The saddest sight once can see anywhere in the world is a child living on the streets with inadequate clothing and not enough to eat.
Russia is no exception to this sadness. Most of the children are in this circumstance as a result of parental alcoholism and drug abuse.
Many parents who cannot face life without alcohol and drugs end up abandoning their children; others in fits of depression commit suicide (the large rate of suicide rate in Russia is primarily due to alcohol abuse).
Russian Missions answers the needs of these children through humanitarian care programs such as soup kitchens that supply nourishment, assistance to orphanages that provide for the physical needs and our caring missionaries who provide for their spiritual needs. Through children’s ministries, Russian Missions has given these children the gift of hope that only faith can bring.
This outreach has proven to be very effective in keeping the innocents from following the self-destructive paths of their parents.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9