From Death to Life

The church building I am serving is over 100 years old and was once owned by a Jewish man who fled Poland in WW2. The Nazis and the Ukrainians and local Polish people who collaborated with the Nazis during the war, took over the building. They knocked a hole in the wall, where the staircase … Read more

Escape from Mariupol

The following is a conversation I had with two women who just arrived in Poland from Mariupol, Ukraine.  The conversation was conducted with the assistance of a translator.  My question was simple, what have the last two or three weeks been like for you and your family? This is their story. Tonya and Sverta’s Story … Read more

hrubieszow, Poland

Hrubieszow, located on Poland’s national roadway 74, is 4 to 5 km from the Ukrainian border and the home of Kościół Ewangelicznych Chrześcijan. This EFCA church is at one of the epicenters of the Ukrainian refugee crisis. The church is small and has had to deal with much during the last 2 years including the … Read more

Arrived in Poland

I landed in Krakow last evening and I am staying at a local hotel tonight.  Tomorrow, I will drive to the border of Poland and Ukraine to a town named Hrubieszow (red pin on the diagram below).  It is just north of Lviv, Ukraine and about 4 hours east of Krakow and 3 hours south … Read more

Lake Charles, LA – When Storms Come

Two Storms Lake Charles, LA is approximately 30 miles from Cameron Parish where Hurricane Laura made landfall on August 27, 2020.  Laura had 150 mph winds when it struck, devastating Cameron Parish.  The winds remained around 130 mph when the storm struck Lake Charles. A little over six weeks later on October 11, Hurricane Delta hit … Read more

And then came Delta….

Just six weeks after Hurricane Laura devastated the Lake Charles, LA area Hurricane Delta made landfall in almost the same place with almost 100 mph winds and torrential rainfall…. Hurricane Laura had devastated the area. After six weeks some progress was beginning to take place and some buildings and homes were beginning to be repaired. … Read more

Out of the Ashes – Beirut Blast

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Photos and videos of the Beirut blast reveal the complete desolation of portions of the city. Over 100 lives have been lost. Thousands have been injured and many more displaced. ReachGlobal MENA (Middle East & North Africa) missionaries serve in the region and have partners in Beirut—including the Free Church of Lebanon—who have seen the impact of the … Read more

Worship and Ministry After the Lockdown Ends

What happens when the stay at home orders or lockdowns in your country or area end? What restrictions will be in required for churches to return to in-person worship services, small groups, and other meetings? This post outlines an illustrative set of restrictions in line with guidelines published by or being discussed by the US … Read more

Moving Towards the New Normal – What Happens When Your Lockdown Ends?

While governments around the world are still fighting COVID-19 and many regions have not yet reached the apex of the virus, it is time to think about what comes next.  The goal is for each country is to start moving back towards its pre-virus state as soon as possible.  How close an individual country will … Read more