Our partnership with Russia is with the UMC in Samara. Our support has been relational as we have sent mission teams to them and they have come to visit us as well, but it has also been financial. Through our financial support, our sister church in Samara was able to purchase a church building.
Our brothers and sisters in Samara are in many ways a first century church, they live in a world where discussing their faith holds them up for ridicule from neighbors and co-workers, yet they proudly and boldly share their faith stories about how being a follower of Christ has changed their lives.
While relatively small in numbers, our friends at the church in Samara, are part of an active, thriving church with sixty six people out of about a hundred actively involved in church ministries such as feeding the poor and homeless each week and participating in Bible study courses.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Samara, Russia as they continue to do the work of the Kingdom!
If you are interested in being part of a future mission trip to Russia, please contact Sarah Putman in the church office.