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Prayers needed for our next outreach!

Hello praying friends, We feel an urgent desire to communicate with all of you before entering into one of our most extensive evangelistic outreaches of the year: our annual Christian English Camp! The Spring months have been going well, and were full of opportunities to engage more closely with many new people. However, we have become aware…



Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!

Happy Easter to all you! Our new landlady dropped by the other day and asked us if we also celebrate “Paskha” (Easter).  I told her emphatically that, “YES!  We consider it the most important day of the year!”  She was a little surprised at my response. Saturday in our English club (Elevate), we mentioned the…



Merry Christmas from the Burnhams!

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; Luke 2:10 We are overjoyed that we have been able to spend the last two decades taking the “evangel” – the good news of great joy – to…



Back in the groove

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “There’s nothing permanent except change.” While we can debate this (after all, the Word of God stands forever!), it can’t be denied that change affects all of us; it has certainly been part of our lives over the last 15 months!  We’ve moved households four times (renovating one of the…



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…