Kingdom Air Corps in Far-East Russia
In Far-East Russia, there are hundreds of villages that are not readily accessible on road, in many ways similar to Alaska. In these villages, there are thousands of people who have not heard the Gospel. When Dwayne and Carolyn started working on Kingdom Air Corps after coming home from Russia where they spent six years, they saw the same need in Russia as in Alaska–training for pilots who wanted to reach the remote places.
As the ministry grew, they began to pursue teaching Russian student pilots and pioneering native-based ministry facilitated by aviation. Through the years, several Russian pilots have been trained, some of whom are still working with Kingdom Air Corps in Russia.
Currently, Kingdom Air Corps is working in the regions of Khabarovsk and Yakutia. In April 2013, our first mission airplane, a Cessna 172, arrived in Russia. In 2016 an additional 2 planes, a Cessna 182 and another Cessna 172 arrived at our base. We continue to see the need for missions aviation grow in Russia to reach the remote parts of Far East Russia with the Gospel. Dwayne continues to visit and minister along with our Russian missionaries.
Konstantin (Kostya) Rudoy earned his private pilot certification and instrument rating through training with Kingdom Air Corps. A Russian physics professor, he feels his calling is to minister in the remotest villages in Far-East Russia. Kostya ministers in many villages of Far East Russia, flying pastor, missions teams and translators to the remote villages. Many of these destinations he goes to do not have roads and he has been flying in Kingdom Air Corps' Cessna 172 and soon in the 182 as well. It will be a good opportunity to meet people and build relationships. Please keep Kostya and his ministry in prayer.