Posts Tagged ‘california baptist university’

A few days left for the teams’ ministry in Russia.  Both teams are finishing up their day camps at the orphanage and disability center.  If you ask one of the team members:  “Was it hard?” Their answer will be a definite – “Yes!”  But you cannot stop there…. keep asking, “Was it worth the difficult days and the tears?”  And you will hear an unanimous – “Yes!” (more…)

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We have successfully completed one full week in St. Petersburg! We are all happy, healthy and loving our ministry.

Our first day in the orphanage was a little rough, but we adapted quickly and won over the kids with multiple games of “Duck Duck Goose.” (more…)

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Hello, family and friends!

The team is off to a great start and we love living in the city. It has taken us a while to adjust to the time difference, but I think we are finally on “Russian time,” as we call it. The weather is surprisingly warm, which would be a blessing if we had not packed our winter clothes, but we are thankful to have a little bit of California weather. (more…)

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That is what the California Baptist University has been doing their first few days.  Learning Russian history, becoming experts on the Russian people and learning how to read the signs in the underground metro.

On their second day of training they went in pairs to an orthodox church.  Learning how to get there and ask information in Russian about the church’s history.  (more…)

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Our second team for the summer has arrived today! After a long flight, with all of their luggage they flew into St Petersburg – tired, yet excited to be finally in Russia. 🙂

After unloading their suitcases and choosing their beds, they were told that sleep comes only after 9:00pm, which was in four hours.  It seemed like an eternity for them. 🙂   (more…)

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