MISSION PARAMETERSIt is the main parameter of any mission to preach the Gospel and guide people into a right relationship with God. How ever this is not always achieved by the same means. In the case of the Mission to Perm, the people are being met at their needs in the hope that they may see Jesus.
The Russian government is not accepting of the preaching the Gospel, but, due to a dire need for societal morality, they will allow the teaching of the historical Christ as a basis for morality. So the team will be instructing Russian teachers on the "History of Christ" from both the old and new testiments.
A large proportion of Russian men are alcoholics and abusive. Russian women are in despair and with out hope. The team will speak to groups of Russian women to show them that there is hope in Christ. Thanks to the generosity of many people, the team has acquired a supply of cosmetics to give to these women.
Due to an epidemic of Tuberculosis many children end up in orphanges. Some because their parents have died and others because their parents cannot properly care for them. Many will die there. Clear broth and bread are the staple for their diet. Thanks to the generosity of many people, the team will be able, to one of these orphanages, present enough money to purchase 5 cows and provide fodder until the harvest. The dairy products may well make the difference between life and death for some of these children. Each child will be told of the love of Jesus and be given a small stuffed animal.
HIS WILL BE DONE:
The Lord doesn't always reveal to us his whole purpose, so we must be ready to give an account of the hope that we have. There may be many unrevealed reasons for the team's presence in Russia. May God's will be done, and may the members of the team be blessed with the knowledge appropriate to the situation. Please join us in prayer for the Russian Mission to Perm. It is hoped that through these acts of kindness, the people of Russia might see Jesus and His unending love for all His children, and that they might find salvation through Him. Amen.