Thanks for praying while I am traveling. I have gone from Regina to Minneapolis, MN in the U.S.A. and after a 6 hours wait flew from there to Paris, France. In the airport in Paris I had a 5 hour wait and have since boarded a flight for Moscow (just 30 minutes ago). When I arrive in Moscow I will meet my interpreter and board yet another flight to Yekaterinburg, Russia where I begin ministry as soon as I arrive as it will be early evening when we get there. I believe there is a 15 hour time difference between home and there…
I am looking forward to finally being where the ministry begins. Although, I have to admit, I have had numerous opportunities to share my faith in Jesus with people both on planes and in airports over the last two days … people from many different nationalities and religious backgrounds. It has been fun.
These next 14 days of ministry are something that, for me, has been greatly anticipated. All three cities are new to me. The area of Russia is also new to me. The last two cities are in Siberia and I have been fascinated with that area of this nation for many years. In fact, as is usual when entering a new area, I read up on the history and culture of the people. And have done so this time as well. There is a great book that covers this area and a lot more of Russia – Jonathan Dimbleby’s “Russia – A Journey to the Heart of a Land and its People.” A great read this past summer, published by the BBC in England.
I appreciate your interest in my current trip and covet your prayers while I am here ministering and especially for all the traveling we will be doing within this trip. We will spend close to 48 hours on the Trans-Siberian Railway system while moving between cities … prayer required!