Reception was a Success!

The reception in Moldova was well attended by 32 students. Tom Langley, thanked the students for their attendance at the reception and offered them the opportunity to have one-to-one studies with American Bible Teachers.

After a short introduction by each of us we invited the students to sign up for studies to be conducted over the next week and a half. The response was much like Mongolia and we have many study appointments set.

To God Be The Glory 

Mission Moldova Begins!

Arrived at Epply Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska this morning at 3:40 to begin the journey to Moldova. From here I will meet up with Bill and Luis in Los Angelos and continue to Vienna until we reach Chisinau, Moldova tomorrow.

We are extremely excited for what the Lord has in store for us on this trip and are thrilled to be able to be apart of reaching souls with the Gospel of Christ.

The reception to meet the students will be on Saturday evening and we will set up individual studies for the remainder of our time there.

To keep up on the details of this effort a separate Facebook page has been set up: Mission Moldova. You can also find updates on my webpage at www.adamdollen.org.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

All To The Glory Of God!

Update: Mongolia Mission

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind, coupled with Bible studies with the Mongolian brethren and sharing the Gospel message with those who have never previously heard. The results have been tremendous as the Lord has blessed us with four new sisters in Christ. In addition to the growth of the Lord’s church numerically, there has been significant growth spiritually for the Mongolian brethren. 

There has been a lot of emphasis on this trip placed on all aspects of worship, spiritual gifts, baptism, women’s role, leadership, and evangelism. Continue to pray as we still have more studies scheduled this week.

To God be the Glory!

Another new sister!

On Tuesday evening 7:00 P.M. (Mongolian Time), Yanjin was baptized for the forgiveness of sins.

Yanjin, is Eric’s mother (he was baptized last year) and she requested to come and study with us. 

To God be the Glory!

We Have A New Sister In Christ!

We have a new sister in Christ! Sara, was baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of sins this afternoon at 1:30 P.M. (Mongolian Time). 

Sara is the older sister of ounaa, who obeyed the Gospel on our first trip to Mongolia. Sara visited worship on Sunday and studied with Pam.

To God Be the Glory!

New Sister in Christ!

This Friday evening at 7:30 P.M. (Mongolia Time) Emma was baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of her sins.

 

Emma was a member of the youth group in the church where Eric was a former minister. She has been attending worship with the church in Mongolia for two months. After studying the Word of God the past few days she realized that she was not baptized Scripturally and needed to be immersed for the forgiveness of sins.

To the Glory of God!

 

We have a new sister in Christ!

On Thursday evening at 8:04 P.M. (Mongolian time) Ziaya obeyed the Gospel for the forgiveness of her sins.

Zaiya is the wife of Eric who obeyed the Gospel on the last trip to Mongolia one year ago. She has attended worship with Eric and their two children during this time. At one point in our study she stopped me and said that her baptism in the other church she attended from before was not according to Scripture and was afraid that she was still in sin. Needless to say, after a little more study she was certain that she needed to be baptized for the forgiveness of sins.

To Go be the Glory!

The First Two Days

God is great! Upon arriving in Mongolia and being met by the brethren they have been keeping me busy. From 9:00 A.M until 9:00 P.M we have been engaged in Bible study. One thing is for certain; they have many questions. We have studied topics such as whether it is required by Scripture for women to wear veils, spiritual gifts, evangelism, and what must I do to be saved?

Brethren, these two days have been a blur and I have not even had the opportunity to walk outside of the apartment. I absolutely love that God has counted me worthy to be a part of this tremendous ministry. What a blessing!

At this time I would like to ask you to remember Emma and Ziaya in your prayers. Both of these women are asking many questions and may respond to the Gospel. Ziaya is Eric’s wife (he was baptized last year and has been a tremendous addition to the Lord’s church in Mongolia). Emma was in Eric’s youth group in the church that he was formerly affiliated with.

  Solongo, Iyona, and Ziaya (left to right)

I look for many blessings of souls harvested to the Lord. All of this is occurring and the rest of the evangelism team has not even arrived yet. God is so good!

  Eric, Ziaya, Emma, and Moogie (left to right)

To God Be The Glory!

To the Work, to the Work!

Here I go again! It’s official, I am at Epply Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska waiting to head to Mongolia. This year will prove again to be a fruitful trip and the Gospel will be preached! In the coming days I will be joined by other evangelists, who will labor with me in this great work.

Please continue to pray for this work. That souls will be receptive to the Word of God and that the church  meeting in Mongolia will continue to grow. Also, pray for our safety on this trip and that the Lord may care for our families in our absence. Lastly, pray for labors in the vineyard such as this that continually put forth the effort.

My plan is to keep everyone up to date through blogs and photos, so continue to check back to my website for updates. 

May God Bless You 

Visionaries for God

 

          When you hear the word visionary does it automatically make you think of people like Sir Isaac Newton, Leonardo Divinci, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., etc? Living in a physical world it is so easy to relate and give an answer that is based off of what we know to be true physically. When we hear the word visionary it should cause us to think of the men and women we read about in the Bible, who when God asked of them, they gave everything they could and more to please Him! Visionaries like;

  • Noah – who built an ark in the midst of a drought.
  • Abraham – who left everything and set out for a land promised, with absolutely no idea where.
  • Moses – who led Israel out of Egyptian bondage.
  • Many others (Heb. 11) – Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Sarah, Rahab, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets.

          When we look at successful organizations from a physical perspective it does not take long to see that the reason they are where they are is because they had workers with GREAT VISION! Visionaries are simply those who know where they are going and know how they are going to get there. This same truth applies in our laboring for God.

Two Examples of Visionaries

          The first example of a visionary is the prophet Isaiah. In Isaiah 6:1-7 he wrote, “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2Above it stood seraphim, each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” 4And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. 5So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.’ 6Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.” Looking at this text, we learn what the visionary Isaiah saw:

  1. He saw the Lord is King! (v. 1)
  2. He saw the Lord is Holy! (v. 3)
  3. He saw the Power of the Lord (v. 4)
  4. He saw the Glory of the Lord and realized his sinful state (vs. 4-5)

          The second example of a visionary is the prophet Ezekiel. In Ezekiel 1:3 he wrote, “…the word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the River Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.”  The underlined phrase means more than the fact that he was going to receive a message. It implies the power of God and the very submissiveness of Ezekiel. In the preceding verses he sees some pretty significant beings (like Isaiah), who always seem to appear in the most intimate relation to the glory of God (cf. Isa. 10). In this vision (apocalyptic in nature), Ezekiel paints a picture to describe what he is actually seeing, in order to help the reader to better understand the meaning.

          Notice what Ezekiel writes in 1:26-28 “And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. 27Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around. 28Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking.” What did Ezekiel see? He saw the Glory of God!

          Isaiah saw God as King…as Holy…he saw His Power…and he saw His Glory! Realizing what he saw in 6:5 he said “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes has seen the King, The Lord of hosts.” We can see two points within this logic. 1) You can’t be a visionary if you don’t see the King! and 2) We cannot come into the presence of the King in a sinful state. The prophet Isaiah wrote in 59:1-2 “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear 2But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.” It is just like the seraphim touching the coal on the lips of Isaiah, God sent His Son to purify our sins so that we can come into His presence.

“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him” (Romans 5:6-9).

Do you see the King? Have you seen His Glory? Examine your life…it’s only then that we can be Visionaries for God!