I am typing this while changing flights at JFK International Airport and still adding more events to my travel calendar. I should have probably stopped accepting invitations a long time ago, but how can I say no to the Lord opening the door for His truth to be proclaimed in yet another school, university, church, or (just half an hour ago!) a prison?! At least, I will not be traveling that much – only three big cities are on my map: Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Murmansk.
That last one is new territory for our ministry and needs some special prayers – not only for its location way above the Arctic Circle but also for being one of Russia’s Navy bases which is rarely visited by a foreigner, especially, in this rather cold political climate between our two countries. I hope, however, to be able to build on the memories of the WWII when Murmansk was the Russian seaport receiving most of the allies’ convoys of food, arms, and ammunition for the front lines.
May the Lord provide me with all of that: physical energy, spiritual weapons, and intellectual ammunition to fight my battle. Please pray for my ear infection to heal quickly, and for my lower back not to give me any trouble on the road. May He sharpen the minds and soften the hearts of those teachers, students, clergy, and lay-leaders who will come to my presentations and lectures to receive and to accept His message of love and the evidence for His truth. Pray also for my family back in MN, TX, and UT while I am away.