It Has Begun


The Lord has been abundantly gracious to provide a warm welcome here on the East Coast. The Philadelphians, the Westminster students, professors, and the local churches have been so welcoming and kind to us. Day one of class was a great experience and a joy-filled time. I was pleased to meet many new friends and hear from world-class scholars.

Dr. Brandon Crowe is my advisor with whom I will continue to meet every Thursday morning for prayer and mentorship. Dr. Crowe is the professor of New Testament here at Westminster. Already he has proven to be a gentleman and a scholar…and as an added bonus he has a great sense of humor. I am so excited to develop a life long friendship with such a kind and brilliant brother in Christ.

We have been so blessed to have a place to stay at the home of a loving and godly Ukrainian family. A special thanks to Volodia and Nadya Gordynskiy and to the family with whom we are currently staying with now, Zhan and Alla Kiselev.

Words can not express what a huge blessing these few weeks have been. Thank you all for your prayers since the Lord used your prayers as means to bring about his purposes.

Due to popular demand here is my class schedule:

Fall Semester of 2014: Duration 9/4/2014 – 12/12/2014

AP101 – Intro to Apologetics
with Dr. William Edger: Tuesdays 8:30 – 10:30, and Wednesdays 8:30-9:30.

CH211 – The Ancient Church
with Dr. Carl Trueman: Thursdays 11:00 – 13:00.

NT011 – New Testament Greek
with Mr. Brandon Szerlip: Mondays and Thursdays 14:00 – 16:00.

PT111 – Orientation to Ministerial Formation
with Timothy Witmer: Tuesdays 14:00 – 16:00.

ST101 – Intro to Theology
with David Garner: Mondays 11:00 – 1300.
This adds up to 13 credits total.

It has been encouraging to receive your financial support and to hear from you personally, but moreover to hear you say that you are diligently praying for us.

Please feel free to ask about any areas of our lives or to expand on anything that I have written in the past.