From the poverty of inner-city Moldova to the war-torn towns of Chechnya, life is very hard for many children in the former Soviet Union. An estimated two to four million live on the streets, either abandoned by their families or running away from abuse and neglect. These boys, girls, and young adults are their nations’ Next Generation leaders, so the character they form today can determine the future of the whole region.
You can make that future brighter with a gift to send needy, at-risk children and youth to an evangelistic Russian Ministries summer camp! In 2011, friends like you helped 8,554 children attend 98 different summer camps.
Most of the children who attend come from non-Christian homes, but at camp an estimated 20% make the decision to trust Jesus. All are given Bibles or other Christian literature to take home, and camp leaders—our School Without Walls (SWW) students—follow up with discipleship. We know from experience that many of these boys and girls will come to church for Sunday School and other programs, and soon, they’ll be bringing their families along. In this way, the simple seed planted at summer camp can reach whole communities!