Twenty-five years ago, the first group from Broadmoor UMC traveled to Ekaterinburg, Russia. That trip marked the beginning of a unique and significant journey. Over the last two decades, countless members from Broadmoor have traveled to FUMC Ekaterinburg to lead Vacation Bible School, direct Bible Studies, visit orphanages, prepare food baskets, and make much needed repairs in the church.
This summer presents a special opportunity for the people of Broadmoor to partner with our Christian brothers and sisters in Ekaterinburg, Russia. We are expecting over 120 children forVBS this June. However, the VBS curriculum and materials are not available in Russia. A group from Broadmoor and Louisiana is traveling to Ekaterinburg on June 11th to take the necessary supplies to the church and help lead VBS. We are excited that the reach of this year’s VBS goes beyond FUMC and includes children from 5 other churches in Ekaterinburg. The impact of this year’s week of ministry stands to influence families all over the city of Ekaterinburg.
We are counting on our church family here in Shreveport to make VBS possible for our Russian brothers and sisters in Christ. Please consider making a contribution to the 2016 Russian Mission to Ekaterinburg, Russia. Know that your gift will immediately be used to purchase the necessary VBS materials to be hand delivered in June.
Many of you have traveled with our teams to Russia. You know firsthand the impact. Countless more have prayed and believed. And many have faithfully given their resources to people they have never met. And that’s the gospel message in action that we read in Mark. It’s the directive that Jesus gave his closest friends and his call to us. Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all.
Thank you for not only hearing, but being doers of this word. Please pray for safe travel for our group in June and consider making a financial gift. You may give by placing your check in the offering plate or leaving it in the business office. Please note “Russian Account” on your check and make payable to Broadmoor United Methodist Church.
In His Service,
James Gillespie, Director of BUMC Russia Initiative