Missionaries are the true heroes of today - men, women and children who have surrendered all and determined to fulfill the Great Commission by carrying the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the farthest corners of the globe.

(DISCLAIMER: I am a member of an Independent, Fundamental KJV-preaching, soul-winning Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. However, this blog is my own creation and is not a ministry of Bethany Baptist Church. Missionaries featured in this space may or may not be supported by my church. Inclusion in this list does not imply any affiliation with Bethany Baptist Church, nor does it offer any extra "in" for a missionary to present his work at our church. Inviting a missionary to our church is not my decision, but my Pastor's. I'm sorry to have to include this, but don't want to have any misunderstandings to come out of what is intended to be a blessing.)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A return trip to Ukraine

Way back when God opened the door for me to start blogging about missionary bloggers, I introduced you to Jolene Sloan, a sweet lady who blogs from her field of Simferopol, Ukraine.

So far, God has brought me an incredible 25 missionary blogs and we're just getting started!! Today, we head back to Ukraine for Blog No. 26! Not only are we headed back to the same country, we're going to the same city! And, not only are we going to the same city, we're even going to the same church to meet our newest missionary!!

I am so excited to direct you to "Judy's Ukrainian Journal," the blogging home of Judy Van Zant, veteran missionary to Simferopol, Ukraine. You can find it on my blog list at right, or here: http://judys-ukrainian-journal.blogspot.com/.

Mrs. Judy and her husband, Bob Van Zant, have been serving the deaf in Simferopol for the past 15 years. They started in May 1996 with the deaf church. Within two years they added a hearing church and they haven't looked back. Simferopol Baptist Church has become an established and dynamic church.

While the family has been in Ukraine for a long time, Mrs. Judy is new to blogging. In fact, as of today she has only had three posts, so you can very easily catch up and be there for every posting from now on!

You can see in her posts that Mrs. Judy has a great love for her people and a great burden to see the people of Simferopol reached with the Gospel.

Please be in special prayer for the missionaries who serve in Ukraine, as so many have been forced out of the country due to changes in visa laws there. We know God is in control and that He has a plan for everything, so please pray with the Van Zant's that He will raise up an army of Ukrainians to lead God's churches in their country.

I would greatly encourage you to stop by and join Mrs. Judy's Journey. There is a place on the "contact" page to sign up for email updates, so be sure to do that and you'll know every time she posts something.

As always, when it comes to missions, we need to pray more, give more and, if God should call you to go, then go farther than ever for the cause of Missions.

In Christ,

Bro. Garry

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