Pray With Us: Eastern Europe


The Soma Family of Churches strive for global, Gospel saturation. To that end, church leaders and pastors from Central Texas are collaborating with church plants in Eastern Europe to cultivate healthy relationships and mutually edify the Church.

We had the privilege of meeting Pastor Ervin Mittelmann and his family in July, when they visited San Marcos all the way from Kosice, Slovakia. They shared about the unique challenges of ministering in Slovakia and we were encouraged to hear how God is using Missional Communities and DNA groups across the globe, just as He’s using them here in Texas. It was a special time of connection and refreshment at the San Marcos River.


This week, Michael Thompson, a member of Soma San Marcos and an experienced missionary to Europe, is currently in Leipaja, Latvia, sharing with a local church about life in Missional Community. Kyle Ogle, pastor of a Soma church in Brenham, TX, is currently training and equipping church planters in Riga, Latvia. Randy Moore, pastor of Soma Austin and primary coordinator of this trip, was originally supposed to be with these men in Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, tragedy struck on the home front and he has remained where he’s very needed right now. The untimely loss of Randy’s dear friend is a surprise to us, but not to God. God has been faithful to be near to both Randy in Austin and the team in Eastern Europe, despite the tragedy. We trust that God’s ways are higher than our ways, and we are excited to watch and see our God at work. We invite you to pray with us for Ervin, Michael, Kyle, and Randy this week and next, as the trip continues. Please pray for safe travels and meaningful, lasting relationships, for the glory of God.

You can click here to learn more about Pastor Ervin’s church plant in Kosice and prayerfully consider partnering with them financially!