We were in Masiv today, not far from Yerevan, visiting a new-to-us church that invited Pastor Joseph to speak there after their pastor heard about our ministry. There was an 11:00 a.m. service that was somewhat similar to our style of worship back home, and then another one at 2:00 p.m. that was more youth-oriented.

At both gatherings, we enjoyed the time of singing, led by a talented group of young musicians and singers, and then Pastor Joseph preached on Running the Race (based on 2 Timothy 4:7-8). After the second service, the youth were invited to pray out loud and several of them participated. The last person who prayed was a blind gentleman who moved us to tears when he praised God for opening his spiritual eyes. What faith! Just before the meeting ended, Pastor Joseph was asked to do one last thing: pray for a baby boy and his parents.

We had an added blessing today: We met an American missionary (Ron Moreland from Ohio) who is in Armenia for the third time. It was encouraging to hear about his family’s dedication to serving God in missions, Bible translation, etc. in various countries and we hope to stay connected.