Sweltering in Siberia
It has still been extremely hot here in Russia. We did, however, enjoy a little break from the heat on Monday, our last day on the project. It was only in the 80’s and our nighttime temps were down in the 50’s.
The Russian Boot Camp Debrief began on Saturday with the three teams arriving back at the base on Friday. We enjoyed seeing their smiling faces and hearing testimonies of how the Lord used them on their projects. Overall there were 6 decisions for Christ during the Russian Boot Camp and 10 decisions during their project time. What a blessing it was to have been a part of helping train these Russian teens to share the Gospel with those around them.
We praise the Lord for the fruit of the ministry of the Russian teens and our ministry here in Russia. The following gives you an idea of what was accomplished this summer with the Lord’s strength.
Grandelia -Krasnya Niva (Russian teens)
Began preparations for 1st church building in village of Krasnya Niva… Cleared land, set steel fence posts in concrete, sheet rocked and plastered two interior walls in adjoining house
Painted playground of local kindergarden
Conducted 5 outreaches to local kindergarden children (about 15 kids)
Conducted 5 VBS (Vacation Bible School) programs for 20-25 local kids on TMI property
Played in 2 soccer outreaches and one volleyball outreach in Krasnya Niva averaging 20-30 persons each event
No Brakes (Russians teens)
10 Evangelistic Outreaches using ‘Ultimate Frisbee’ averaging 25 persons per outreach.
1 Volleyball Championship EV outreach with about 35 people attending
4 Soccer Scrimmages
God’s Kids (Russian teens)
3 Open Air Presentations
2 Two Day Bible Camps (reaching 33 kids)
Daily door to door sharing and Bible / Tract Distribution
Russia Sports (US Team)
Installed insulation, wind barrier, sheet rock and plaster on 11 walls on 1st and 2nd floors of Teen Missions in Russia BMW building
Added layer of insulation in BMW attic
Removed and Re-installed furnace room roof during winterize work on exterior wall
Installed brick insulation around BMW furnace
Assisted with splitting and stacking of 10 cubic meters of fire wood
Demolished concrete pad to make room for boundary fence
Completed installation of 50 feet of BMW fence and set gate
Installed heat barrier insulation behind six BMW radiators
Participated in the training of 33 Russian teens and leaders in construction, drama, music, puppets, judging OC, tent inspections etc.
Conducted 4 soccer evangelism outreaches averaging 20-40 persons
Conducted 4 volleyball outreaches (one in village with about 15 peoples) and 3 at TMI base VBS averaging 20-25 kids
Gave two Sunday presentations in Shadrinsk local churches
Setup 1 Volleyball Court
Repaired exterior wood siding of BMW building
It is impossible to estimate the true results of our main project…. The spiritual building that God did in each of our lives and in the lives of our Russian brothers and sisters in Christ.
Please pray for those we left behind at the Russian TMI base and BMW…. Babushka Katya, Lyuda and the students
The Russian former team members and leaders
Those we shared wtih in our outreaches
For revival in the Russian Churches
Our head leaders, Steve and Gay Petersen and their two children, Timothy and Faith will be staying in Russia until the end of August. Please continue to pray for them as well.
Thank you for all those who prayed for us and supported us for this summer of service to the Lord.