The earlier portion of the 2nd day we spent going to the library in Minsk to learn about the history of the first Bible that was translated in Belarus near the time of Martin Luther. The country had what was known as a period of time as the golden years where things were prosperous and receptive to the Bible.
After visiting the library, we also went to a location known as “the pit”. At this location approximately 5000 Jews were murdered during the World War II era under the control of Adolf Hitler. I prayed for the ground to be cleansed and healed and all curses removed as a result of the atrocities that had taken place where we were standing. There was a very strong sense of heaviness I felt standing on the ground but I am believing for healing and for the ground to be consecrated by the power of Christ.
Later on, in the day we were given the opportunity to visit a local high school in Minsk Belarus. My wife Michelle and I along with Lee Williams spoke to 11th graders about American culture.
While speaking to them about America and Belarus and the differences between the two countries, we were allowed to share highlights of our faith in Christ. We were all shocked when the teacher began to ask us questions about the differences between orthodox churches and protestant churches which gave us an opportunity to share more about our faith in Christ.
The biggest shock came at the end when the teacher turned to us and said would you pray for our children for their futures and for our country. So, Lee and myself were able to voice a prayer over the teacher and the children in the classroom. The teacher was so moved by our being there that she contacted her daughter who is also a teacher in Minsk Belarus and we are going to go and speak to her class today and hopefully get to do the same thing we did yesterday. Please Pray that SEEDS and LEGACY gets planted in this generation of Minsk students.