Although the last decade has brought some improvements for the general conditions in which Russian children live, Russia is still filled with street children and neglected orphans.
In Moscow, we have worked with both street children and orphans in state orphanages. Many street children are from a gypsy ethnic group (Tadzik), and are not accepted into Russian society, which is why they end up on the streets. (We previously worked with a girl called Alexandra to reach these children.)
We are now partnering with Pastor Alexey Klimenko and his church for this project. Alexey also works with us on seasonal projects to reach the neglected children in orphanages. Please pray we can expand this work and reach more children both on the streets and in the state orphanages.
In St. Petersburg, Russia, we have done varying projects to help state orphans. Through our PRAYER CHAIN, we have prayed for older orphans in a certain orphanage and seen many of them be adopted by godly, forever families in America.