Tuesday, September 12

Additional Status Info

In addition to being directly sent out and under the authority of Christ Community Church, we have voluntarily submitted ourselves under the board of directors of a like minded couple who minister in Smolensk, Russia. Kinney and Elise Mitchell have been serving the Lord vocationally in ministry for dozens of years. They have ministered here in the US as well as in at least two different countries abroad. The board includes Chuck Baggett, an elder at CCC, Phillip Morris, member of CCC, and Scott Duley, pastor of Grace Immanuel Church in LaGrange Kentucky, as representatives for our specific situations and circumstances.

By coming under this umbrella of guidance, we receive not only the obvious and already mentioned benefits, but also the experience of the Mitchell’s who have ministered the gospel in other cultures for close to two decades. There are other practical implications for us as well, like being eligible for medical insurance which we have not had for a couple of years now.

I realize that the entire situation that we find ourselves in is not completely clear and easily understood by all, but I do welcome questions, because in asking you will help me be able to understand and articulate the status of our current circumstances.