We are two full-time missionaries serving Christ by serving his people in Magadan, Siberia year-round. Although we both came to Magadan originally for a short term mission trip, God called us to a deeper trust and surrender to embrace the call of being full-time missionaries.
Our Mission here is to serve the people of Magadan through sharing the joy of Christ. Some of our ministries include teaching the Catholic faith and the English language to the local kids, hosting young adult events, leading a Women's group, opening the church for young creatives to hang out and share in fellowship, helping around the church and the city, and general relational/friendship ministry. We are striving to live the life of Nazareth and bring the light and joy of Christ to the people of this city.
Magadan is a former Stalinist era Prison Camp / Gulag that was founded in 1932, located on the sea of Okhotsk in Far Eastern Siberia. It is home to 100,000 citizens. Father Michael Shields came here in 1994 and built the Church of the Nativity of Christ, it is the only Catholic Church within 800 miles.