I will never forget my first visit to an orphanage in the former Soviet Union. The children I met there broke my heart. They had such a mixture of wariness along with a clear hunger for love—love that was tragically absent from their young lives. So many had come from homes where their parents were alcoholics or so poverty-stricken that they were unable to care for their children. The physical and emotional needs were obvious.
And then I noticed the joy and eagerness in their faces as the faithful Orphans Reborn workers arrived to spend time with them and hold Bible lessons. The games and activities were certainly an important part of the visits, but most important was the clear message that the Lord Jesus loves them, and could give them a future and a hope. Seeing Christ’s love in action and truly making a difference resulted in me wanting to do all I could to see this ministry expand. And more than a decade later, this passion has not changed. Much has been done, but there is much more to do.
I am so very thankful to each and every one of you, our partners in ministry. You help sustain Orphans Reborn and allof the other vital SGA ministries through your prayers and generous support. As we continue to expand outreach into Russia’s Far East, pray with us for many open doors. The needs are so great, and so many have yet to hear the Gospel.