There has been a long silence in regards to MTM updates. Reason being, as we most all are aware of is the global pandemic. Most all International borders remain closed in the countries where MTM ministers. This includes India, Nepal & Myanmar. Please be assured that all MTM staff are well and healthy & patiently waiting for borders to fully open (this means no quarantines). In the mean time we are all (MTM staff) actively involved in Kingdom building work wherever God has called us.

Past, Present & Future MTM Staff
L-R- Stephen Burkholder(Future), Raymond and Naomi Burkholder(Present), Rich and Nicole Moore (Present), Merle and Judy Flory (Past)

Recently all past, present & future MTM staff were together at Hood River, Oregon (USA) to enjoy a time of God’s faithfulness in reflection as well as Vision casting as we look into the future .

Where is Chios Island, Greece  

i58 continues to experience an open door in refugee ministry in Greece. There was a standing invitation from i58 for Raymond & Naomi Burkholder to return to minister the Gospel at Chios Island, Greece. i58 is also ministering on the islands of Lesbos & Samos. Lord willing we will be departing August 18th and be there until October 22nd. We will be mostly ministering one on one onto Arabian Nations M….. refugees who are on a journey in search of a new life mostly in Europe. May we minister unto them the Light & Life of Jesus Christ. PLEASE DO PRAY FOR US AS WE GO!!!

Current events Update:

Due to the Taliban take over in Afghanistan thousands of Afghani people are fleeing and headed to the refugee camps in Greece. i58 staff has been made aware to prepare for a strong influx of refugees from Afghanistan. Pray for them as they minister the Love of Jesus to those that are hurting and lost all.

For Christ & The Nations,

Raymond Burkholder

Macedonian Teaching Ministry Director