Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Ukraine Mission Trip Report Summary

Thank you to everyone who prayed and gave monetarily regarding my trip to the Ukraine.  Here are the highlights of the trip:

October 13-25, 2011

Donets'k, Ukraine

  • 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.

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