Paragould man heading to the Olympics

    10:41 PM, Jan 23, 2014   |    comments
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    PARAGOULD, Ark. (KTHV) - As the Olympic games in Sochi draw closer, more qualifiers are announced each day.

    A Paragould man is on his way to the Sochi Winter Olympics, but he isn't going for the gold.

    Doug Compton is headed to Russia to preach the gospel. He and 18 other members of "Action Ministries International" will spend their time at the Olympics introducing people to the bible.

    "It's not really about the events. It's more about spreading the gospel with people from literally all over the world who come to one location. I don't have to go to them, they come to me," said Compton.

    Compton said AMI raises all of their own funds for a chance to teach others about the Bible.

    And despite his safety concerns, he's says his faith will give them courage.

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