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Voronezh, Russia: A Volunteers In Mission Project

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The Project Site is located in a scenic forest preserve near the city Voronezh, Russia. We will convert a recently purchased but run-down tourist facility into a Russia United Methodist Church (RUMC) retreat and conference facility. The facility will be made available to other denominations.

photo of outdated bathroom photo of rustic log cabinphoto of very small cabin

The twelve and a half acre site is next to a clean river, has a hotel for 96 visitors, a separate dining and recreation building, and about 20 guest cottages housing from four to sixteen people each. Work has begun under the direction of the RUMC District Superintendent Igor Volovodov of the Central Black-Soil District, refurbishing the heating system, the water supply, and the plumbing. Volunteers are needed to repair, refurbish, and redecorate the facility. On-site workers are needed for painting, decorating, grounds keeping, landscaping, glass replacement, calking, minor repairs to walls and windows, and perhaps laying of carpets or vinyl flooring, etc.

Contributions can be designated for "Camp Voronezh" by specifying ADVANCE #15179A

For questions about sending United Methodist Volunteer In Mission Teams to Camp Voronezh/Russia:

The Rev. Tom Clark
United Methodist Volunteer-In-Mission Coordinator
West Virginia Annual Conference
PO Box 969
Summersville, WV 26651
Telephone: 304-469-4126 (office); 304-206-8257 (cell)
Email: tomclark@oakhillumcgroup.com

Photos - Click to view larger images:One of several run-down bathrooms; one of the larger guest cottages; a four-person cabin. Photos by Peter Priest.