A Weekend with Ukrainian 
in Portland, Oregon  
August 27-29, 1999

From Friday through Sunday, August 17-29th Beverly and I went down to Portland, Oregon while attending the Council of Elders' conference in Seattle. For services we went to the Ukrainian Sabbatarian church where Mark Shtefanio pastors. We were hospitably received by our brothers and sisters in the Faith. Both Howard Davis and I gave messages.

In the afternoon we attended the United Church of God services in Portland where nearly 250 brethren met. It was so good good to see so many brethren at one time. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wilson treated us hospitably in their home and all the area elders got together at their home in southeast Portland on Saturday night.

On Sunday we had brunch at the home of Daniel and Galina Shtefanio and later in the afternoon went to the home of Kolya Hantiuk who is the pastor of the other Ukrainian Sabbatarian congregation. His congregation has 400 in attendance of which 250 are children. Last year more than 50 children were born in the church.

Below are some photos from our wonderful weekend.

Heavenly children's chorus

The elder Shtefanio honoring
the children

Pastor Mark Shtefanio preaches:
In the Preaching of the Gospel of the 
Kingdom, we are UNITED

Howard Davis delivers message with 
Pastor Mark Shtefanio translating 
into Ukrainian 

Special Music

Daniel and Galina Shtefanio 
with sons Mark and Reuben 

George and Beverly August of 
Long Beach, California (left) with 
Ivan Yurishko


Dinner with Sabbatarians

Sergey Yakovlev

 Roy Holladay, Les McCullough and 
Ivan Yurishko 

Reuben Shtefanio sings for us

Around the keyboard 

Many many children

Pastor Mark with wife Nadia Shtefanio 

Pastor Kolya Hantiuk

 David Klassen

Vladimir Churchenko

Nikolay Shmigel 

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