Russia 2010 Day 8 – First Class Interloper

Jan. 11, 2010 - Late Jan. 10, I packed by bags for the long journey home. We planned to leave for the airport by 8:45 a.m. the next morning. Our time in Moscow passed more quickly than expected; full days made time fly. My bags were stuffed with dirty clothes and souvenirs; my heart was … Continue reading Russia 2010 Day 8 – First Class Interloper

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Christmas in Moscow Day 7 – Church at the Vet’s Office

Jan. 10 – Our Last Full Day in Moscow - On Sunday, our team split into to three groups to attend different churches in the Moscow area. I went to a church in northwest Moscow with three other team members. It was located near the last stop on the Green Line of the Metro. The … Continue reading Christmas in Moscow Day 7 – Church at the Vet’s Office

Christmas Day 5 Part 2

Jan.8 -- Christ the Savior Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral and Red SquareAfter lunch we were off to see Christ the Savior Cathedral. The original building was built to commemorate the Russian victory over Napoleon. Stalin destroyed the original building 1931 to build a massive monument to Communism. The structure would have been topped with a colossal … Continue reading Christmas Day 5 Part 2

Christmas in Moscow Day Four

Jan. 7 – Christmas DayOur task for Thursday was our most difficult yet. We were asked to give away flyers about Dedication Church and the church’s upcoming outreach service Jan. 9 near the Metro (subway) stop. Because of the language barrier, this would be a tough task under any conditions. The weather created yet another … Continue reading Christmas in Moscow Day Four