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A report from Doug Brendel to all who support or follow our New Thing ministry in Belarus...


Oleg & Luda’s Canyon experience?



On their first-ever trip to America, our Belarusian staffers Oleg & Luda visited the Grand Canyon, hosted by faithful New Thing supporters Mike & Kim Ricker.

Oleg, a celebrated international art-photographer, was in photo-heaven.


If ever there was a reason to use Facebook, it would be to follow Oleg Yarovenko.

He takes years to develop his photo exhibitions, but he posts his “rough drafts” online, and they’re often breathtaking.


In Arizona “red rock country,” Oleg & Luda took Sedona’s famous “Pink Jeep Tour.”


Oleg may have been even more impressed with Sedona than with the Grand Canyon.


Back in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Oleg discovered the historic Choate Bridge.


We’re hugely blessed that this charming, joyful, remarkably talented photographer accompanies us all over Belarus,

offering you wonderful glimpses into the work of New Thing.


Thanks again to all who helped bring Oleg & Luda to America for this visit!

I’ll return to Belarus with them mid-month.


More photos to come!

Thanks for journeying with us!

Much love,

Doug Brendel


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