Greetings friends! I just wanted to thank you all for your prayers and support during my recent trip to Russia and Ukraine! I had a tremendous time and was very blessed and challenged by the people I met! I now have actual first hand stories to be able to tell people about our brothers and sisters in the former Soviet Union. And just for your interest sake, here are a couple of touristy photos of me! The first is me in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. The other is me in front of the Black Sea in Odessa!
Please be in prayer for me as I depart for Russia and the Ukraine this Wednesday (September 17) and will be returning on October 3. This is my first trip as part of the Slavic Gospel Association and trust that this will be an eye-opening time for me. While the above picture shows the touristy side of Moscow, I will be traveling in the rural communities meeting people serving in churches as pastors and ministry leaders in far less touristy settings. Pray for our brothers and sisters in the Commonwealth of Independent States that the Lord would bless them in their ministry. Pray that I would grow and be challenged in my own faith and excited to share the stories of what God is doing in this spiritually hungry place!