My next missions trip will be May 7 â€“ 17, 2018. Iâ€™ll return to Ukraine for the third consecutive year as a seminar instructor and keynote speaker at the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary in Kiev.
Iâ€™ll teach on worship theology, songwriting and intercessory worship for the Music in Worship Conference MayÂ 10-12, the following week Iâ€™ll be a guest lecturerÂ for classes in the music department. Besides teaching, my purpose will be to coach, mentor, advise and encourage students and staff.
God has been on the move here, the seminary in Ukraine is strategic for this region of the Russian speaking world, and they are asking our help.
The 4th annual Music in Worship conference will be held at UETS (Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary) from 10-12 May. Last year, attendance increased 150%, a phenomenal blessing and challenge! It was an excellent time with all regions of Ukraine represented including the eastern war zone and Russian-annexed Crimea. We saw many leaders come with their entire worship teams.
You can read myÂ report from the 2017Â conferenceÂ along with tons of pics here.
Iâ€™m honoredÂ to co-labor with a phenomenal team of instructors from the US, UK and Ukraine. I will once again be partnering with my good friendsÂ Fred and Judie HeumannÂ ofÂ Music Works International. Fred is a frequent instructor and conference speaker atÂ UETSÂ and fellowÂ Robert E Webber Institute for Worship StudiesÂ alum.
Prayer Support (MOST NEEDED AND APPRECIATED!)
It is a great honor to serve our dear Christian brothers and sisters in eastern Europe. Prayer support is the most valuable asset we need. Pray for:
- Safe Travel â€“ many moving parts!
- Health and energy
- Please intercede for my wife Ivalene while Iâ€™m gone. Last year we made this trip together but she is unable to do it this year, itâ€™s been a rough 2018 for her health and her father is in hospice.
- Protection from all harm, especiallyÂ with the tense international situation
- Great clarity, wisdom and focus as weÂ prepare and adjust our ministry and teaching plans
- Anointing to share with transformative impact and inspiration
- An impartation for those we will be serving, that they would receive the fullness of what God wants to deliver through our efforts
- NO DRAMA
- Financial provision
- After returning, please pray for us for a few days.
I will post updates, praise and prayer reports on thisÂ secret Facebook group. JustÂ click to join!Â (How cool is that?)
These updates are the most fun and best part of partnering with us. Iâ€™ll post pictures, videos and the latest info. Â Itâ€™s almost like you are there.Â Join our Intercessors Facebook group!
Rob Still MinistriesÂ will also be donating books, instruments and other resources. If you would be interested in helping fund the mission (my expenses are about $3000.00), you canÂ make a tax deductible donation here.
We serve â€œthe least of theseâ€. Their financial need is great and there are many difficulties for our Christian brothers and sisters around the world. We raise our own support and pay our own travel and expenses. Our work â€“ and theirs â€“ is only possible with Godâ€™s grace and your partnership. So, thank you so much for your prayers and financial support! God is changing lives for his glory through our missions projects. We can not go without the help of friends like you!
Thank you and God bless you!