Russia (MNN) — In post-Communist
Russia, young people are plagued with an influx of Western vices that are
uncensored and readily available to young people who have little or no moral
guidance. Book of Hope's Irina Litvinova
says, "The reality is that the young people have really different values
Litvinova says because of the
changes, they're taking a different approach to outreach this year. "We want to decrease a little the number
of books distributed, but we do want to increase the quality and effectiveness
of our distribution."
The Book of Hope is the Gospel-text
harmonized, translated, and published into different languages and distributed
with government permission in public and private schools.
Revamping a ministry approach
takes time and requires careful prayer and strategizing. "That's why we're
going into this deep research project. We want to really measure how effective
we are and what we can do to reach this new generation."
Book of Hope has launched a massive
research project called the "Spiritual State of the World's Children."
It's the second year of a three-year project that studies the next generation
in the ministry's first 15 outreach fields.
The data generated can be shared
with other ministries for even greater impact. Findings will position the Book of Hope and The GodMan film to make the
greatest possible impact.
Pray that Book of Hope would
expand its reach to every child and
youth throughout Russia. Pray, too,
that the Russian churches would have a renewed passion to reach the lost
children and youth of Russia. Click here if you are interested in Book of
Hope's Russia team.