Watkins January 2020 Update

This newsletter doesn’t begin with a clever title like “20/20 vision for 2020,” which I hope you appreciate, but we do hope you had a blessed Christmas with loved ones and that God warmed your hearts with renewed faith, hope, and love. We enjoyed a wonderful visit...

Watkins December 2019 Update

An interesting thing happens after studying a language – in my case, Russian – for over 30 years. You can actually read it! I was surprised on our recent second trip to Tbilisi, Georgia that I was able to read a text in Old Church Slavonic which is like Gothic Middle...

November 2019 Freedom Church Update

Dear Gir, God is moving the lives of college students! Over 10 students and volunteers recently returned from our annual Fall retreat. This as an extraordinary time of worshiping God, building relationships, growing in discipleship, and having fun. Many of these...

Watkins November 2019 Update

This month marks the 30th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and today marks the National Independence Day of Poland, but these times of remembrance deserve some explanation. You see, the Berlin Wall didn’t actually “fall.” The wall was torn down by those...
Watkins October 2019 Update

Watkins October 2019 Update

We skipped our September update because we were in transit back to Poland, so we have much to report in our October update. As I I write this, we are on the train from Ukraine to Poland after a very significant ministry week in L’viv and Ternopil. Myra and I...
Our Mission in Santa Monica 2019

Our Mission in Santa Monica 2019

Greeting Friend! “Can I go to church with you even though I am not a Christian?” Chen’s question was sweet and honest. She is still a teen and it is her first time outside of her home country. She had applied for a visa three times in order to study in the states and...