For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Phil 1:21.
WELCOME TO THE RUSSIAN BEAR BLOG! FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW ME AND JUST STUMBLED UPON THIS BLOG. I AM A MISSIONARY IN PAPHOS, CYPRUS! MY ONLY DESIRE IS TO LIVE SOLELY FOR JESUS CHRIST! NO MATTER WHAT THE COST IS. I HAVE COUNTED THE COST AND I AM WILLING TO FACE WHAT I MUST IN ORDER TO GLORIFY JESUS CHRIST!
Hey! My name is Evan Valarik. Thanks for checkin out my blog!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYER AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT! PLEASE DO NOT GIVE FINANCIALLY BASED ON FEELINGS OR OBLIGATION BUT GIVE ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU HEAR THE LORD TELLING YOU TO GIVE. AND PRAYER IS SO IMPORTANT! I APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOUR PRAYERS!
Well, I have arrived in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan today! I was picked up by Zhenya who is one of the missionaries I will be staying with! It is so good to be here finally after a long day of traveling. I am pretty jet lagged so I am excited to get some sleep! But most importantly... I am very excited to start doing the work that the Lord has for me, and to just try and live according to His will for my life daily!
The view of the Tian Shan Mountains from the apartment that I am staying in
Please continue to pray for me and what God has planned for me here and in the future! Also, pray for the team here, that God would use us inn incredible ways! And pray for Hillary and Collin who are trying to come to Bishkek from CCBCE in Vajta, Hungary for their 10-day outreach!