All across Russia, national evangelical churches and young Next Generation Christians will bring Christmas hope to 50,000 orphans and needy children through Project Hope: The Great Gift Exchange.
This Christmas hope will reach children like Pasha, whose home is a tuberculosis hospital.
When Russian Ministries’ Next Generation Christians arrived at the hospital to celebrate Christmas with the children, all of them happily gathered, ready to play games, watch Christmas skits and open the presents their guests had brought with them.
Except for Pasha. He sat by himself, staring out the window. Soon Elena, one of the young Christian leaders, noticed Pasha. “I took a gift and told Pasha that Jesus loved him very much and prepared this gift for him. Pasha nodded, took the gift from me and walked away,” recalled Elena.
As the boy walked away, Elena noticed that he walked with a limp. The orphanage staff explained that Pasha’s mother didn’t want him, and had injected him with a concoction that adversely effected him as a baby.
“Now Pasha has problems with his eyes and one of his legs has grown at all,” Elena sadly reports. “He was close to his father, but he died from TB a few years ago.”
As dismayed as she was by Pasha’s story, Elena took heart in the opportunity she had to be a part of Project Hope: The Great Gift Exchange.
“I am so thankful to God that He gives us a chance to tell theses chldren about His love and bring them hope and joy!”
Soon, national evangelical churches, School Without Walls students and other young Next Generation Christian leaders will be preparing Christmas presents for 50,000 orphans and needy children.
But Project Hope: The Great Gift Exchange is more than delivering presents. It’s about building relationships in which Christmas hope—the hope of Jesus—is communicated through a loving touch, a friendly conversation, and above all, through God’s Word.
You can have a part in making Christmas a reality for children like Pasha all across Russia.
• A gift of $25 will provide one gift that includes small presents and a children’s Bible.
• A gift of $50 will provide two gifts and two children’s Bibles.
• A gift of $100 will provide four gifts and four children’s Bibles.
Make a secure online gift to Project Hope: The Great Gift Exchange, and start helping Russian Christians get ready for Christmas today!