December Newsletter: Green Light Edition

The Green Light Edition!

Greetings in the Lord Jesus Christ. A blessed Christmas and happy new year to you all. 
We have some momentous news to announce in this edition. We have known for a couple of weeks, but we wanted to announce this in our newsletter:

In December, we received the green light to deploy! We will be flying to Hong Kong on February 2nd.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support. Our Lord has provided for us through you. We pray His blessings continue. 

In this newsletter, we discuss how this journey toward deployment has gone. Numerous challenges still await us, and we have only a handful of weeks before we leave. 

In this edition:

  • A Blessed New Year
  • Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light

As usual, you can download several formats: 

Low-res (for slow internet connections)
High-res (for fast internet connections)

Pastors and secretaries, please print off copies for your members to take home and read or to post on your bulletin boards. 

For everyone else, please share whenever and however you can. We want as many people as possible to share in this great news. 

This is another great step in the great journey of proclaiming Christ to the people of Asia. If you'd like to walk along with us, please consider partnering with the LCMS to keep us in the field. You can do that directly here or you can print our prayer card, fill it out, and send it in. 

Thank you for your prayers and support. 

— the Askins

November Newsletter

Here's our November newsletter!

Pastors and secretaries, please print it off and post it on your bulletin boards for parishioners to read. We will also send it out through email. If you'd like to receive this email, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. 

Highlights: 

  • Our Humble King Comes . . . 
  • Cowabunga!
  • And more.

We didn't have many extra pictures this week, my apologies. I would like to thank the congregations we visited over the last month. 

  • Trinity Lutheran, San Angelo, TX
  • Grace Lutheran, Brenham, TX
  • Ebenezer Lutheran, Manheim, TX
  • St. John Galveston, TX

Thank you for spending time with us, allowing us to speak of Christ's work in Asia, and for sharing Christ's gifts with us. 

And, now to the point, our newsletter: 

Askins in Asia November (Good)

Askins in Asia November (Better)

Askins in Asia November (Best)

As always, please share this as widely as possible. The more people who hear about Christ's work in Asia, the more who might consider walking with us on this journey. 

Thank you for your prayers and support.

— The Askins



Askins in Asia: October Newsletter

Jesus, the Light of the World

Askins in Asia: October Newsletter

Greetings everyone!

Better late than never. You'll be glad I waited, however. I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Hong Kong seeing the work and getting some photographs. Here are some highlights from the newsletter: 

  • Jesus Christ, Light of the World 
  • Eliza's thoughts on the last month
  • pictures from our recent travels
  • and more . . .

Pastors and secretaries, please feel free to distribute copies of the newsletter either through print or email. As usual, I've included various copies for your personal internet connection: 

  • Good (For slow internet)
  • Better (For medium internet)

For everyone else, please share this everywhere you can find a place to share it. We're glad to do this work and want as many people as possible to know about it. 

Thank you again for all your support. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send us a note through our contact page: Contact Page. Please also subscribe to our newsletter below. 

God's richest blessings be with you,

—the Askins


How Time Flies: Askins in Asia September 2015 Edition

All Saints Lutheran, Charlotte, NC.

All Saints Lutheran, Charlotte, NC.

The months fly by, as Eliza comments in her article in the latest edition of the Askins in Asia. We have been on this journey for 7 months now, and it's still full steam ahead. Please read this edition of the Askins in Asia for more. 

Highlights:

  • Pictures from the latest trips to North Carolina and Massachusetts
  • A devotional comment from one of my sermons this month
  • Updated calendar for the next month

Pastors and Secretaries, please print a copy of this newsletter and post it on your church bulletin board. Alternatively, please feel free to forward this email to your congregational email address list. 

Finally, for those of you receiving this email for the first time, welcome! You've received this email because you signed up at one of my presentations. You can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom. 

Thank you for your support, for your prayers, and for your time following us and Christ's work through us. 

In Christ, 
The Askins

Askins in Asia, September 2015 Download links:
Low-res download (for slower internet connections)
His-res download (for faster connections)


Support

We give thanks to God for all those who have partnered with the LCMS to send us to Asia. 

If you would like to join those partners, you can do that here. Give now

Thank you for your support.

If you would like to follow how the Askins support network is going, you can do that here, on this website: Click here.


Askins in Asia: August 2015 Newsletter

The August issue of the Askins in Asia newsletter is now available. 

Those of you with slower internet connections, please click here for the low res version.

For faster connections, use this link here

Pastors and church secretaries, please print copies of the newsletter and post it on your bulletin boards and give copies to whoever might be interested. I appreciate your help and support. 

To all of you out there praying for and supporting the LCMS in missions, thank you. 

—the Askins

Askins in Asia: July 2015 Newsletter

You are what you eat . . . ?

You are what you eat . . . ?

July Newsletter

Here's the latest round of the Askins in Asia Newsletter:

High-res (for faster internet connections)

Low-res

Pastors, please print off copies for the parish and schools that you serve. Please feel free to post or repost any material you think is good and appropriate. 


While you're here, please take moment to look at the new addition to our website. The Askins Network page describes how The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod now supports and sends missionaries. 

It's a really helpful visual picture of what a support network is, and it provides some wonderful ways to help you participate. Thank you.

Askins in Asia: June 2015 Newsletter

Annie gets a hold of Ezekiel's old pacifier. 

Annie gets a hold of Ezekiel's old pacifier. 

The newest issue of the Askins in Asia newsletter is now available. I've included two copies, one which has better resolution on the photos but downloads slower. The Low-res version downloads faster, but the pictures are not as clear. 

Pastors, if you could please print a copy and post it on the church bulletin board, I would greatly appreciate it. Printing a few extra copies for members who don't have an email address would also be helpful. 

Thank you for your prayers and support. We have made it through two busy months of traveling, and while we still have much to do, we will be a little slower during July. Please don't hesitate to send us a note to say hello. 

—The Askins


Askins in Asia: May Newsletter

Ronan standing at the edge Capulin volcano

Ronan standing at the edge Capulin volcano

The newest issue of the Askins in Asia newsletter is now available. It's a day or two late, but it's here. I've included two copies, one which has better resolution on the photos but downloads slower. The Low-res version downloads faster, but the pictures are not as clear. 

Pastors, if you could please print a copy and post it on the church bulletin board, I would greatly appreciate it. Printing a few extra copies for members who don't have an email address would also be nice. 

Finally, please continue to keep us in your prayers. Eliza and the children have made it home, but I'm still traveling for another ten days. Then, a day after I get home, we head up to Wisconsin for more Network Support work. 

Thank you again for your support. 

Askins in Asia: Low-res (For slow internet connections)

Askins in Asia: High-res (Better photos for faster connections)