Since January, two interns have been living in Saint Petersburg waiting for an orphanage to open its doors to Americans. While they wait, Natalie and Gia have not been idle with their time. A local NGO has kept them busy with empowering Russian women on how to live with HIV. Here is an update from Natalie as she looks back on the last 3 months living in Russia. I can’t believe it’s already been 3 months! I just helped finish my first international grant proposal with EVA. I’m learning more and more about my abilities and contributions with the NGO … Continue reading →
Hello again friends and family! We are so happy to be able to update you again with how God is working in Russia. Below is our own personal reflection on the last few days at the HIV Baby Orphanage. Jessica: I have been so enjoying our time at the orphanage! I have been blessed to work with the babies, taking them for walks and playing with them. They are so thirsty for attention and hugs-they are so precious!!! It is fun to try to communicate with their nannies and try to figure things out. One highlight from today was seeing … Continue reading →
It has been an amazing month for these four students who decided to spend part of the summer break serving orphans and the disabled in Russia. Their last week was spent at the Disabled Center, serving the teens who are outcasts in the Russian society. Abundant love and care was shared towards those that God holds dear! Continue reading →
Greetings from St.Petersburg! Our time here in Russia has certainly been an enriching experience for each team member and continues to be a blessing to those we encounter. Our team has grown closer, as we have been a source of encouragement and strength for each other. As we have been here for three weeks now, a routine has come into place. It is nice to have a better understanding of our surroundings and the people we work closely with. Like the past letters, we would like to share about our week in more detail. Continue reading →
We hope you all have been experiencing God’s many blessings- as we have!
This week our team has been able to see and experience more of St.Petersburg’s beauty. While the beauty surrounds us daily, It’s often difficult to comprehend the pain and suffering that goes on within the city (which we experience greatly at our ministry sites). We will proceed to describe our daily activities for the week in order to give you all a better understanding of how we spend our time in Russia. Continue reading →