Sand, smiles and sunshine

Camp is over and Amanda is back in Saint Petersburg. Here is what she writes: It’s been a crazy, yet beautiful week and a half at the camp for disabled youth! It’s right on the Gulf of Finland and the beauty of God’s creation is everywhere. I was without technology the whole time and it was a beautiful thing to just be in the midst of nature without outside distractions. Living in a tent and camping for 10 days was very difficult, but God taught me so much. During the course of the camp I helped with two different kids … Continue reading

Witnessing God’s beauty

Water, sky, sand, rain, sunshine and children – all represent God’s beautiful creation! We are half way done with the camp at the Gulf of Finland. An amazing example of God’s beauty as we witness the outcasts in society embraced by God through His people. Ten full days of reconciliation in the midst of God’s creation! In its fourth year of partnership, SunErgos has been working with Perspektiva, a Russian based non-profit, to empower the physically and mentally challenged youth of Saint Petersburg. “We live in tents for 10 days, cook on a bonfire, wash in the sea, play games, … Continue reading

Off to the Gulf of Finland!

Hello Everyone!    Thank you for all of your prayers and support. My last two weeks in Novgorod were challenging, but good. I spent a lot of the time at the TB center and serving alongside the team from Armenia. The team from Armenia arrived on the third of July and I went to meet them for lunch. On the Fourth of July I spent most of the day with the team. They were planning what to do with the kids at the TB center and taught me a dance and a skit that we could use for ministry. In … Continue reading


Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer! It’s been almost two weeks since I last wrote an update and so much has changed for me. It’s been challenging, but as always God is sovereign and God is good! Right after, I last wrote you, I got sick again with another cold. Thankfully it was not as bad as the first time and I did not have to miss out on much time with the kids. On the weekend I was able to go to the lake with some friends and visit a dacha (summer house) … Continue reading

Reflecting on the past month

Hello all! I’m happy to be able to say that my first month here has been amazing! I have been so blessed by all the people God has put in my life here! I am looking forward to the rest of my time and seeing how God will continue to work in my life and in the lives of those I have met here! It has been a fun-filled week and a half with the kids. Last Tuesday, I was able to accompany the TB Center kids to a carnival! As my translator was not able to attend, I had … Continue reading