Russia 2019


*Our Russia Trips are the wildest, most intoxicating adventures: we recommend locking in your spot with a deposit EARLY


John Crowder and team will hit FOUR nations in 2019 to release the glorious Good News! We will bring two explosive supernatural grace events to the heart of Mother Russia, equipping regional churches with the happy Gospel message in Chelyabinsk and Ufa. Get activated in the effortless flow of Heaven as we release healing, impartation and share the love of Jesus in a miraculous atmosphere! Next we'll take a scenic bus journey through Moldova, followed by two more events in Ukraine and Latvia.  Plunge into the intoxicating atmosphere and revelation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for 10 days of wild Holy Ghost adventure.

You DO NOT need all your funds up front, but take a step of faith and get your first deposit and application in below to lock in your spot. Then be sure to share your vision with churches, friends and family who may want to support your mission endeavor!



Our application process is very simple. Just follow the steps below and you're on your way!

OneFor starters, you will place your DEPOSIT to hold your spot on the team.

Space will be limited for this trip, so be sure to register EARLY.

Deposit deadline is February 22, 2019 


TwoNext, you will need to fill out our Mission Application. Please


Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to Or mail them to Sons of Thunder, P.O. Box 40, Marylhurst, OR 97036 (You can also mail in your deposit via check, if you prefer).


ThreeNow, simply wait! We will email you to confirm your placement on the team. We will also send periodic information as it becomes available about the trip. This is a good time to begin fund-raising at your local church or through family and friends who may want to support your mission!



FourYour next and final payment amount is due by April 24, 2019. You can pay this now or later. Just don't miss the deadline! Your payment covers three flights within Russia, Latvia and Ukraine, all hotels, ground transport, and two meals a day - all except your international airline ticket, which you will buy separately.


FiveThis is a "make your own way" trip, which means you will be responsible for purchasing your own airline ticket into Chelyabinsk, Russia, and back home out of Riga, Latvia. (Your payment DOES NOT include this international flight). You can buy your tickets as soon as you are confirmed (keep in mind many folks like to donate air miles to missionaries! So you may end up flying for free) Simply fly into Chelyabinsk arriving ANYTIME on May 31 or no later than our first 7 p.m. evening meeting on June 1. And fly out of the Riga (see flight details below) on June 10 any time of day. You will taxi back and forth from the airport to the hotel. The team will meet up at the hotel in Chelyabinsk. We will email everything you need to know about this and answer any questions.




Total Cost: $2,800

Team Applications Due: February 22, 2019
Final Trip Payment Due: April 24, 2019
Trip Dates: June 22-July 1, 2019


When is the trip?

Arrive in Chelyabinsk, Russia anytime on June 21 or early on June 22 and depart from Riga, Latvia anytime on July 1
(If flying from North America or Europe you will likely need to depart a day earlier than June 1) 

Can I bring a church group?

Pastors and lay leaders may choose to serve as a team leader and bring along a small group from your own local area. But keep in mind that this will be a smaller mission team than we normally host, so if you plan to bring several people, we recommend you register early ahead of the deadline.

How will we serve?

This will be a busy travel schedule. You will serve as a member of the ministry team in each nation we visit. We will we host multiple events where you will heal the sick and release impartation, as well as picking up an impartation yourself!

What is the cost?

The total cost is $2,800 plus you will purchase your own air ticket into Russia and back home from Latvia. The first deposit ($500) is due upon application no later than February 15, 2019. The remainder of the payment ($2,300) is due by April 24, 2019. Deposits are non-refundable, as they are immediately used to forward-fund trip costs.

What do costs include?

The payments you make to Sons of Thunder will cover:
Flight from Chelyabinsk to Ufa Russia
Flight from Ufa to Moldova
Ground transport from Moldova to Ukraine
Flight from Ukraine to Latvia
It includes all of your ground transportation
All hotels
Two meals a day

When do I purchase a flight?

This is a "make your own way" trip, which means you will be responsible for purchasing your own airline ticket to Chelyabinsk arriving anytime June 21 and back home from Riga, Latvia returning July 1. You can begin looking for tickets and purchasing them right away after we confirm your application. Often friends and family have airmiles they may want to donate to you. Exact hour of arrival and departure time is not important on June 21. If your flight arrives on June 22, that is okay as long as you are ready to leave the hotel for the evening meeting by 6:30 p.m. on June 22. The team will meet up on June 22 at the team hotel. We will send information about the hotel once you apply.
**IMPORTANT ... You may find a cheaper flight by booking from your home country to Moscow, then getting a separate flight from Moscow to Chelyabinsk. Cheapest tickets are often found on

Who can join this trip?

Anyone can come along who wants to dive into mission work and enjoys the love and power of Jesus Christ spilling out to the nations! Simply follow the steps above and you're on your way!

Are there age limits?

Sometimes age limits can be waived with parental consent.

What do I pack and what do I bring?

We will send various emails along the way, posting you on advice about packing, eating, currency exchange and many other details.

Do I need a visa?

You will only need a visa for Russia. We will send instructions for getting your visa when you sign up. You will need a passport.

Other questions?

Feel free to email us with further questions at






Sons of Thunder, 7/16/2018