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Bering Witness Mission To The Russian Far East

The Yukon Presbytery, in ecumenical partnership with four other denominations, is preparing and sending Yupik (Eskimo) evangelists to the native peoples of Siberia. New believers from Siberia have come for several of training and encouragement to serve as house church leaders and Bible study leaders in their home villages. The goal is to establish an indigenous, self-sustaining church among the native peoples of the Chukotka Peninsula of Siberia.

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Congregational Twinning and Outreach to Minorities (Russia and Eastern Europe)

This project funds the sending and support costs of mission coworkers to work with two ministries. Ellen Smith is the regional liaison for Eastern Europe. Ellen and Al Smith coordinate the Congregational Twinning Project in Russia and Belarus, a program connecting congregations in the US with congregations in Russia and Belarus for mission and friendship. Al Smith also works to expand the mission outreach of partner churches in Russia and Eastern Europe to marginalized ethnic minorities, particularly Roma. The emphasis is on evangelism, community development, and human rights. The Smiths are based in Germany.

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FM: Bible Translation For Unreached People Groups

Join a new effort to provide translations of the Bible for people who do not have a viable church presence in their culture. Your gifts can help bring God's word to people who have never had it in their own language at an annual cost of $4,000-$6,000.

(FM = Frontier Mission)

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FM: Siberian Unreached People Initiative In Russia

It is estimated that there are 156 separate ethnic groups in Russia and that 120 of them are without a viable church. Russian Baptists are committed to planting churches among these unreached peoples. In fact, Baptists in Siberia are already involved in an outreach among those who are closest to present established congregations. There is an opportunity for PC(USA) to work in partnership with the Baptist church to reach out to the unreached peoples of Siberia.

(FM = Frontier Mission)

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Kargel & Badaeker School

The Kargel and Baedeker School, St Petersburg, is one of only two Christian schools in a metropolis of 4.5 million. The school was founded by and is directed by Garth Moller, PC(USA) minister from the Presbytery of San Gabriel. Supporting 100 students the school seeks to educate students to know God as revealed in Scripture, to develop character and to develop his or her full educational potential. Gifts will be used to purchase textbooks and equipment.

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Russia Church Twinning Project

The Russia Church twinning project links PC(USA) congregations with Russian Orthodox, Baptist, Lutheran, Reformed and other congregations across the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. The relationships strengthen the spiritual bonds that unite two congregations and create the opportunity for every PC(USA) congregation to live out its mission in the world. Gifts support the administration of congregational relationships, travel to sister churches in Russia and camps for Russian pastors and families who come together for spiritual renewal.

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Russian & Belarussian Orphanages

Tens of thousands of children, orphaned or abandoned, exist in private and state-sponsored orphanages across Russia and Belarus. The orphanages are characterized by poor food and facilities, inadequate medical care and an underpaid staff. Gifts will enable partner churches to provide Christian love, material support and enhanced outreach to orphanages in the communities where PC(USA) congregation "twins" are located. Mission Workers: Ellen and Allen Smith.

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The Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy

The Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy (MPC) is a multinational, interdenominational, English-speaking Protestant congregation organized in 1962 by the National Council of Churches of Christ of the U.S.A., based on a 1933 agreement between the U.S. and Soviet governments to ensure religious freedom for foreigners in the U.S.S.R.Today, MPC is a shared ministry of the PC (U.S.A.), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Reformed Church in America, the United Methodist Church, and the American Baptist Churches. After the collapse of communism, the ministry grew to include students and refugees from Africa and ...

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