The first section of scripture that I read from God’s Word which convicted me that I need to be in the mission field, is known as the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20 which says:
authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.
19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20“teaching them to observe all things that I commanded
you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
6“Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying:
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
After seeing this clear vision, I asked the Lord what steps I should take in preparation for this calling. I had suggestions from people in authority over me to consider going to Bible College, and through prayer God led me to Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe. Not only did CCBCE give me the proper training to go out into the mission field to be a powerful tool for Him, but God also gave me many useful contacts and recourses that will be invaluable to me.
In the last few weeks I have been praying and seeking what the next step is in going to the Siberian region where I know that God has called me. Currently, God is calling me to go back to Kyrgyzstan, to help the team that I was with, in Bishkek. They are in need of male support there, and God is calling me there to support the ministry. This is what I am hearing the Lord tell me to do, in my pursuit of reaching Siberia. Kyrgyzstan is a former Soviet state, so they are a Russian speaking people, which will immerse me in a culture similar to what I will experience in Siberia.
I need you all to know that this Gospel message that I am going to these distant lands for is the most important thing in my life. I love my friends and family, and my fellow brothers and sisters who share a common faith in our amazing God. However, they all pale in comparison to the love that I have for Jesus Christ and His will that He has for my life. There is nothing more important than going where the Lord has called me; to do His good work of telling all who I come in contact with of the almighty and all powerful name of Jesus. There are some in this world who have never heard the name of Jesus. That is heartbreaking, and makes bringing the name of Jesus and the Good News that goes with His name to those of utmost importance to me. The director of Outreach To Asian Nationals and a very close spiritual mentor of mine, Chris Gnanakan, has a little “slogan” about missions: “Christians need to be reaching the lost, at any cost.” I remember hearing that and thinking, “What am I willing to go through for the Gospel? How far am I willing to go to reach the lost?” I can say with confidence that I am willing to go to any extreme to bring the Gospel of Christ wherever the good Lord calls me. I have three life verses to challenge me and encourage me to be prepared, and to be excited to endure all things for the advancement of the Gospel. One of them speaks of why missionaries do the things we do, and two of them ensure Christians that we do not need to fear anything. The first one is:
live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved
me and gave Himself for me.
9“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good
courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord
your God is with you wherever you go.”
21“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Below is a list of all the needs I will have while in the mission field:
Food - $150-$200 per month
Ministry - $70 per month
For those of you who feel led to be a part of the financial support, you can send your tax deductible donation to Calvary Chapel Downeast and indicate on your check that is for Evan Valarik:
513-1 Bar Harbor Rd
Trenton, ME 04605.
I pray that you will take part in helping me join with the team in Kyrgyzstan. With an abundance of prayer and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, God will do unfathomable miracles for me in my goal of joining with the missionary team in Kyrgyzstan.
Many people have said to me, “We’ll be praying for you, it’s the LEAST we can do.”, but I need you to understand, that prayer is actually the MOST that you can do for somebody. We serve an amazing, unfathomable God, who has no boundaries and no limit to His capabilities! Through prayer God CAN make the impossible happen if it is the will of the Lord to do so. I really hope that all of you guys believe that. God is so incredibly faithful to hear and answer our prayers according to His will. He wants to sustain and hold us up in our time of need. I will leave you with this verse that shows us the love and faithfulness of God.