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 November 2020 Update

     It is difficult to convey the assurance of God’s kingdom when the church and society are locked in the vice grips of deafening culture wars, each side in fear that this is the turning point of civilization. Yet a whisper in a whirlwind uttered by the right person...

Watkins Sept-Oct 2020 Update

Dear Friends, we pray that this update finds you well and encouraged during these uncertain times. It seems that nothing more can surprise us only to read in the morning news that one more thing has been shaken overnight. The writer of Hebrews contrasts the stability...
Watkins August 2020 Update

Watkins August 2020 Update

I often give brief updates on various individual endeavors as well as regional projects, but Iwant to take you to the field and show you what God is doing “behind the curtain.” For once,the “curtain” I speak of is not the Iron Curtain of the former Soviet Union, but...