Getting settled in Odessa

Dear friends,   Our family of five (and our dog!) made it safely to Odessa, Ukraine late in the evening on August 9th.  Our flight connections went smoothly and all of our luggage made it through to our final destination. Thank you for praying! Another prayer answered, above and  beyond our expectations, was finding a…



June 2017 update with Bob & Andrea

Traveling, connecting and raising funds – our final months in the U.S. That pretty much sums up what we’ve been doing the last few months.  When traveling in the States, I’ve been able to bring Andrea and the girls along with me to visit supporting churches, talk about what God is doing in Ukraine, and…



Coffee with Bob & Andrea

Big disclaimer here: Neither Andrea or I feel really comfortable making videos – it’s really difficult to be natural when we’re not talking directly with someone.  Hopefully we’ll get better at that!  However we know that there are many of you out there who haven’t been able to come to a church where we’re speaking,…



Names

As I write this, today is “Good Friday” and of all the confusing names given in our language, this must be one of the most baffling. Scholars are divided on why it is called Good Friday – some say that it was originally called “God’s Friday” and evolved into “good.”  Others say it came as a reference to…



I’ve been everywhere, man!

At a glance… The last three months are what I call “Mission Conference Season” – a time each year that most PCA churches host missionaries to participate in a church-wide conference- and it’s been AWESOME!   I’ve been on the road (often with my family) over the last 10 weeks taking part in these conferences,…



Merry Christmas

Truth. “But my kingdom is not from the world.” Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth…



Happy Thanksgiving!!

A few thoughts on the day… Never underestimate the incredible blessing of being with family – that’s what I’m feeling right now.  The last five years we hosted great Thanksgiving meals in our home in Ukraine with people from multiple nations, but that’s a whole different scenario from being in my hometown (Pensacola) and sitting…



MTW’s HMA FAQ ASAP!

At A Glance — for all you skimmers out there…(you know who you are!) We’re on Home Ministry Assignment and living in Lawrenceville, GA (near MTW HQ) Everybody is doing very well! Andrea is busy fixing up our house (very overdue) so we can rent it when we return to the field. Bob is busy…



English camp and then the Burnhams are coming to America!

A long overdue hello to you, dear friends! One of the biggest events for us each year is our week-long, evangelistic English Camp – the theme this year is “Satisfaction.”  It’s a time for us to get out of the city with dozens and dozens of people we’ve been investing in all year and spend quality time…



A New Year and New Opportunities!

Happy New Year!  We hope you and your family had a joyous Christmas celebration and are as excited about 2016 as we are.  We wish all of you could make a visit to Odessa someday to meet the people with whom we’ve been involved, but aside from this newsletter it’s likely that many of you…