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

Intern: Getting to know the kids in Novgorod!

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for all your prayers! This past week was the beginning of many new friendships and the cultivation of old ones. I am so thankful for all of the new people God has brought into my life! I am looking forward to the time I will have with my new friends! Last week I began my ministry at the transit center and the camp. During the day I am helping at a day camp for school kids. At camp, I do or watch whatever activities the kids are doing and have been spending the time … Continue reading

Intern: Goodbye St Pete, hello Novgorod!

An update from our Intern, Amanda: It’s such a blessing to be back in the country that means so much to me! I’m so thankful that my flights went smoothly and I arrived here healthy! My first few days have been wonderful! I have been staying in Saint Petersburg and visiting the transit center. Jet lag hit me harder this year than last year, but I’m hoping to get adjusted to the time difference soon! I am learning how to get around in the city and have almost mastered the Metro, which is a big deal for someone who lives … Continue reading

Intern: Summer Intern arrives tomorrow!

Tomorrow our Intern for the summer, Amanda Collins, arrives to serve alongside SunErgos. She will be working at all of our ministry locations, experiencing first hand the scope of our work. Amanda served with us as a team member last summer and now is coming back for three months. Here is her testimony how God changed her through the three weeks last summer. Last summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to go on a three week trip to Veliky Novgorod. My team and I held a camp for the children at a transit center and also got to visit … Continue reading