Pastor Dmitry and his team have a big vision. They have been talking about opening a center for homeless men. The center will house them, teach them the Good News, rehabilitate them and get them back on their feet working as productive citizens. One of the things we really like about Dmitry and the church is that they are doers, and not just talkers. This last week they opened the new center! It is only in it's infancy but we believe that many men and women will come to know Christ through this center.
We had the privilege of being asked to go to the center for a visit and pray a prayer of blessing over it. The Lord spoke to us and said it will be a house of refuge and healing. This week Karen and I will be purchasing some dishes and other kitchen items for this new center.
In America when we hear about a "rehab center" we probably have a mental picture of a reasonably decent place to live with a well trained staff and nice facility. In Russia, a rehab center is typically a village style house with an outhouse and few other amenities. Here are a few photos of the new "Social Rehabilitation Center for Homeless People".
live at and will help operate the center