World Mission sponsors tour to Russia

LCMS World Mission is sponsoring April 22-May 5 an Ablaze! tour to Russia and the Baltics, where the collapse of European communism brought the Synod irussia tour.jpgn touch — and in partnership — with fellow Lutherans who remained steadfast in their faith through decades of persecution.

Hosting the tour will be LCMS World Mission Executive Director Robert Roegner and his wife, Kristi; LCMS First Vice President William Diekelman and his wife, Carol; and LCMS World Mission Regional Director for Eurasia Brent Smith and his wife, Jennie.

The tour includes visits with partner-church representatives and LCMS missionaries, a first-hand look at their Gospel ministries, and stops at historic and other sites in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Riga, Latvia; and Vilnius, Lithuania.

Cost of the trip, including round-trip airfare, is $3,779.  The price also covers lodging, breakfast and dinner daily, tour guides, intra-European travel, all gratuities, taxes, and the Russia visa fee.

For more information and to download an application form, go to  Or, contact Sherri Morris at (314) 996-1302 or

Posted Dec. 5, 2007

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