Dear friends,

Let me tell you about the work of our Center in February. 

In February, 31 counseling sessions  were conducted. The majority of the sessions were follow-ups. The new clients applied after coming to know us through the website or upon the recommendation of their acquaintances. 

I would like to tell you about a client who periodically comes for counseling in our Center. Sofia (the name has been changed for confidentiality reasons) is 34.  She is married and has a daughter.  She applied to us because of panic attacks and fears.  Her relationship with her husband and daughter were problematic.  She wasn’t satisfied with her life.  She didn’t have enough education and had to work as a cleaner.  She didn’t know how to live further on.  Sofia has taken several courses of individual counseling and training sessions. For now Sofia feels much better.  She has become calmer, more self-confident.  Her relationship with her husband and daughter have become better.  She has entered an economy department of the university and got a job of a cashier in a bank.  Sofia has got interested in the spiritual life and started to come to the Presbyterian church. Please pray for Sofia and the rest of our clients whose lives have been changing as we have been ministering to them.

We continue working with orphans and children from dysfunctional families. It is nice to see them smiling when our counselors come. We help them to see this life from a different point of view: we hope they will come to know God and believe that there is not only cruelty and lie in this world but also kindness and love. Please pray for these children.

 In February,  a remarkable couple, Gary and Susan Bauer, came to Odessa.  They made a film about our ministry.  Now the film is going to be released.  Some materials can be seen on our website as well as in Facebook (http://familycounseling-odessa.org/http://www.facebook.com/groups/343449999022260/).

 You probably know that our ministry is in a crisis situation because of financial problems.  Please pray for us to be able to continue our work. 

 May God bless you.

 Love in Christ, 

 Lena Kolker

Coordinator, Odessa Springs Psychological Counseling Center

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