Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – December 2017 Update

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Mike & Myra Watkins |

Who knew that Dr. Seuss would whet the appetite of the next generation for missions with this famous title, and the seeming randomness of possibilities is surprising even for me as God sovereignly opens new doors. Such is the case for my recent ministry trip with pastor Oleh Savchak to Torrevieja, Spain where we ministered at the anniversary conference of a church started there three years ago. A Slavic church no less! As an American, I grew up...

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Greetings from Lviv, Ukraine!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Igor & Elina Ivanishin |

Greetings from Lviv, Ukraine,   I trust you are doing well.  Our fall has been so busy that I got around to writing about the summer only now. Here is a PDF version of the newsletter (nicer and printable).   Baptisms My phone rang close to midnight. On the other end was Sofia’s excited voice: My mother changed her mind and said I can be baptized tomorrow! She even asked me to make sure and record it on video! Sofia was determined to get...

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Get Back: October 2017 Update

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Mike & Myra Watkins, Our Missionaries |

The Beatles sang “Get back to where you once belonged”, and in a theological sense that is what the gospel is saying. It can also mean a few other things about life. We just “got back” to Europe from a trip to the US, and this is a continuation of our move last year to “get back” to the European field that God has called us to. But even within a mission, we need to “get back” to some core things. In Rev. 2:2-7 Jesus tells the church to get back...

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Ethiopia Update

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Eddie Evans |

Greetings dear friends! I hope that each of you is doing well in the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Summer has ended, the rains are ending and our students are returning to school. By God’s grace, it has been a fruitful and productive summer! Some highlights include: -Our first cross-cultural youth missions training: We have a vision to see many young Ethiopians equipped, empowered and sent to the nations with the gospel of...

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Generations: September 2017 Update

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Mike & Myra Watkins |

We are often asked what is the most difficult thing about the mission field, and many might assume that the work itself is difficult. But all of God’s people, wherever they are, have a grace to do what they do and we consider the mission that God has given us a great joy. Last year we relocated to Krakow, Poland and began new projects in Romania and Albania. Yet the most difficult thing for us is to be away from our daughters, Abigail and...

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Missing Pieces – July 2017 Update

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Mike & Myra Watkins |

It has been exactly two years since Romania appeared on our radar screen, and I write this update from Timisoara, Romania where we are on a scouting trip this week for a new church plant to reach students on the university campus. The revolution that freed Romania from communist rule in 1989 began here, and after 28 years of change, the next generation is finally getting on its feet. However, something remains missing as young people grope for...

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