the bread-winning.
But now they've stopped! They will no longer tell
fortunes or cheat people to feed their families.
But...they are uneducated. What can they do for
work?
Your ideas welcome.
On the first day arriving children are greeted warmly by
camp leaders, councillors and other campers.
New friendships start to form.
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