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Siberian Fajitas (Reprised)

October 21, 2011


We concluded our two-weeks of Practically Speaking English in Siberia with a return to "Amigo's" for some Mexican food.  The fajitas were great and they made me hungry for Tex-Mex.  We were in this same restaurant last year, celebrating our 2010 ministry in Novosibirsk.  


This year, we were celebrating ministry in two cities.  Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk-Akademgorodok both lie on the Tran-Siberian Railroad and are two of the largest cities in all of Russia.


Coincidentally, on the return flight over the Atlantic, I watched a movie called "Transsiberian".  I'm not particularly recommending the movie, but it tells of a young couple returning from a mission trip to China.  Instead of flying, they decide to take the Trans Siberian Railroad to Moscow.  It is a pretty violent movie about drug smuggling and the human condition, but  if you want to see what the train ride is like, check out this movie.  (We traveled this same railway in the same type of train car from Krasnoyarsk to Novosibirsk.)


 The report on these two great weeks of ministry can be found below.   



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Thanks to several generous donors, we are making progress toward our goal of  $5000 so we can receive the $5000 matching gift.  However, we still have not reached that goal.


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Report on PSE in Siberia - Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk-Akademgorodok, Russia.  Two great Russian cities, two great weeks of Kingdom work. 

Advertising for the English course in Krasnoyarsk 

Joe Wilson put together a great video of these events (watch it on  YouTube).


The banner in this photo advertises our Practically Speaking English course in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.  Its placement on one of the busiest thoroughfares in the city resulted in more than 800 pre-registrations for the course.  The fact that only 300 actually entered the Baptist church to complete the registration shows just how difficult it is for them to overcome their preconceptions about church and Baptist churches in particular.


Nonetheless, the results were very good.  59 prayed to receive Christ and 49 requested more information about the Christian life.


Here is what our partner, Joe Wilson, had to say, "We traveled to Krasnoyarsk first and held our very first English Course there.  This event was SUPER.  The Church we started there participated along with several other Churches.  The atmosphere was great and it was very easy to work there.  The local Believers took care of us as we stayed in their homes.

This was the first time doing the course there so we had no reputation to work from.  We had 800 pre-registered but only 300 actually came.  People were hesitant to come to us at a Baptist Church building because of old propaganda that is still active in Russian culture.  During the time of our Course these myths were cast away and now we have a great reputation in this city.  We are expecting bigger numbers next year.  The results were quite good and we expect lots of fruit from our work.  The local Churches will continue to work with these people through weekly English Clubs.  We are looking for Americans who might be willing to move to Krasnoyarsk for 1 or 2 years and teach in these English Clubs.  Its a great opportunity. Please pray about this."

After Krasnoyarsk we took the overnight train on the Trans Siberian Railway and traveled to Novosibirsk-Akademgorodok.  We have established a good reputation in that city and had more than 300 students.  Of those 49 prayed to receive Christ and 41 asked for more information about Christian living.




Our 2012 Schedule Is Now Available
We are challenging ourselves, and you, to reach more people with the gospel in 2012 than in any previous year. 
2011 has been a banner year for our ministry with more events and more people coming to Christ in Nicaragua than in any year before.

We also entered into new relationships with churches and church planters in Nicaragua.  2012 will be a year of several new venues for our Practically Speaking English evangelism and our medical team evangelism events.  That translates into even more opportunities for reaching people in this country.

To accomplish these goals, we need more resources in the form of money and manpower than ever before.  With the economic challenges facing our country, this will be a challenge for us and for you.  Our prayer is that many of you who have been in the field with us before, will join us once again.

We also are praying that those of you who have never joined us in the field or supported us financially will participate with us directly as an extension of your personal ministry.

NOTE:  Due to rising airfares, we need commitments much sooner than in years past.  To facilitate this requirement, we have reduced the deposit amount and made the sign up deadline earlier.  See the event schedule for the specific dates.    



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Nicaragua Experience by Gina D.

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