Thank you for your donation of $350. It is not just we who are grateful, but so many poor elderly, street kids, orphans, moms in need, and other Russian parishes who are grateful, too. . . .
With our new activity with the street kids, we at last have been able to rent an apartment for a "drop-in center" where the kids can go for help. We're planning to put a washer and dryer there so they can wash their clothes (there aren't any laundromats in Vladivostok). We've been cooking dinner for them here on Saturdays and Sundays when the cafe is closed. The doctors can do medical exams there, if necessary. And we can have some lessons and learning sessions with them there. Even celebrate a birthday! We are paying rent there, but a foundation has expressed interest in helping us to buy a place. Children can't stay there for the night, because we don't have a license (yet).
Thanks for your prayer and help. God bless you.
V Rev Myron Effing, CJD
Mary Mother of God Mission Society Vladivostok, Russia