Our Russian team has just lost two of our members. Our Russian translators, Anna and Svetlana had to return to work yesterday. It was such a huge blessing to have them along and we pray they might be able to join us on another trip in the future. We are now in Kingisepp and will be here for a few days. Now I'll let Jaclyn tell you about the trip with a few of her favourite pictures.The pictures here focus mainly on our time in Yekanerinburgand the village of Gargarka.
It's always sad to leave behind new friends! Here are Maxim, Lena and Maxim seeing us off at the train station. The people in Russia are definitely the best part of traveling here.
Here is another good friend we met! Debbie, Brian, and Thomas with Misha, who helped us with translation and lots of other logistical planning in Yekanterinburg. Our time in Yekanerinburg was blessed by all his help.
It's great to have a chance to connect with kids! Here is Leona playing on the jungle gym with the children in Gagarka. Later we sang a song and told these kids a story from the Bible. Most of the families in this village are Muslim.
Here are some of the kids we were able to connect with! Ina and her friend in Gagarka.
Here is Brian teaching the children in Gagarka how to do pull ups. The building behind him is the school. We were able to visit a bit with one of the teachers who was there. Pray that perhaps this will open doors to speak to the kids there in the future.
Please continue to pray for our trip. We have one more week here before we fly home. God's Peace to all!