It has been a whirlwind year for us and is hard to believe that eight months ago we returned from Russia. . . and we’re already planning to go back! Deep on our hearts has been the desire to see disciples made in the world’s largest nation, and the way we’re trying to do that is the promotion of Family Discipleship & Christian Education through relationships with healthy established churches all across Russia. As you know, our family of ten spent October & November of 2012 traveling across the country teaching in churches and sitting across kitchen tables talking about the life and purpose of the Christian homeschooling family. And they heard us! We could not have been more thrilled to hear, after our return to the states, how in one church alone 12 families pulled their children out very godless government schools and committed to take the reins of education and discipleship! Now we feel it is time to plan something bigger, comprehensive, and accessible to share this vision: A 2014 Family Discipleship Conference in St. Petersburg! Please read on to get the whole scoop. . .
“…WE’RE ALREADY PLANNING TO GO BACK!”
For many of you, Christian home education has been the catalyst and environment for making disciples of your own children. Back in 2004 when we attended our first homeschool conference, we were awakened to our God-given responsibility and privilege to bring our children to a Biblical understanding of God’s Word, His ways, and His world – it was a true paradigm shift in our thinking. Since that time, we have sought to integrate homeschooling with international missions. And with unexpected doors opened to us in the country of Russia, we’re seeking follow the leading of the Lord with our family, for the sake of their families! So, here’s the plan. . .
With a national conference in mind, we need to lay a lot of ground work ahead of time. We’ll have to secure a venue, speakers, curriculum vendors, as well as building a volunteer team of Russians and Americans to oversee registrations, meals, lodging, and many other logistical responsibilities. Through the many providential contacts made while we were there last year, we’re confident we can put together this “Russo-American” team! This brings us to our upcoming plans. During the early weeks of September (next month!), Scott, Andie, and daughters, Talitha and Noel, are planning to travel again for a nine day trip to St. Petersburg in order to start the initial planning for a 2014 spring conference.
“…A FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP CONFERENCE IN ST. PETERSBURG!”
This is where you come in. . . We are asking for you to help us continue the vision and deepen the impact by supporting us and praying for success. If this is something you can get behind, we would love to welcome you to our support team.
Our financial need to accomplish this September Planning Trip will be about $8500
Two Ways to Give:
1. Go to www.DavidsonsInRussia.com and click on the donate tab <OR>
2. Send a check payable to Christ the King Church to the address below
Andie and I believe that this may be the time for Christian families like ours to invest in ministry opportunities that include the whole family to stretch our faith and to prepare our children and young adults for a life of service to the King. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to learn more about what we’re doing, and to discover how you can be involved.