1988 Mission Trip to Ukraine

July 28, 2022

In 1988, Anne Hutchinson participated in the US-USSR Bridges for Peace.   This is the first of a series about mission trips organized by the church over the past decades.

In early summer 1988 I was asked if I had a passport by a member of the Mission and Action Committee. When, I affirmed that I had, I was asked if I would like to represent the church and much more broadly my country on a citizen exchange to Ukraine (then a member of the USSR).  The goal was to help break the atmosphere of animosity and fear that pervaded the US-USSR Relationship…

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