That the generation to come might know . . . (Psalm 78:6).
God’s Word tells us of the importance of children in the eyes of God. In Russia and her neighboring countries, generations are growing up with little or no knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and reaching them with the Gospel is critical.
Russian children and their families face monumental challenges. Economic conditions have been unstable since the Soviet collapse, and even two decades after the end of atheistic communism, millions are left with an enormous spiritual vacuum. Parents want better lives for their children, and they are deeply grateful when caring local church workers show genuine love to their little ones. Because of this, evangelical churches have tremendous opportunities for evangelistic outreach and discipleship ministries dedicated to children. Best of all, as the children are shown Christ’s love through the local church and believe the Gospel, the children often become the evangelists to reach their whole families.
Children are the church of tomorrow, and whether it’s through SGA-sponsored summer camps, orphan ministry or Sunday schools, the God-given opportunities to reach them are truly vast.
February 8th, 2017The first year she was at our orphanage, Valeria did not come to our lessons very often. It was a very sad picture, and as I pondered it, I began to pray for her and trusted God to begin His work in her heart. And He did! As time went by she changed, and was like a frozen flower that was returning to life by means of light and warmth.
January 23rd, 2017I thank you for your prayers and financial help to hold Christmas ministry here in our region in Belarus. The children at our church prepared a Christmas program of the Lord Jesus Christ’s birth, including songs and poetry. We invited local children to our Christmas service along with their parents and friends.
December 9th, 2016My name is Nadezhda Kozel, and I am 16 years old. I was born into a dysfunctional family and ended up living with my two youngest sisters in the local orphanage.
October 27th, 2016Out on the banks of the Ob River, we held three camps for children and youth of different ages. We called it Bethel – the House of God. The purpose of the camp was to reach children with the Gospel, teaching biblical truths even as we had many fun activities together. We had two shifts in the camp with 80 children, and half of them were kids from unsaved families.