Ministry News and Updates

I think I have the site working better now. Not a lot of people (anyone?) comes here. But I want to keep things current just in case. So hopefully soon I’ll be updating the newsletter list and getting some other things in order. Most people track things in Facebook and our page has been kept up to date better than here. If you use facebook – here is a link to our page.

From our page you can send us an email or message. We’d love to hear from you and please let us know how we can pray for you.

If you don’t use facebook, you can get news here, or you can check our newsletters. You can email JR at and Ingrid at


May Newsletter

The May Newsletter is available. I realize it is June but we’ve been a bit busy. Think of June as “bonus 2 newsletter month” as we will have another coming in a bit.

This summer is pretty full for us, with lots of cool things in terms of ministry and some family time. If you have things going on this summer that we can pray for, please let us know.

January Newsletter – Our church on TV

Our January newsletter is in the mail but you can read it now. Just click on this link to download the PDF.

A couple weeks ago a local TV station did a piece on young people and faith in God. They filmed parts of services and interviewed people in three churches. The second church was ours and in if you watch closely a few time you can see us.

You can click here to watch the video.

The first segment was done in a Baptist church and some of our friends with our Hungarian ministry are in it and were interviewed. The second was our church and the third is a Roman Catholic church. The majority of Hungarians identify as Roman Catholic.

The Pecks at church

March Newsletter

The March newsletter is on its way out. Of course if you don’t want to wait, you can download it right now. Just click on the link, March 2015 Newsletter.

In it you can read about Jonida and the impact that the Albanian ministry has made in her life. In the video below you can hear that story in her own words, as well as hearing from other students impacted by Të Rinjtë në Prag të Jetës – Youth at the Threshold of Life.

December 2014 Newsletter

My last post below was from Greece. It was a very good conference but I didn’t mention that while I was there I started having some issues with my back. By the time I got home it became bad enough that I needed to see some doctors and get an MRI done. I’m doing well now but for a couple months I was out of commission. I’m finally getting back up to speed and here is our latest newsletter – I’ll follow up with a new video and some other updates soon.

Our newsletter is going out a little slower due to holiday mail but you can get it now on-line.
Peck Family December 2014 Newsletter

Thanks so much – JR

Update from Staff in Ukraine

We are getting a lot more information from our staff in Ukraine. I think they are seeing the Western news about what is happening and they feel like they have pertinent information to add.

Below is a summary of a letter we just received. If you are really interested in this, feel free to let me know and I’ll send you the full letter. I’m leaving off the contact info. and names of the people who wrote it so it does not come back on them.

Our dear English speaking friends!

We can`t help but notice that your media does not cover objectively the events in Ukraine those days and we are terrified to see that you might think that what is going on in Ukraine is a threat to the public peace or lives of our people.

Let us tell you just several simple facts and you will see that Ukrainians do not have any other choice but to do what they are doing:
1) On January 16th our Parliament adopted a set of laws that limit the public freedoms so absolutely that no other government in the world has ever turned its country into dictatorship so rapidly before.

2) Those laws were adopted by a severe violation of parliamentary procedure – in THREE SECONDS by the show of hands, the speaker of Parliament proclaimed the law was adopted).

3) One of the laws that I would like to underline specifically – permission for the police to use FIRE GUNS against demonstrators.

4) On Sunday in Kiev, after those laws were adopted, the demonstrants were trying to get to the Parliament to protest against the tyranny, but they were stopped half way by the riot police. Usually the riot police attack, people run away, the police catch lonely runners and beat them severely. This time though the people`s anger made them stay and face the police. the police were shooting rubber bullets and fire/gas/sound grenades. The demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and stones in return.

5) Police seem to not simply following the commands of their commanders, but get personal satisfaction from beating and shooting at people…

6) Jobless were brought in and paid to create an illusion of chaos; damaging property, beating pedestrians, etc

7) our political leaders during those 2 months of the protest have unfortunately showed total impotence in conflict solving,

8) President Viktor Yanukovich is controlling all the governmental branches, including Parliament and Court.

9) there were several “round tables” organized but the government did not really want to negotiate…

10) The government is trying to discredit lawful demonstrants in Ukraine,

Ukrainians are peaceful, very patient and dignified nation with the centuries of history and rich culture… One has got to really cross the line to make a Ukrainian burst with anger. It seems that our government has finally done that…