After many years of serving in Russia, Dan and Carol Pollard now serve in Ukraine where the weather can be extremely cold and the winds strong. Dan has repaired the Bible Institute in Odessa and is now working on a church building. Both of these projects include building, weatherproofing and repairing buildings in order for them to be useful to the Ukrainian Christians. He works hard to insulate the buildings so they will be more economical to heat.
He also ministers to other churches in Ukraine by preaching in their services. They love serving in Ukraine where they can always be assured of some real warm Ukrainian hospitality.
Their phone number (which will be a local call from the Salem, Oregon, calling area) is: 503-980-3549; and their e-mail address is: OdessaCarDanPol@msn.com
While the Pollard’s were on pre-field deputation they lived here in Lakeport and Dan headed up our remodeling of CLBC when we first purchased our building and property.
When the Pollard’s began their ministry in Eastern Russia, after several terms in Alaska, they were able to plant a church in Vanino and construct a church building. (See pictures posted on the missionary bulletin board.) Because of many legal issues involving a foreigner being the pastor of a church there in Russia, the Pollard’s waited in the States for permission to return, but that permission was denied. They report that the church in Vanino corresponds with them regularly, telling them that they still consider Dan their pastor and that they are praying and trying to get an invitation for them to return. Five people were baptized and joined the church in Vanino this year. According to news reports in the U.S.,
Dan says that “it has become much more difficult for churches to exist in Russia now with new laws requiring extensive accounts of activities including attendees, offerings, etc. Please keep praying for Christians in Russia, who are losing many freedoms. May God bless you richly for your part in continuing ministry in Russia and now in the Ukraine.”