Reaching Russian Youth with ApologetiX CDs
Mon., Aug. 1. 2005 11:17pm EDT
Earlier this year, ApologetiX fan and Russian missionary, Bob Carter emailed Karl about his upcoming trip to Siberia to minister to the local youth. He said he was planning on taking his ApologetiX CDs to share with them. Karl offered to donate some New and Used Hits CDs for the trip, and Bob came to our June 4th concert in Toledo and picked up a "CARE package" of CDs for the trip. Well, he's back with an awesome praise report we'd love to share with you!
On July 13th 2005 a team of ten American missionaries, Ambassadors for Christ set-off for Siberia, Russia. Our final destination was a kids' camp two hours from the city of Tyumen in Siberia.
After three flights and 34+ hours of travel through 11 time zones, we arrived at kids camp. The American team along with Russian team, camp counselors and interpreters spent 10 days at camp. The camp had over 100 children ages 7-16, from the region.
The American team was involved in all camp activities including bible studies, games, sports, crafts, drama skits and music. Over the ten days of activities some 20+ children accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior. Each team member was provided with their own Russian interpreter. The team was able to witness and share their testimonies with all the children through nightly question and answer sessions done at each cabin.
Russian Interpreters, Roma, Kostya, Yuiry
Dima, Russian Interpreter
Bob with Russian Youth
Sveta, Camp Counselor
The team was able to share Christ with everyone at the camp. Along with sharing the Gospel through our spoken words,New and Used Hits CD's donated by ApologetiX, were distributed to all the Russian interpreters in the camp and cabin counselors, and to all those involved with music provided within the camp.
All of those who listened to CDs were impressed. One comment made by Russian interpreter (Roma) was, "Your music was 'Incredible!'
I would like to thank the band for their donation to Team USA. The sharing of Christ through ApologetiX music is a winning combination!!!
Thank you Bob, for answering the call to missions, and praise God for the 20 new souls!