Making a difference in the lives of Russian-Belarusian kids
Organized by: Larry Heller
Larry has been going to Russia and Belarus since 1999. In the early years, the trips were largely about building relationships with children and demonstrating God's love through a 2-week visit to summer camp. As the years went on and the visits continued, the relationships deepened and so did the opportunities to love, support and mentor these now young adults.
Whether mourning at graveside with a widow uncertain about her future or standing in as father for a bride who lost her dad too soon or making a godfather's pledge at a baptism, the goal has remained the same - to intensely and intentionally share the love of God with those whose circumstances have deprived them of feeling their true worth from the receiving of a father's blessing. The task is impossible, yet as easy as just showing up and asking God to also show up too and pour out a Father's love.
These photos, arranged in "then & now" pairs, give a glimpse of what God is doing to lift children up and help them to know their worth.
You can be a part of this work by making a donation through this website. Your gift will not be applied to travel expenses, but will be used 'in the field' for crisis relief, berevement support, assistance for foster mothers and fathers, educational and vocational opportunities, emergency food/clothing/shelter, orphan transitional progrm support, support of orphanage caregivers and similar purposes. Visits to Russia and Belarus are generally semi-annual, bringing help, encouragement and The Father's love to the children who need it.
(*100% of your gift, net of crowdrise fees, will be directed to Russia Ministries, an Unincorporated Nonprofit Association. Gifts to Russia Ministries are not tax deductible.)