Russia Mission Trip 2011

Jeannie and I will be traveling to Ryazan, Russia February 22 – March 2 to participate in the West Virginia Baptist Convention/Russia mission partnership.  We will be teaming with other WV Baptist church leaders to conduct evangelism seminars for local Russian churches.  We also will be encouraging Russian pastors and church leaders, and receiving encouragement from them, as we all seek to win souls to Christ and strengthen our congregations.  This trip will be our third one to Russia — Jeannie and I feel a special leading of God to partner spiritually with these wonderful people.  In Philippians 1:3-5, Paul expresses well our sentiment towards our Russian brothers and sisters in Christ when he says,  “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”

If you would like to help, you can do so in two ways.  First, you can support us through prayer spiritually.  As we form partnerships to increase the sharing of the Gospel, there will be spiritual opposition to our efforts.  Second, you can support us financially.  The total cost for both of us to make this trip, including air fare, translators and accommodations, is $4,000.  If you would like to give, please write a check payable to Nitro First Baptist Church, designated for Russia mission trip, and mail it to:

David Bess
Nitro First Baptist Church
PO Box 248
Nitro, WV  25143

Although the due date for us to pay the balance of our travel costs is January 23, a large portion of the money is due Friday, January 7.  Any funds received in excess of the $4,000 will be used to further the work of the Russian Baptist churches.

Please send Jeannie or me a Facebook message if you have any questions, or email me at

Thanks for reading!

In Christian Love,


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