Russian Ministries puts feet to mobilizing the local church.

By November 11, 2003

Siberia(MNN)–Russian President Vladimir Putin recently explained that their foremost concern was over the future of the young generation.

He went on to say that if nothing was done, their decline would become a national catastrophe. The number of street children and orphans outnumber the country’s military.

A Siberian outreach through Russian Ministries is mustering response. The logic is that through exposure to the Gospel and discipleship from the local church, life changing behavior results, ending in a direction shift.

Russian Ministries’ Sergey Rakhuba says they’re partnering with Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child as one means of outreach tool. He says the gift-filled shoeboxes are a major support for the local church. “Lots of churches, here in America, and all over the world are participating in this project sending shoeboxes to those countries where churches can get then farther to their needy children.”

The partnership, Rakhuba says, goes a long way toward helping Russian Ministries achieve its mission statement. “We’re trying to mobilize all these newly planted churches, especially in this area, where there was not that much Christian influence before, to reach out to children and the young generation, to schools, to orphanages, and especially children at-risk, with this new project called ‘Project Hope’.

Teams deliver the gift packs and provide followup to children and families throughout the winter and spring.
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