Hope for Life Homes, Russia

Many children are abandoned and need parents to love them. It is our goal to provide home settings with only a few children per home avoiding the coldness of an institutionalized setting that is associated with Russian orphanages.

We find Christian couples who are willing to care for the abused, discarded, innocent little ones of Far East Russia. Zhanna Markina oversees ministry activities in Russia, while Joye and Jeff Ballard work on behalf of the ministry from the U.S.

children60 Orphan Care

The Hope For Life Home house parents care for the children’s physical and spiritual needs, just as they would their own children. A family setting and structure is one of the most effective ways to nurture Godly children. The house parents teach the children the Word of God on a daily basis ensuring they are active in a local church.

We pray desiring that each child would accept Christ as their Savior and have a personal relationship with Him.

education60 Summer Camp

Each year we send many social orphans to a Christian summer camp. As you may imagine, it becomes the highlight of their summer. They are children that either live in an orphanage or with parents that do not properly care for them. God has used the camps in a mighty way to see many children come to Christ. Many of them have also shared what they have learned with other orphans in the orphanages. They are becoming disciples and spreading the “word” to their peers!!!


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Jeff and Joye Ballard with their children


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