UKRAINIAN BAPTIST HERITAGE CENTRE

BOOKLET - THE LAST WORD OF MY MOTHER

THE LAST WORD OF MY MOTHER

BY REV. STEFAN TYMCIW

1986.   83 pages with pictures

While I was enrolled at Winnipeg Bible College for my first semester, January - April 1986, my father was busy working on this booklet which he put together by compiling many articles he wrote over the years for Ukrainian Baptist publications.  This booket was also prepared in celebration of his 65th birthday, which was to occur later that year.

When I returned that summer, I was able to help him copy and assemble a few hundred copies of this booklet, on a new photocopier which I purchased that summer.

In this booklet, which is all in Ukrainian, are many articles, including one chapter dedicated to his mother.  In another one of the chapters, he writes about  how he became a Christian on his 26th birthday, November 4th, 1947, when Rev. Stephen Nischik shared Romans chapter 10 with him, while he was visiting him in Seedorf, Germany.

Dad also writes a chapter in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Christian Herald [ official publication of the Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Convention of Canada] and another chapter in celebration the 50th anniversary of The Messenger of Truth [ official publication of The Ukrainian Bible and Missionary Society, USA].  As a new Christian, Dad treasured each issue which he received from Canada and the USA during 1947-1962, while he was in Germany,and read each issue several times, cover to cover.  For him, learning from the pioneers of our Ukrainian Baptist work was a great privilege.  It was an exciting day for him when he came to Canada and met many of the writers that so greatly impacted him while he was in Germany. These special days were celebrated with a picture, to mark the special occasion.

I'm thankful that Dad took the time to do this nearly 25 years ago, so that our family would have his spiritual heritage documented.  In this upcoming year, 2011,  I hope to have this booklet translated into the English language, so that all of the members of our family, and others as well,  might be able to read it in English.   

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