SGA-Sponsored Orphans Reborn Team in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Our dear friends! I cannot find the right words in order to describe our ministry at this time of crisis. What a blessing to see people face to face, to see the children and their difficult lives, and to provide them with physical help and the love of God! With your support, I was able to visit six families. All of the children in these struggling families have attended our club “Young Life” through Orphans Reborn.
Sadly, not all of these parents take responsibility for their children and care for them. I want to introduce you to one teenager named Danil who is 15 years old. A year ago his mother died and his father was not willing to take responsibility for himself and to care for his son. Danil was forced to care for himself. We try not to leave him without supervision—we are always ready to help him, and we are grateful to God that we could help him with food. In the beginning, he was surprised when we came to him with bags of food and he thought that he would need to pay for it, or that his father would need to fill out papers (his father was not even able to come out of the house). But when we told Danil that he does not need to give anything in return, he was overjoyed! And the joy that we experienced is hard to express in words!
We also visited a large family where the mother was so grateful that she even told a friend of her older daughter about our youth club. As a result, her two daughters and their friend came to our small group for girls two days after our visit to their family. The mother, Elena, wrote us a short note of thanks. We also received thanks from Diana and her mother Anna. They wrote, “Thank you very much for the very needed food. This very moment in the life situation as it is we have a real need of it. Thank you for your help and understanding, we want to express our honest gratitude.”
Young Cyrill and his brother Dima wrote us as well. “Thank you very much for the food, it was soooo important for us, as we had almost nothing to eat at that moment. Thank you very MUCH for all those things and thank you for all the good things and that you help us along the way!”
I am grateful to God for your responsive hearts and I want to express personal gratitude with the words THANK YOU VERY MUCH! You are helping us be “kindness transporters” to many who need to hear of God’s love through Jesus Christ.
Editor’s Note: Marina herself is an orphan who was won to Christ through the ministry of the SGA-sponsored Orphans Reborn team in Krasnoyarsk. Her life was truly transformed, and the Lord is now using her testimony to reach other orphan children just as she was reached. This is the fruit of Orphans Reborn that you help make possible.
Compassion and the Gospel of Christ are transforming souls in Siberia, and beyond, as people are drawn to the church through encounters with believers.
The coronavirus is still active and people are still in great need, so we must take it day by day, serving faithfully and resting in God’s promises.
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