Category Archives: Missionary Adventures

HE will do it for YOU

For the past 3.5 years we have been on the mission field in the most expensive city that lies in the middle of the most expensive country in the world.  Now, that seems not only not smart but actually very stupid when you rely on financial support from the outside and mostly from people in […]

Approved

Approved After the devastating news that our Russian religious visas had been denied, we were over the moon when God worked a miracle and not only got us approved for one-time entry visas, but religious visas that allowed us entry for an entire year! We began making plans and seeking God for the next 365 […]

Denied

Denied. That one, simple, short word stamped in red across our Russian religious visa application last summer packed a punch. My heart for sharing the gospel with the Russian people has been steadily growing for more than six years. Getting into the country is half the battle. In order to do any sort of evangelism […]

When the Devil tries to discourage you, order the cheesecake.

If the Enemy is trying to discourage you, it usually means you’re doing something great for the Kingdom. Tanja and I just returned from Russia. It was a whirlwind. In the 72 hours we were there, we spoke 14 times between the two of us. It was, by all accounts, a very successful trip.  As soon […]

Thank You, Isa

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If I’ve learned anything being a missionary evangelist in dangerous places, it’s that God does some of His most creative work there and it’s important to obey Him quickly when He tells me something. That’s exactly what happened on my recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey. The country is 98% Muslim, and Christian evangelism is illegal. […]

One Hope Bolzano

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Very clearly, the Holy Spirit said to me, “Shawn, you have five minutes to get out of here before there is big trouble.” That’s how our One Hope event in Bolzano, Italy wrapped up. The entire event was nothing like we had anticipated, and I’m happy I’m still here to tell you about it. Our […]

Famous Like Jackie Chan—A Story of Healing and Salvation in a Russian Souvenir Shop

“Oh hey, that’s Jackie Chan!” my buddy, Jason Chin, said, pointing at a picture on the wall. Jason and I were in Russia doing ministry and speaking in Moscow, Syktyvkar, and St. Petersburg. On our last day of the trip, we stopped in a souvenir shop in St. Petersburg to pick up gifts for our […]

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