Rev. Jim Raney and Wayne and Nancy Trull are honored to serve as part of the Arkansas Master'Singers. The Master'Singers have been invited back to the country of Ukraine to serve in April 2018. In 2014, they had the privilege to sing to just under 10,000 people and there were 4,432 recorded decisions to be a serious follower of Jesus. They are so excited that the door is open again for 2018!
Who are the Arkansas Master'Singers? The Master'Singers are music ministers/worship pastors, directors, accompanists, choir/orchestra members, lead pastors, other staff members and staff spouses from Arkansas Baptist churches in every corner of the state and all places in between. The Master'Singers have also served in Guatemala, Germany, Brazil and Russia, as well as ministry tours to several states in the U.S. Each member participates voluntarily, and at their own expense, as we sing and share the gospel with churches throughout our state.
In Ukraine, they will serve once again with Evangelist, Michael Gott. Michael has a deep passion for the people of Ukraine and has taken groups like ours on at least 6 similar mission trips. His relationship with the pastors of Ukraine make our ministry more than a single concert event. The local church pastors are prepared and eager to follow up on each recorded decision that is made during these mission trips.
As they move toward our April 16-27, 2018 ministry trip, they are praying for 80 Master'Singers to participate. As they learned on their last mission, this trip is a demanding one. They will travel daily, sometimes long distances, on very poor roads to sing in concert halls in Ukraine that seat 1000 or more. Each of the venues will be filled to overflowing capacity as has been the case on EVERY mission trip to this country in great need. They will sing incredible songs that present the gospel while the lyrics are translated on large screens. Michael Gott will make a clear and passionate presentation of the gospel at each place. While there are those who will write "NO" or "NEVER" on their decision cards as they did on the last trip, there will be thousands who will say "YES" to being a serious follower of Jesus.
Every Master'Singer that participates will pay an estimated $3,000 (the amount is estimated until flights are actually booked as that price can vary). That will cover EVERYTHING (meals, lodging, transportation, etc.). There may be people to whom that may not seem like a lot of money, but for most of the Master'Singers, it is a daunting amount! There are many who are making the commitment to go without knowing where they will get the funds. They simply know that they feel led to say "yes!".
Thank you for taking the time to read this about the April mission trip. Thank you for praying for each person who desires with all of their heart to go and serve. Thank you for encouraging and supporting each Master'Singer. A detailed prayer itinerary will be available prior to the trip, as well as an online update as the mission occurs.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of these:
Rev. Jim Raney firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-984-0155
Wayne & Nancy Trull email@example.com