Joining us on the journey, which included an eight-hour overnight train ride, was mission guest lecturer and preacher, Rev. Russell Nebhut, LCMS pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Texas.
was volunteering in Russia for ten days, preaching and conducting a Bible study, "Introduction to St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians," for the members of various congregations of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria.
(For his lectures, Pastor Nebhut used the recently published Concordia Commentary on 1st Corinthians which has partially been translated into Russian.) We joined together with the congregation in worship at the multi-purpose mission education center.
As Rev. Nebhut
taught on 1 Corinthians, Nina and I spent time with Japhet, talking of how we could reach other students with the Gospel.