In a few short hours, I will board a plane for Russia, where I will be serving from April 29 – May 11. This is my eighth trip in nine years, helping to train pastors and leaders in Anapa and Elista. As on previous trips, I will be working with John & Naomi Musgrave, missionaries who lead a ministry called “Mentoring Matters.” This ministry follows the example of the apostle Paul in Acts 13-14, helping to strengthen and establish churches by training leaders.
Since 2011, I have taught on several books of the Bible or biblical leaders—Joshua (2011), David (2012), the Patriarchs-Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph (2014), Moses (2015), Romans (2016 & 2017) and Revelation (2018). Carol went along in 2011 and 2014 and served behind the scenes. This year I will be teaching a Harmony of the Gospels. Last year, 43 people from four different cities attended the classes.
Thanks to your prayers and generous gifts, the trip is fully funded.
Here’s the schedule for the trip:
- April 29 – May 1 Travel (Boston – Amsterdam – Moscow – Anapa)
- May 2-4 Teach class in Anapa
- May 5 Church in Anapa
- May 5-6 Travel (Anapa – Krasnodar – Elista)
- May 7-9 Teach class in Elista
- May 9-11 Travel (Elista – Krasnodar – Moscow – Amsterdam – Boston)
Please pray for safe travel, good health, effective communication, and mutual encouragement with the participants.
Internet permitting, I will try to provide periodic updates and post them on the blog.