Russia, here we come!

Just a quick word to let you know that the next group of Mission 1:27 travelers will leave on Thursday, March 26 (tomorrow) to journey to Russia to visit our friends and family in Slobodskoy. We have nine travelers this time with some defining characteristics:

  • Five adults – four return visitors and one newbie
  • Four teenagers giving up their Spring Break (two without their parents)
  • Two pastors
  • A couple of bald dudes
  • A world-recognized international jump roper
  • A captain of the lacrosse team
  • Two musicians
  • A few tattoos
  • Nine passionate pilgrims waiting to see what God has in store for them

The journey starts at RDU where we will depart to the Big Apple (which is not Atlanta as the map shows but that’s a minor detail). After a layover at JFK, we will take the 10+ hour trek to Moscow where we will get to see the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square. Then comes a 14 hour overnight train ride to Kirov, where we will meet with some of our orphanage graduates at the Ministry Center. After some lunch and supply shopping, we will take a one hour bus ride to Slobodskoy where we will shower and prepare to great the kids and staff at the orphanage.

Total travel time? 40 hours. Memories made? Priceless.

Our Trek - Using Planes, Trains and Automobiles (actually, Buses)

Our Trek – Using Planes, Trains and Automobiles (actually, Buses)

Stay tuned to this blog over the next week as we share our observations, perspectives and insights as to what God is doing to us and through us on this trip. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support.

Blessings to all.

Mission 1:27 Travel Team

6 thoughts on “Russia, here we come!

  1. Blessings and safe travels, friends! Missing you already, but excited for this trip! If you run into Yuliya A in Kirov, please give her a hug from the Parkers!

  2. Safe travels team M1:27. Praying for God’s provision for each of you. Words that come to mind: astonished, imagination, caring, presence, vulnerability, and love.

  3. Wishing you all a safe and wonderful trip. Thank you for your generosity and love to these youngsters

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. Newbies-enjoy the Trans-Siberian Railroad! You will be in our heart and prayers each step of the way. The Hanlon’s

  5. Safe travels and prayers from your CUMC friends in NYC.
    Love that musicians are on your trip!
    Kelly and michael

  6. Praying that each of you feels the loving embrace of our Lord surrounding you each moment and mile of this journey and that you have many opportunities to extend that embrace to our Slobodskoy family. Thank you for the generosity of your spirits and gratitude for the loving welcome you will receive from the youth and staff in Slobodskoy. Travel safely, in peace and solidarity, and secure in the knowledge that you are loved and you are bearers of love. Carole and Don

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