Brothers and sisters, as co-workers with Christ, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For He says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you” (Isaiah 49:8). Behold, now is the acceptable time, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger, by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God, with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left, in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true. We are treated as unknown, and yet are well known. We are treated as dying, and behold - we are alive. We are treated as punished, and yet not killed. We are treated as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing. We are treated as poor, yet making many rich. We are teated as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
Father Aleksey - your friendly Singac priest