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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.E050020. Read more
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.E200406. Read more
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.
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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)E040068. Read more
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.E048549. Read more
This project funds the sending and support costs for a mission worker to work with the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy (MPC), an international faith community in Moscow, Russia. This ministry is deeply rooted in social justice and carrying for "the least of these." Sixty percent of the congregation are persons from the developing world - refugees, students, and workers. MPC provides vital spiritual nurture for many who are daily harassed based on ethnicity, particularly English-speaking Christians from Africa and Asia. MPC also provides much-needed food aid to pensioners and others who have fallen through the safety-net in Moscow. Rev. Matthew Laferty is ...MI910070. Read more
Based in his home in Idaho, Gary Payton is the PC(USA) regional liaison for Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Poland. He serves as a "bridge" between partner churches and other mission co-workers in the region and PC(USA) entities and individuals engaged in mission in the four countries.E200395. Read more
Support to this ECO will enable Gary Payton, the Regional Liaison for Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Poland, to work with churches and organizations in the Slavic-speaking portion of the former Soviet Union. Funds will be used to defray travel expenses and telephone calls. Gary's responsibilities include support to missionaries on the field, congregational twinning relationships, support to theological education, support to Russian partner churches spreading the good news to people who do not know Christ and facilitating a variety of faith-based humanitarian projects.E051663. Read more
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.E047954. Read more
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.E051641. Read more