Good and Evil
In addition to the stream of requests for Good and Evil that we are receiving as a result of CMO, we were recently inundated with additional requests. Over the course of 7 hours, we received 122 requests via our website for the Good and Evil book from all over Ukraine. I am still not sure what caused the flurry of activity, in the past, similar episodes have been caused by someone sharing a link to our website on a blog or forum, but this time I was not able to track down the cause. Unfortunately, we actually had to shut down the form on the website because we were fast running out of Good and Evil books.
Speaking of which, one of our projects for the next year is to produce a new edition of Good and Evil in Ukrainian. The older version has some problems that we would like to clean up in next edition, and we would also like to explore the option of printing Good and Evil in color, as opposed to the current black-and-white.
Last month, I reported that Bible First is being translated into Spanish (and French). Today (September 17th) is the second-to-last day of Expolit, which is a huge conference for Christian Spanish literature, and the ministry that is currently selling our Bible First books is promoting a sample of the new Spanish translation alongside their other Spanish materials. We are praying that God would open doors for our course there at Expolit.
At long last, the Beals have finally sold their home in Ukraine! (Or more precisely, they have a rent-to own agreement set up.) The closing happened the day before Jessie returned to the States, so he was able to wrap things up just in the nick of time. Their belongings are currently in a container that is scheduled to arrive in New York today, so I’m sure Jessie would appreciate your prayers for getting it through customs, as well as for his upcoming back surgery.
Regarding the search for a new apartment, not a whole lot has happened on that front. (It didn’t help much that our realtor has been on vacation.) We have looked at one apartment, but it did not fit our needs. If things don’t speed up soon, we may have to refine our criteria a bit.