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3M: Simple faith

One day while in Ouranoupolis, Greece, I saw a young boy with his net.  He was trying to catch some of the small fish swimming around in the water. It was a great picture of what may have taken place a few thousand years ago and a some miles to the south when Jesus approached […]

3M: Crucified

I am attended my organizations annual meeting in an undisclosed location (hint: Paul walked here…).  It has been a great time of reconnecting with people I don’t get to see too often.  Most days have been packed with meetings, etc, but we have also had chances to soak up some sun in the sea. Our […]

3M: How Awesome are Your Deeds

Yesterday, I preached in Korsun, a village about 40 km from my apartment.  The church isn’t very large, probably about 15-20 people, but Alexiy, the leader, and his wife, Mila, are doing a great job of trying to reach the people. The layout of Korsun makes it an extremely long drive through the village with […]

3M: Rest

This past weekend I took some rest.  It is extremely difficult to get away in country and I find it hard to take a weekend off.  But I actually did it this weekend and feel great. God told us to rest.  Genesis 2: 2-3 say, “And on the seventh day God finished his work that […]

3M: If you love me

Sunday morning, one pastor preached from Jeremiah 33:2-3 and John 14:14-16.  “Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it- the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” (Jer 33:2-3) […]

3M: A first for me

Sunday I traveled about 1 1/2 hours from Donetsk to a village named Krasnaya Polyana.  There is a small church in the village where a group of about 40-50 believers gather to worship. The bus driver didn’t have a GPS device and so we had to stop often to ask if we were heading in […]

Long time

I had a group from Second BC, Russellville, Arkansas during the first two weeks of June so I didn’t have time to post any updates.  I fully intended to post something on Monday, however, I went to pick up my dog from the sitters and found that he had been missing for 2 days.  I […]

3M: Living in the Bible belt

I grew up in Texas, where it appears there is a church on every corner (and sometimes 2 or 3!).  It was a sense of pride to have so many churches in town, and I guess it still is. Having spent many years living in Ukraine now, it is often called part of the evangelical […]

3M: Counting blessings

So, again, technically it isn’t Monday.  I spent Monday doing some work in the apartment, then had to go several places (the home repair store included).  By the time I got home, took my dog for a walk, and had a lite dinner, I was extremely tired and sore and it was still after midnight […]

3M: The Gospel, simplified

Today is Easter Monday in Ukraine and many other Slavic countries.  It is a national holiday, with many businesses and schools closed.  That is why many Evangelical churches will plan evangelical events during the day. Gethsemane Church is the largest Baptist church in Donetsk.  They have a wonderfully talented choir and they prepared an Easter […]