Ivalene and I are honored to be part of the Caleb Company team ministering in Israel October 28 through November 8, 2017.
On the trip, led by “Papa” Don Finto and Tod McDowell, we will connect with some of the Messianic ministries we know from our long-term relationship with Don and Belmont Church. We will participate in outreach with local ministries to “the least of these”.
We will also meet and minister to Holocaust survivors and tour throughout the Land with a professional guide.
This trip has more of a “strategic ministry” purpose than our usual “teaching” missions trips. We are going to serve, learn and build relationships. I’ll do some worship leading, but we are not featured content providers. (We’ll see though, the Lord always has creative and un-anticipated ways He uses us!)
Worship Discipleship Ministry in Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Hungary
Hi Friends! Here is our most recent missions report loaded with pics and details. During the month of May 2017, Ivalene and I embarked on an epic worship discipleship trip teaching and doing worship ministry in Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Hungary.
God is on the move!
We saw the Lord move powerfully through answered prayer in our times of ministry throughout the entire time we were overseas.
This trip affirmed there seems to be an on-going need need for Biblical discipleship – teaching, encouraging and impartation – in the areas of worship ministry. We were able to meet this need in our own unique way. People were hungry, receptive and appreciative. This was a great blessing!
The Holy Spirit truly helped us teach and communicate effectively. We were very encouraged by the feedback from those we were serving.
Angels were working overtime to keep us healthy and safe in travel. We faced some challenges and difficulties, but the Lord saw us through every one.
Well I’m excited to return to Eastern Europe this year with my wife Ivalene. During the month of May 2017 we will teach in Ukraine, then minister in Bulgaria, lead worship in Hungary and finish in France.
We’ll depart the USA the beginning of May and return at the end of May.
It will be a very long journey and we would be most appreciative of your prayers! You can also support our ministry financially with a tax deductible donation.
TEACHING AT UKRAINIAN EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
The next week May 8-15, we’ll lecture at UETS teaching in the Music Ministry and Theology Department. The courses I’m teaching will be Essential Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship during the day and Worship Music Composition and Songwriting Workshop in the evenings. Ivalene will teach a Children’s Worship Workshop for leadersinterested in teaching children to be worshipers.
Besides teaching, we will be there to coach, mentor, advise and encourage students and staff.
For May 2017 I‘ve been invited back to teach at UETS and a Worship Conference in Ukraine. Ivalene and I will do this trip together. We will also minister in Bulgaria, Hungary and France during that trip. Find out all about it in this post.
MISSIONS REPORT FROM MY UKRAINE 2016 TRIP
In 2016 I served teaching at the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary in Kiev, Ukraine. I taught my course Practical Theology of Worship, led songwriting workshops and a staff retreat. Our ministry also donated an acoustic-electric guitar, several books for their library, CD’s, songbooks and other music resources.
This wonderful bible college is training the next generation of young adults to be musically skilled and spiritually anointed leaders.
I’m delighted to say I’ll be venturing on my first ever ministry project to the nation of Ukraine. I’ll fly out October 25 and fly back November 4, 2016. I’m planning to be back in church at HFUMC on November 6th.
I would be most appreciative of your prayers!
I’ll be a guest lecturer at the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, teaching in their Music Ministry and Theology Department. The courses I’m teaching will be Essential Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship during the day and Worship Music Composition and Songwriting Workshop in the evenings. Besides teaching, I’ll be there to coach, mentor, advise and encourage students and staff.
Every summer since 2001 I’ve been on a short term missions trip to Eastern Europe. Wow, that’s fifteen consecutive years! Time flies when you’re having fun. And there’s nothing more rewarding than serving the Lord.