Askins in Asia: December Newsletter

The Church's Mission

In this newsletter, Pr. Askins discusses the mission of the church, to preserve the Means of Grace pure and unadulterated. The Holy Spirit works through these means; He preserves the church with them and calls the elect into the church with them. 

Eliza talks about how our plans are not God's plans, but that God does have a plan for us. It might include having a child in Hong Kong, but He has a plan and provides for us. Finally, Pr. Askins provides a quick update on what has been happening around the Askins' household for the last few months. 

Pastors and Secretaries, please print off copies of the newsletter for your shut-ins or anyone who would like a copy. We would greatly appreciate it if you could post the newsletters in your narthex as well. 

For all of our other supporters, please keep us in your prayers. Consider sharing our newsletter with fellow church members. We also included our updated prayer card. Please share it and consider asking others to join you in supporting Christ's work through us. 

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Thank you again for your support. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Blessed Christmas, 

— The Askins



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: 

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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