Local man headed to Sochi Winter Olympics

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -  A Region 8 man is headed to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, but he's not participating in a sport.

Doug Compton of Paragould is 1 of 19 Americans headed to Russia to spread the word of the gospel.

"It's not really about the events," said Compton. "It's more about spreading the gospel with people from literally all over the world who come to one location."

Compton, along with other members of Action Ministries International will spend their time in Sochi, introducing people to the Bible through pins. The pins have colors and symbols that all have an important meaning. Their mission is to reach out to spectators and the locals, but Compton said they'll also get to help spread the gospel to athletes and their families.

"We get to go to the USA house," said Compton.  "We'll probably be at the USA house for two days depending on how security is."

Although, there is concern for his safety, Compton said his faith is what keeps him from worrying.

"I rest in knowing that God is in control," said Compton.

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