The kids and I put Miki on a train to Moscow yesterday afternoon, where she’ll be leading a prayer retreat for a Russian United Methodist congregation from that region.
Even with the current tensions involving Russia and Ukraine, we felt strongly in our prayers and reflection that it was vital for her to go and serve these brothers and sisters who so desperately want healing and wholeness through a deeper prayer life with our Lord and Savior.
Miki returns to Estonia early next week, and then two days later I depart for three weeks of travel in the US – updating many of you in person about our efforts in Russia and Europe and hopefully bringing in new partners to help us press forward in this necessary work.
I’ll admit that I’m nervous these days. It will be hard to leave my young family for so long. I ask for your prayers for safety, travel mercies, rest and peace for me, Miki and the kids over this next month.
I also ask for your help. If you know of people who may be interested in supporting our work, please let me know and I will work to connect with them during my traveling.
At this moment, it looks like we’re about $1,400 short in monthly giving, and I’m praying that I can connect with enough new supporters to help bring us back to a healthy account balance.
Please keep us in your prayers during this time. I hope to see you during my visit!
Blessings to you and yours,