For nearly 15 years, Woodmen Valley Chapel has supported the children of the Mstyora orphanage in Russia. One of the very first pioneering churches to get involved in orphan care ministry, they truly understand how to walk alongside local leadership and empower children to overcome poverty, abandonment, and violence.
Their involvement spread from the orphanage of Mstyora to older orphans sent to technical schools and unfamiliar cities. They established transitional living programs and helped launch our Vladimir Ministry Center for older children.
I would say thousands of children have been impacted by their work.
One couple, Dave and Sondra Wayman of Woodmen Valley Chapel, decided to sponsor children at the Mstyora orphanage. This video is from Yana, one of their sponsored children, as she reflects back on what Dave & Sondra's sponsorship meant to her as a child growing up in an orphanage.
Dave, Sondra, and many other long-term sponsors from Woodmen Valley Chapel have developed lasting bonds of friendship, as they have watched and supported so many orphans as they journey from abandonment to full independence.
For the Fatherless,
CEO | HopeChest
P.S. Want to visit Russia? Dave and Sondra are leading a trip this August. Find out more about how you can join them on a special vision trip to Russia!
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