After communicating with Tom, John-Paul Zarkodonsky, his wife, Beckie, and their two young boys, Zaid and Titus, moved to Yerevan to follow up on 1,000 WEI Internet students and establish a new congregation.
In their first newsletter, John-Paul writes, “I’m reminded of the words of one of my past instructors, ‘Prepare as much as you can and pray. God will provide the opportunity.’”
After spending nearly two months in Canada preparing for their departure, John-Paul and his family flew to Yerevan, Armenia to begin their work as long-term missionaries. John-Paul and Beckie were sick for a week after their arrival, but they are feeling better now. Through a window of their new apartment, they have a beautiful view of cloud-enshrouded Mount Ararat.
John-Paul writes, “Unfortunately, because we were sick on Sunday, we did not get to meet our sister Gale. However, we are looking forward to having her meet with us on Sunday and worshiping our God together.
“There is much work to do. For October, we will establish the church in our home and begin making contacts through World English Institute and our personal acquaintances. At the same time, we will be learning and adjusting to Armenian customs.
“God bless you as you pray for our family and the Armenian people. Love in Christ. John-Paul, Beckie, Zaid, and Titus.”
This new church plant in Yerevan is an electrifying development in the history of New Testament Christianity in modern Armenia. Let us praise God from whom all blessings flow.
P.S. John Paul and his family are sponsored by the North Charleston Church of Christ, P.O. Box 41290, North Charleston, South Carolina 29423.