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

Summer Camps 2013!

It is that time of year once again! Even though the trees are just starting to sprout, our summer Camps are about to start in Russia! This year, from May to September, SunErgos will host six camps for orphans and street kids in Russia! With the help of four ministry teams and one Intern, hundreds of children will experience hope, love and grace. Teams are coming from California Baptist University, Three Rivers Church outside of Chicago and a volunteer team from around the USA led by our own staff member Meaghan Frost.  In addition, we are excited to have an … Continue reading

Finishing up Christmas in Russia!

Did you know that the Russian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th? So, if you enter a home in Russia right now, you might still see a Christmas tree still standing decorated and in lights. Right after the Christmas celebration, our Novgorod Director, Marina, made sure the kids in the only unofficial orphanage in Novgorod really knew the meaning of Christmas. Once again there was singing, dancing, sharing the Nativity story and giving out presents!  This orphanage is divided into three sections: preschoolers, elementary and High School.  Each group of kids received their presents and had a celebration of their … Continue reading

Christmas in Russia.

Once again the TB Children Center in Novgorod was busy this past December with getting ready to show their friends the story of Jesus’ birth!  So exciting to see the kids and teens acting out the Christmas Story! The children were so eager to do the play “The Birth of Jesus” this year again that Marina, our Director in Novgorod, could not resist their excitement to do the performance even though on the first days it was hard to organize them. They behaved so badly that we were about to cancel the play. But to her surprise, on the next … Continue reading

SPU: Goodbye, paka, dosvidaniya…TB Center…

Today we had to say our final goodbyes to the children that we have spent the last three weeks with at the TB Center. All of the children have touched our hearts in many ways and it was really difficult saying goodbye. We have made memories that are going to last a lifetime. Our time here is Russia has been full of laughs, love, and joy. Russia will always have a place in our hearts because of the beautiful children, generous people, and tasty food. We knew we were going to see God’s work here before we came, but we … Continue reading