There was a car accident took place in Estonia which took away 3 brothers lives. They were all from the church in Riga and fully partook the GMR.( Gospel move in Russian speaking world).
The car accident happened on the 11th of Feb. at around 8 PM. Three brothers, Sergei Sinyakov, Victor Korenchenko, and Victor Dovgaulok , and one sister, Sovieta Dovgaulok were together on the way from Tallinn back to Riga after they finished visiting the 15 new ones whom they gained during the past month¡¯s laboring in the GMR 2007. Because of the icy road, they lost the control of the car and got into a car accident in the place not too far from Tallinn Estonia. This car accident killed 3 brothers and caused sister Sovieta injured on several bones without damaging the vital organs.
The churches had very quick response. Much prayers were released for the church in Riga and the victims¡¯ relatives and the recovery of the survived sister.
The Lord led us to have two glorious memorial meetings on the past Sat. and Lord¡¯s day, 17th and 18th of Feb. 2007., which not only healed the church in Riga, the families of those who lost their beloved, but also uplifted all the attendees to the realm of resurrection and the reality of the Body of Christ.
There were about 200 saints attending the meeting, including all the families who lost their husbands and son. 15 saints from Russia, 20 from Lithuania, 1 from USA, 3 from Tallinn, including two fruits of the brothers who paid the price of life to labor there.
In the beginning of the meeting, several coworker brothers shared concerning the meaning of 3 saints¡¯ lives and passing away, which is so precious in the eyes of God. They lived for the Body of Christ, totally joined themselves with the move of the Body, and lost their soul lives for the sake of gospel of the kingdom. Their labor in the Lord is not in vain; rather, their living for the Lord and losing of soul life for the gospel made them overcomers. They are not dead, they are sleeping in the Lord; and the seed of life, which is the word of God they sowed, as well as the pattern of living they left for others are still growing and multiplying. They are the glory of the church in Riga even the glory of the Body. Although their relatives suffer a lot and even asked why, but all things work together for the good to those who love God. The entire Body stands with them and feels the pain, and the Lord through His church locally and universally will be the husband of the widows and the father of the orphans. Seeing one by one the Lord took away many precious brothers, we should know that the time of the Lord¡¯s coming is close. We should prepare ourselves ready by following these three brothers¡¯ patterns.
Then there were many touching testimonies given by the saints who know these 3 brothers¡¯ living and laboring.
Sister Renata is the wife of brother Victor Korenchenkov who was taken away by the Lord in this car accident. Before that, Victor spent 4 weeks in Tallinn to labor with coworkers in Jan.2,007. She has 3 children; the oldest is 8, the youngest is 2. Before her sharing, one older saint stood up to question why the Lord would let this happen and let her take care of 3 children alone. She said she believed that it is because God wants to gain them as overcomers. She said, ¡°Victor was a man of consecration. He had several stages in his consecration. From the time of a single brother, he consecrated his marriage to the Lord. He wanted his family not just for him, but for the Body. Then, he consecrated to go to full time training. After the training, the Lord led him to get a job, but his heart was always like a full timer¡¯s. He always wanted to serve the Lord. This time he labored in Tallinn, and was full of burden for Tallinn. He said he wanted to migrate to Tallinn, he could not go on working ignoring the need of God any more.¡± She said she was willing to take a job to support him so that he could go to labor in Tallinn as a full timer. She also said ¡°Although, now he is not with us, but I do believe that the Lord would take care of our children, and I have no doubt about it, and please you also won¡¯t doubt about our God, I believe that God will give them best care, and one day they all will be like Victor. I know actually the Lord did this for our experiencing of Him, to deepen our relationship with Him, all things are just shadows, husband and children are all temporal and shadows, only Christ is the reality, He is my real husband, and the Body remains forever. ¡±
Sister Zhana is the wife of Sergei Sinyakov who was taken away by the Lord in this car accident. She has 4 children. The oldest is 16 and the youngest is 3. She said: ¡°Sergei and I entered the church life in Riga since 1996. Since then, he never missed any table meting, prayer meeting, Sat. brothers¡¯ meeting. Some times he came back home very late for the brothers¡¯ fellowship , sometimes he could not sleep after he was told to share a message for next day¡¯s conference or training. Although he was so tired due to the whole day¡¯s, even whole week¡¯s work, but he would keep studying the truth and fellowshipping with the Lord till he got clear leading from the Lord for the next message¡¦.I do believe that he is a overcomer now. I want to give thanks to God for all that He did, and to you for all you did for us, so that we had such a wonderful church life, I want to give special thank to Nadia, who lost her son in this accident, for her supporting and taking care of us. I feel that although I lost my husband, I gained the reality of the Body of Christ. Brothers and sisters, they are overcomers, for they lost their soul life for the sake of gospel. Today we have the best chance to become overcomers, The Lord needs the overcomers to end this age. We should all answer the call of the Lord, let us be the overcomers.¡±
Brother Volodyia Dovgalyuk, who is the husband of the sister Sovita, who is the only survived person, she got bone fractured in several bones. He testified for Sergei Sinyakov, who was his work partner as a manager in his company. He said, ¡°I saw sometime after the seminars how he was tired.
But he kept his burden and he said one time, ¡®You don¡¯t know how we enjoyed the New Jerusalem, we became people who are crazy for the Lord¡¯ I asked him about the need of the company, he just said: ¡® I have to go to Tallinn for the gospel move, I have to go, we live for this.¡¯ I said : ¡®I agree, you go!, please call my wife to go also, she also has strong burden to go to Tallinn¡¦¡¯ I do believe that even if they could have known that they would be killed by car accident, they would still go. They are ready to be overcomers, I believe actually they are not dead, they were raptured¡±
One sister testified for Victor Dovgalyuk, who was taken away by the Lord in this accident when he was on his 20 years old birthday. ¡°Victor was the one who was responsible to send all the invitation letters to the Baltic¡¯s countries. He was so burdened to the gospel move, so every weekend he would go for there for continuous 4 weeks. He always asked if there is anything he do to help, his heart is always ready to help the Lord¡¯s move as well as the church affairs. He was so young but so burdened seriously for God¡¯s interest.¡± One young man, who was gained two weeks ago by the brothers in Tallinn, also testified for Victor: ¡°Last Sat. Victor told me that next day will be his 20 years old birthday, but he would be in gospel move. I was surprised to see him not taking care of his big day.¡±
One young brother stood up to declare that the pattern of these has impressed him so much that he also wants to give himself to the Lord to live and to die for His economy.
Brother Ivan Dovgalyuk, who lost his son Victor Dovgalyuk in this accident, stood up to consecrate himself and family again and ended with a strong praise to the Lord.
At last all the saints sang the hymn ¡°We are called by God for His divine economy¡±, all the saints were bought into the resurrection and re- consecration.
The second day after the Lord¡¯s Table meeting, more saints stood up to share as continuation of previous day¡¯s memorial meeting. One brother shared that now we are still in the time when we see everything as in the mirror obscurely, but one day we will see face to face. Now the Lord used this, besides all the revelations in the Lord¡¯s recovery, to lead all of us to touch the reality of Body of Christ. We feel so spontaneous to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those weep. The Lord told Peter that if any one who follows Him with forsaking his house, property, father mother ¡¦in this age, he will have 100 times of those. The Lord would use His church to fulfill this promise.
Now the saints in the church in Riga are fathers, of those children who lost their fathers. The dear saints in Riga need to pick up the burden to take care of them practically, the saints in entire Body of Christ should pick up the burden to take care of these families because these brothers gave themselves not to their own move, nor move of their local church, but the move of entire Body of Christ.
One brothers testified that from this situation he saw the Lord has used these brothers firstly to gain His golden lampstand and more overcomers and to lead more people to touch the reality of the Body of Christ, which is his coming back!
All the saints who came to comfort the families could testify that they were comforted, washed , encouraged and uplifted by the shining testimonies of the passed brothers which were given by their wives from their genuine experience of resurrection life of Christ. From them we all saw that Christ did turn death into life.