India Recovery Continues . . . and much more


I’m actually getting a newsletter out on time this month! Honestly, this is a bit shocking given how much else has happened this month. I traveled to India, gathered photos, videos, and a podcast there. You can listen to the podcast here. Watch the international website for more stories from India.

During home service, I encouraged you all to watch the international website this August for stories from Asia. In what is probably a record number of stories, I posted videos from PNG, the Philippines, and Indonesia and Cambodia, along with photos from the Philippines and Indonesia. Cima joined me to for a podcast on stewardship, and David Bush joined me to talk about life in Hong Kong and how American Sign Language can share the Gospel.

On top of that (and other stories at the international website), we also published our first International Mission Newsletter email. Sign up for that here so that you don’t miss the news from the website.

And, little Annie fell out of bed and had to get stitches. Thankfully, she is okay and recovering well. Needless to say, it’s been a busy month at the Askins’ house.

Now, to the main course today, the newsletter. Please print and share. Thank you for your support and encouragements.

Low resolution (for slower internet)
High resolution (for faster internet)

In Christ,

Roy S. Askins

The Highlights of Home service

One last selfie from the last leg of our trip home to Taiwan.

One last selfie from the last leg of our trip home to Taiwan.

In our July newsletter, Eliza starts off by sharing some of the highlights of home service. We thank the Lord for all the support he provided for us through our families, friends, and supporters in the US. Without your support and encouragement, we could not have traveled the almost 13,000 miles we traveled. Thank you.

I had the privilege and opportunity to attend my first regular LCMS convention. While many people find convention frustrating and difficult, I enjoyed the opportunity immensely. So, I took a break from our regular programming in the newsletter and shared some highlights from convention this year.

As always, please print and share this newsletter. Forward it in your emails to others. Thank you for helping and supporting us in this endeavor.

Download links:
Low-resolution (for slower internet)
High-resolution (for faster internet)

In Christ,

— the Askins

Through your financial support, we are able to continue the work Christ has called us to do in Asia. Please click the "Give Now" button below to join our support network and walk along with us in this journey.

Thank you for your support.

So Much Traveling . . .

IMG_6079 MC.jpg

The last three months have passed in a blink, it seems. In this newsletter, Eliza talks about how things seem to have passed so quickly during our time here in the USA. I also share a bit about what this journey has meant for us.
First, I’m sorry it’s taken so long to get this newsletter out. The struggles of being on the road, scheduling visits, doing presentations, and spending time with family and friends has taken more time than we expected. However, we’ve had a little down time over the last week, so here’s the June 2019 newsletter. 
Pastors and secretaries, please print and share this newsletter where your congregation members can see it. Everyone else, please forward or share this newsletter. When you share this newsletter, you help expand our network and build support. 
For many of you, this will be the first newsletter you’ve received. Please read and enjoy. Please send let me know if you have any questions. 

Low-Res (for slower internet)
High-Res (for faster internet)

Thank you again for your prayers and support.

In Christ, 
—the Askins Family

Please consider supporting our work. Through donors like you, we’re able to continue to share Christ and him crucified to the people of Asia.

Sharing the Work of PNG

This last February, I had the great privilege to travel with the Communications team from St. Louis to Papua New Guinea. I worked there with Erik Lunsford and Kevin Armbrust to chronicle the work our missionaries and partners are doing there.

When you get a chance, make sure you check out the story now published at Lutherans Engage. Take a special note of the video recorded and produced by yours truly, with the help of both Erik and Kevin.


– Rev. Roy S. Askins

I’m having way too much fun in the back of a truck with a camera. Photo by Erik Lunsford.

I’m having way too much fun in the back of a truck with a camera. Photo by Erik Lunsford.

Askins in Asia March and April 2019 Newsletter


Careful Caring

Greetings in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Wow! It's been way too long since I last wrote a newsletter. And, it's in the middle of April already. So, this newsletter combines March and April. In today's article, I talk about the Careful Caring done by LCMS missionaries in the Philippines. Eliza shares some of the thoughts swirling through our heads as we prepare to travel to the USA for home service.

For even more of those thoughts, watch this video. (And subscribe to the channel for more.)

As always, please download the newsletter, print, and distribute far and wide. If printing is not your thing, please forward this email to anyone who might be interested.

Thank you for your support.

— The Askins Family

Consider supporting the Askins in Asia as we proclaim the message of Christ and him crucified for the world. Through donors like you, the LCMS has sent us to do this work.

Askins in Asia January 2019 Newsletter


Reviewing the Past; Looking to the Future

The new year provides an opportunity for review of the past and reflection on the future. This month's newsletter shares the experiences of the past year and looks ahead to the events yet to come. 

Thank you for your support and encouragement over the last year as we went through significant changes. As we look back, we are amazed at how much we've grown and the new opportunities Christ has given us to share the Gospel. 

As always, forward this email. Print it. Share it. Your sharing this newsletter is one of our greatest assets. Thank you. 

Newsletter Links: 
Low-res (for slower internet)
High-res (for faster internet) 

Thank you for your support.


Please consider donating to support our work. Through your support, we are able to share the message of Christ throughout the Asia region. Thank you.