Today is the start of a 17 day trip into Armenia and then eastern Russia (Ural Mountains). I will be a week in each nation. I will be ministering in a number of cities in Armenia – Yerevan, the capital and Mount Ararat being the main two. Last year about this time I spent a week in these two cities ministering. This trip the mother church in Yerevan will be sending me out to at least three other daughter churches they have planted where I will be ministering to the leaders and the people for a day each. Armenia is a great nation with an interesting past and I am looking forward to being there. I also work with Armenians in the city of Moscow, Russia – including during my last trip into Moscow in February of this year.
My trip takes me from Regina to Toronto (three hour wait) and then to Vienna, Austria (14 hour wait) and then into Yerevan. Armenia. I will arrive there at 3:20a Wednesday morning and begin working at 9:00a that day. There is an eight hour time difference between central Canada and Armenia. Armenia is just above Turkey (see the map) and connected closely with events that are currently happening in the Middle East. Armenians are spread through the Middle East, Europe and Eastern Europe as jobs are scarce in the nation and so many leave to find work elsewhere – sending money home when possible.
Please be praying for safe travel, all fights to connect, good weather, favour with customs and security, and good health. Pray for my two main hosts in Armenia – Samvel (apostle-in-training and pastoring) and Rafi (apostle and pastoring). And, that I may have opportunity to share Jesus with fellow travellers as well as when in these two nations over the next two weeks.
As always – your participation and partnership in this apostolic trip are greatly appreciated.