Andy Frecka invites you to ride along in the backseat of his succession of variously reliable vehicles as he travels the back roads of a Russia that you have never seen before. You'll learn about the culture (don't "just look" at the car dealership), the language (complete with sounds that do not exist), and the customs (a steam bath in a banya is both a cure-all and an expression of welcome). You'll also learn about the people, from Andy's lively and resilient family to his resourceful comrades-in-arms to the surprising and interesting people he meets in his mission work. Meet the mysterious spindle maker, the kind customs agent, and the optimistic taxi driver as you walk, hitch-hike, fly, and drive your way across Russia with a regular guy who has a knack for the odd meeting, the chance observation, the apt phrase, and the ability to laugh at himself. In 1995 Andy Frecka left behind a promising career as a scrap yard security guard to follow God's call to missions in Russia. Now ten years in full-time ministry in the city of Perm, he enjoys not just telling, but living stories together with his wife Rachel and their four small children.
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