August 1st, 2016 News No Comments

Thank you all for your fervent prayers on our behalf. Since sending out the update requesting prayer for rain, we have had 3 rain showers and enough wind to greatly clear up the air in and around Vanavara. It has been great to be able to again enjoy the fresh air and for the kids […]

July 23rd, 2016 News 7 Comments

This short update is to ask everyone to hold a special season of prayer for rain in Siberia, and specifically in the Krasnoyarsk Krai (province). Wildfires are burning throughout the taiga (Siberian forests), and the smoke from these fires has blanketed the region for many days now. While fires in the taiga are not uncommon […]

March 3rd, 2016 News 4 Comments

Just a quick update to let everyone know that our planned moving date has been pushed back a week due to the truck driver’s schedule. Our currently planned moving date is now March 10, 2016. Our truck driver has promised to be here late on the 8th, and we plan to load the truck on […]

December 6th, 2015 News No Comments

As the Lord has blessed, we have been able to purchase all of our needed building materials to remodel both our apartment and the Dean’s apartment. One of the deacons in the church graciously allowed us to rent his garage to store our materials until the time comes to transport it on the winter road…and […]

October 5th, 2015 News No Comments

It’s amazing how much we take for granted God’s hand of protection until something dramatic happens. Such was the case on Friday as our coworker, Bro. Dean, was involved in a crash while transporting a roll of electrical wire from Shila to Krasnoyarsk. God’s hand of protection was evident as he walked away with just […]

September 1st, 2015 News No Comments

Things continue to move forward as we make plans for our future ministry in Vanavara. Bro. Dean, Oganes (from Atamanovo) and I have purchased tickets to make another trip up to Vanavara, leaving on Monday, September 7. This time, we will be up there for an entire week for the specific purpose of finding housing […]

June 14th, 2015 News 4 Comments

Crammed in the midst of our 5 weeks of VBS outreaches, is a trip up to Vanavara to try to purchase land for our future homes and ministry. Bro. Dean, myself and Oganes (from Atamanovo) will be flying up tomorrow, June 15 for the sole purpose of finding suitable properties on which to build. Our […]

June 9th, 2015 News No Comments

Summertime here in Siberia brings warm (sometimes hot) weather, long hours of daylight and more people outdoors. Children are out of school, the playgrounds are bustling, everyone is looking forward to vacations and traveling, and it is a ripe time for some outreach ministries.  As in years past, we will be holding four consecutive weeks […]

May 28th, 2015 News 3 Comments

After several long flights with smooth connections and transfers, we made it back to Krasnoyarsk safe and sound. It has been exactly one week since we touched down back in Siberia and the week has been filled with adjusting back to the time zone, setting up house again, and renewing acquaintances with many in the […]

May 19th, 2015 News No Comments

It’s hard to believe that furlough is done. Today (Tuesday) is the day we fly back to Russia to begin the transition to a new ministry in Vanavara.  We fly out of Chicago O’Hare at 4:20pm  Chicago time (5:20pm EDT) and will be arriving at 5:10am Thursday morning Krasnoyarsk time (4:10pm Wednesday EDT).  We would […]