Another year of camp has come and gone, but its effects will forever remain in the hearts of the many orphans who were blessed to attend. This year, 25 orphans accepted Christ as their personal Savior! Each child who accepted Christ has a mentor from an HFL home or church that will follow up with them and encourage them in their walk with the Lord. Two testimonies stand out and show us God’s grace and His unfailing love for the orphans in Russia.
Ksusha is an orphan who accepted Christ this year at camp. She is pictured (on the left) with her sister and brother who have also come to Christ through the camp ministry.
Polina (back left) came to Christ five years ago at camp. This year, she went to the camp to serve as a cook’s assistant. After a few days, the camp director asked her to be a mentor’s assistant because of her strong testimony!
All of the Hope for Life Homes have shared with us that the kids have come back from their time at camp encouraged, renewed, and with a greater desire to serve the Lord. Many of our house parents serve in the camp as counselors or in the kitchen. It is a great opportunity for our families.
Hope for Life Homes exists to equip Christian couples in Russia to care for orphans. While our flagship home has ten orphans, we also help couples that care for only one or two children. This has allowed us to help many more orphans without the start up costs of purchasing a new home for a larger family. These families are typically in need of funds for a bedroom or small addition, beds, school supplies, and clothes. To date, we have assisted 20 couples that are collectively caring for 56 orphans! This month, we are considering helping three more families. Any gift, small or large, will help us provide a loving family for an orphan in Russia.