Join us for
Praise & Worship!
Sundays at 10:45am!
Nikita, Daniel, Anastasia, Tolya, Sveta, Anna, Tolya, Sveta, Anna, Vitoria,
Ekaterina, Vasilyi, Tatyana, Alexander, Anton.
These are not just names on a page. They are children who
need to see and experience the love of Christ.
These are children who by God’s grace and mercy will have a few of us
visit this summer and feel the hug of someone who cares, hear the words “we
love you”, “we have hope for you.”
For me personally, going to Kostroma, Russia is more than
just some mission trip. It is going to
see my family. It is a chance for me to take others, to be used by God and to
minister into the lives of people who don’t get the same freedom we have back
in Yorktown, VA.
Right now we need a
few more loving folks to come with us to love on these amazing kids! If you
have never gone on a mission trip or you have a certain tugging at your heart
to go and love some kids who truly need your love this is a good trip to go on. Russia is not a Third World country so you
will not experience the harsh living condition of such a nation. However, many children in this vast and
complex country are “social orphans.” While some have lost parents to death,
many have been orphaned because of alcohol abuse, economic, or other social
factors. In many areas of Russian
society, the word “orphan” is often synonymous with “worthless.”
The orphan story doesn’t end at the orphanage. The second
crisis begins the day they “graduate” from the orphanage —on this day, their
chances for survival are cut in half. Life in an institution has left them
completely unprepared to manage simple tasks of life – or make good choices
about relationships, who to trust, or how to spend their time and work towards bettering
themselves for the workforce. No
guidance and no accountability mean no compass or direction in life.
Orphaned girls are especially vulnerable to prostitution and sex trafficking.
Again, an encouraging card is great! Giving financially to
support a wonderful ministry that helps orphans is awesome! But more than that, these kids want someone
to look them in the eyes, put arm around them and say “You are loved… You are
The trip is June 13-23 and the average cost is around
$1,500.00 and covers all land fees, food and lodging while in Russia. You will
need to purchase an airline ticket which varies in price depending on the
market. But we have seen over the years, folks have airline tickets donated
through miles so you might want to ask around.
I can also teach you how raise the needed funds and we will do
fundraisers once we have our team in place.
In Grip of His Grace,