October 13-25, 2011
- Preached in 14 different locations.
- Drove over 1500 miles in Donets'k and surrounding districts.
- Distributed 500 Russian Bibles.
- Saw 46 people make professions of faith in Jesus Christ. (over all teams)
- Heard testimonies of persecution and faithfulness by Ukrainian Baptists.
- Enjoyed numerous fellowship times with believers.
- Gained a greater respect for public professions of faith.
- Refocused vision from temporal to eternal.
- Sampled numerous variations of cabbage and potatoes.
- Tried partially cured lard for the first time.
- Spent the night in Frankfurt, Germany on the way home.
|Me and my interpreter, Helen, delivering a sermon.|
|The home where I stayed while in Donets'k.|
|At a fellowship meal. The woman on the right had been beaten with sticks because of her faith in Jesus Christ.|
|A 17th century Russian Orthodox church building.|
|Bobby & Jeannette Smith (with Helen) preparing to sing.|
|Me at the Sea of Azov (connected to the Black Sea)|
|Students holding up their new Bibles.|
|A 21st century rural Baptist church in Ukraine.|
|Pastor Dima (r) and Deacon Genna at a fellowship meal.|
|Bobby Smith distributing Bibles.|