Since July, the Broken Arrow church has been extremely blessed to have Brandon and Katie Price working with us during the final months of their preparation to join a mission team in Kharkov, Ukraine.  Many of you who read this blog already know them, but, for the benefit of those who don’t, I wanted to take an opportunity to briefly introduce them to you so that you can be praying for them and can come to appreciate them as much as we have over the last few months.

Both Brandon and Katie went through missions training in the Adventures in Missions program at Sunset International Bible Institute in 2001.  Katie did her AIM field work in Mexico City for 14 months,  and Brandon spent two years in Mariupol, Ukraine.  After returning to SIBI in Lubbock, Texas, to finish their degrees, they were married in 2005 and then spent a year together in ’07-’08 working with the church in Mariupol where Brandon had previously served.  Since then, they have worked as trainers with the AIM program and directed an after-school program for underprivileged children in Lubbock. 

Brandon and Katie have made a five-year commitment to make disciples and plant churches in Kharkov, the second largest city in Ukraine (pop. 1.5 million).  They will be joining a team of three other families who are already on the field.  Like their teammates, they have learned the Russian language in order to better serve and share the Gospel in eastern Ukraine.   

The Broken Arrow church has partnered with Brandon and Katie as the sponsoring congregation for their work in Ukraine and is providing a portion of their financial support.  We invited them to spend six months with us before their departure so that we could get better acquainted, develop relationships, and mutually encourage one another.  I feel that it has been a “mission accomplished” on all of those fronts.  Brandon and Katie immediately immersed themselves in all aspects of the life the congregation: Vacation Bible School, 50 Days of Food and Fun, youth events, fellowship activities, Bible classes, personal Bible studies, teaching, and preaching. 

In a brief period of time, Brandon and Katie have deeply endeared themselves to those in our congregation, both young and old, and they are one of the finest young Christian couples that I have met in a long time.  They genuinely love Jesus and His church and have a passionate heart for missions, especially among the people of Ukraine. 

I know that Brandon and Katie would love to hear from you if you would like to learn more about them and their mission team, if you are interested in becoming a financial partner in their work (either individually or congregationally), and if you would like to support them in prayer over the next five years.

You can contact them through their website at http://brandonandkatie.com

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