This upcoming teaching trip to Russia in May should be just that – a trip to Russia. No multiple border crossings, no major adjustmets to different cultures, and staying within only three (!) time zones: Moscow, Southern Urals, and Eastern Siberia.
The most challenging part was to squeeze my events between two national holidays and the week of finals in most schools and universities. That’s where years of experience and an extensive partnership network came in handy. Well, it also took some rather intensive praying and trusting the Lord to fill my schedule in a much shorter time than usual – I returned home just in time for Easter, only to turn around and leave again on May Day.
As always, I will be presenting (every day!) to three of my target audiences: to teachers and university students (future teachers); to clergy and lay leaders; and to the general public. Two out of these three groups will be mostly non-believers and nominally “pravoslavnye” people. Your prayers for softening their hearts to receive the seed of the Gospel will be greatly appreciated. Please also pray for my air and ground travel across the globe.