“Because of SunErgos, my attitude towards ministry has changed completely. Serving alongside SunErgos was the best thing I have done to help shape my future outlook on ministry.” 2010 Intern

To be an Orphan with HIV

SunErgos works with an HIV/AIDS baby orphanage. Many of the children coming into the baby orphanage have been abandoned at hospitals, police stations, or left to die in dark alleys or dumpsters. These children are not only born with HIV, but have often inherited their mother’s drug and/or alcohol addiction.

Abandoned and Neglected: The life of a social orphan

A social orphan is a child that has at least one living parent, but has either been abandoned by this parent, has runaway from home because they can no longer live in such an environment, or they have been removed from their home because the government deems it an unsafe living environment. Unlike some countries where the numbers of children orphaned remains high because of war and disease, many children in Russia are abandoned because of social issues that corrupt families.

Always Orphans

Before the Soviet Union, before Lenin, before Stalin, Yeltsin, and Putin, the prophetic Russian author Dostoevsky, through his intellectual character Ivan Fyodorovich Karamazov, asked a question that still plagues Russia today. Ivan asked, “Listen: if everyone must suffer, in order to buy eternal harmony with their suffering, pray tell me what have children got to do with it? It’s quite incomprehensible why they should have to suffer, and why they should buy harmony with their suffering.”