Rev. Roy and Eliza Askins with their children, who serve through the LCMS in Asia, join Andy and Sarah to talk about Rev. Askins’ work as the Witness & Communications Manager for the Asia region, the family transition from Hong Kong to Taiwan, and the children share song and prayer in Mandarin. The Askins have several ways to follow their work and the work across Asia. Learn more about them and how to support their work at lcms.org/askins, and follow their personal story at facebook.com/askinsinasia or on their blog askinsinasia.com. Follow the work being done with partner churches in Asia at international.lcms.org/asia and hear podcast episodes at lcmsasia.fireside.fm.
Rev. Jeff Hemmer, pastor of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois, our KFUO Radio Church of the Week, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the history of the Easter Vigil service, why this service is so unique in the church year, and what attendees can expect. Find directions and service information for Bethany Lutheran at bethanylcms.org.