Christians head to Russia despite recent laws

By February 15, 2013

Russia (MNN) — Russia isn't as free as it was following the fall of communism. Increasingly, the country has created issues, making ministry difficult. However, it's not stopping Orphan Outreach from helping orphans there this summer.

Just before the end of 2012, Russia passed legislation making it illegal for Americans to adopt Russian children. So, the need to reach out to them is even more important. That's why Orphan Outreach is hosting a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, July 19 – July 28, 2013

In 2010, of group of listeners with Mission Network News and its sister stations traveled to Russia to serve orphans in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. Excitement about the opportunities to minister to the children caused them to return in both 2011 and 2012. They plan to return again this year, and you can join them.

If you're interested in spending time with children who don't get a lot of love, who crave attention, and who are interested in hearing about your life, this is a trip for you. With the help of Russian Christians, you'll get a chance not only to spend time with the kids, but to share your faith–something that could change a heart for eternity.

In the summer months, it's traditional for orphanages to take the children to camp outside the city. Unfortunately, there are few planned activities, and the children spend their days with little to do, adding to a feeling of helplessness. As a team member, you can engage them and give them hope by playing games, doing crafts, sharing God's Word, and more. You'll be able to make a huge impact in their lives — perhaps even planting seeds of the Gospel.

There are only a few spots available. The trip application deadline is today. For more information, click here.

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