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...

Watkins January 2021 Update

    The “midnight hour” conjures up many thoughts. It could denote the final moments before dreaded doom or the most diffcult moments before a miraculous breakthrough. Just yesterday, it meant that I preached in the Lviv, Ukraine church service, which was 11 am their...

Watkins December 2020 Update

     I rarely repeat a theme in our updates, but this theme has been thrust upon us. I sent our last newsletter just after my stepfather, George Moore, passed away, and this update comes on the heels of my sister’s passing. Her name was Tammie Joyner, and she suffered...