Endeavoring to obey the Words of our Lord when He said in Mark 16:15 "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Russia by Debbie
The next few posts will be pictures and comments from the mission team members. This post is by Debbie Rokala. The focus of her pictures is our first stop in Russia: the Tula region.
It's always helful to know at least some of the local language when in the mission field. Here are Leona, Brian, and Jaclyn practising some Russian after breakfast.
Pastor Vitaly and his wife Galina made breakfast and opened their home and hearts to us every morning and drove us around to the places we needed to be while we were in the Tula region.
While at Vitaly’s, his granddaughter Nastya became our cute little friend! She was such a little sweetheart and she loved to just chat up a storm even if we never seemed to answer in a language she understood.
Leona saying goodbye to Nastya--As well as to some good new and old friends--just be for we left Tula region.
Here are Sveta, Brian, and Anna making bracelets on the train to pass the time and to hand out to the people we meet. We also taught the youth at the youth camp to make these friendship bracelets. We then reminded everyone of the importance of our friendship with Jesus as well as our friendships with our brothers and sisters in Christ!