Watkins January 2022 Update

Watkins January 2022 Update

I posted a list of New Year’s resolutions a few years ago that received some positive feedback, so I will share them again: Jesus’ New Year’s Resolutions1. To continue to visit Matthew’s house, across political boundaries, and give hope to those who need it.2. To talk...
Watkins January 2022 Update

Watkins December 2021 Update

We cannot perpetually stay at home during the rainy season; that is why we have umbrellas and wet-weather gear. We adapt by protecting ourselves from our environment. Neither can we perpetually put off life and living for a more opportune time during the pandemic, nor...
Watkins September 2021 Update

Watkins September 2021 Update

Like many of you, we were finally able to pull off a successful family vacation this summer after a difficult season that has affected us all. Additionally, as missionaries with adult daughters, we do not often find ourselves on the same continent! We were thankful to...
Watkins May 2021 Update

Watkins May 2021 Update

The last month has brought a renewal of joy in one area, and we pray that you are experiencing your version of the same. Namely, we are attending in-person services again, spending time with friends, and I preached at two in-person church services. Online fatigue and...
Watkins April 2021 Update

Watkins April 2021 Update

      I am thankful that Easter comes at springtime after the cold gray of winter. But the winter of Covid has overshadowed a year of seasons, robbing us of friends and loved ones, keeping friendships at a painful distance, and dampening the sowing and reaping of all...

Watkins March 2021 Update

One of the most challenging kingdom endeavors is starting a new work from scratch, and I often encounter a blank stare when I explain the missionary preparation for a non-English-speaking country. In all fairness, preparing and sending someone might be no more...