April/May Newsletter

The latest Askins in Asia newsletters is now available. 

Pastors and secretaries, please print and post copies for your congregational members to read and see the pictures. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send us a note. 

Low-res (for slower connections)

High-res (for faster connections)

Thank you for your support!

—the Askins

Please consider supporting our work: 

Here's the main article: 

Moments with Missionaries

A few weeks ago, my family and I had a wonderful opportunity to share our work with Immanuel Lutheran Church, Simpsonville, SC. 

And we did it without ever leaving Hong Kong!

First, we spoke with the school. We met the kindergartners, talked to them about school in Hong Kong, life in Hong Kong, sharing the Gospel, and more. 

Then they sang some songs for our family and told us about themselves and their lives in South Carolina. 

A few weeks later, Eliza and I spoke with the adult Bible class on Sunday. As usual, I taught about the why and how of missions using the three-fold emphasis of the LCMS, “Witness, Mercy, and Life Together.” And then Eliza and I talked about mission work in Hong Kong and Asia. 

How did we do this? Through the wonders of modern technology, the people of Immanuel Lutheran church were able to see us and the context in which we serve. They saw our home. We shared pictures of what was happening in Hong Kong. We showed them what life was like as missionaries. 

And, because we are about 12–13 hours ahead of the US, we were able to do this without missing the gifts of God in the Divine Service. 

Eliza and I would like to thank you all who have graciously decided to support us. To all the congregations out there who support, thank you. 

If you would be interested in taking some time to hear about how our work in Asia is going and you have a projector and an internet connection, let us know. We would love to sit down with you and share Christ’s work in Asia. 

We’d love to offer you a few moments with missionaries.