This will be the final field report sent via e-mail for the Russia team as, on Monday, we will be enroute to Florida for Debrief. We’ll see you soon.
Weather has not permitted application of varnish to the platform. The O.C., to the greatest degree possible, has been taken down and put away. Some additional work has been done for the root cellar. Because the Russians have been in Debrief, there is no one to translate to do evangelism, but a few soccer games have been played. Since late last week, weather is cloudy and rainy – and quite a bit cooler again. Our most outstanding experience this week was, without a doubt, when Andrew C. (who, though this is his third team, professed to be an atheist) announced he had accepted Christ and committed his life to Him. It was also exciting that John Tull went and prayed with David. The Debrief (for the Russians) and Field (for us) banquet last night was also really awesome! With only three days remaining here at the base, we want to do what we can to get things cleaned up and packed away. The tents were too wet for the Russian kids to take down, so we hope to do that if they get dry. We also need to get our clothes all washed and dry, then pack up to return to Florida after a time of sightseeing in Moscow.
Hannah Ukrainetz says:
“Can’t believe it’s almost over! Waaah! Most of the Russians have gone home already. It has been an amazing experience and I have learned so much. I can now speak a little bit of Russian and so communicating became a bit easier. I am really sad to be leaving in just a couple of days. It will be hard to say good-bye to Russia. God has shown me so much through-out my time here. It’s been amazing!”
Lucas Pingley says:
“Since I’ve been here in Russia, I’ve built a platform and played some sports with some Russians. We also ministered and handed out tracts to the people here in Russia. We mowed at the base here and across the road, too. When we went to the store one day, we stopped to help stack bricks and we have helped to lead 18 people to Christ. All in all it’s been amazing.”