Huge Crowd but a Small World

prayer-breakfastAs Ellen and I were winding our way through thousands of people at this morning's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, I heard someone call my name.

I was confused because the man's accent was clearly Russian, but his name tag said he was from Illinois. As I was searching in all the wrong mental files, he graciously introduced himself as Viktor Kuzmenko and said he recognized me from our DVD series Raise Up a Child that had been voiced over into Russian.

He went on to share that he had helped build our ministry in Ukraine years ago and now serves with Peter Deyneka's Russian Ministries headquartered in Wheaton, IL. He is good friends with our Regional Director, Yuri Shelestun, who lives in Kiev.

I was even more surprised when he told me he was praying for my visit to Ukraine two months from now for the Russian language launch of Crucible, our new live event and DVD series on the life of David.

After exchanging hugs and business cards, Ellen and I walked away shaking our heads at the divine appointment we had just experienced. What a reminder that even in the midst of a huge crowd, we really do live in a very small world.

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