Missionaries are helping the Russian Baptist Union and the local churches in Sochi to develop and implement their ministries for both the Olympics and Paralympics. They are helping develop ministries both leading up to and during the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. They have been bringing teams to Sochi that reach out to the city’s population and share Christ with them. For example, teams are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) workshops for the local people who will be helping with the Olympics. These ESL workshops provide many opportunities to share Christ. The September 4 – 17, 2013, mission team will be leading one of these workshops.
Tentative Team Schedule of September 4 – 17, 2013 Mission Team:
Wednesday, September 4 — Leave the States
Thursday, September 5 – Arrive Sochi
Friday, September 6 – Orientation
Saturday, September 7 – Register students
Sunday, September 8 – Worship/set up classrooms
Monday, September 9 through Friday, September 13 – Daily English courses
Saturday, September 14 – Sightseeing by day and student party late night
Monday, September 16 – Moscow
Tuesday, September 17 – Back to States
Approximate cost of trip: $3,000 including airfare.