Thinking back to my first experiences in the former Soviet Union, I am amazed by how far they have come… Moscow streets were as empty as the shelves in the stores. Today its one of the top cities in the world. Communication was limited to outdated phones that rarely worked. I couldn’t even call home from there. Today, nearly every young person has a smart phone and so many have access to the internet. Like us, they have come a long way.
But there is so much left to do in the FSU and in so many countries around the world. I think we have the greatest opportunity in history to reach millions with the Gospel through electronic media. And I believe it will take believers from around the world, working together, to see lives transformed.
For years now, our team has focused on the next generations in the former Soviet Union. Our goal has always been to introduce them to Christ at a young age and, together with the local evangelical churches, to teach them all we can.
So many came to Christ. Kids impacted entire families as they came home from camp and told them about the Lord. Orphans experienced the real meaning of Christmas as we told them the story of the birth of the Savior. Young people heard who Jesus is as they learned English as a second language using scripture and Christian songs as their texts.
As we move forward our purpose will continue to be to mentor, resource and connect with people around the globe to bring hope through our network of national teams and global partners. We also will continue to empower people so they can find provision for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs on their own and become a viable and valuable part of their community.
At GSG we will partner with concerned and qualified people who value people, with organizations with similar purpose and objectives, and with those who rely on power from God and those who believe provision that stems from faith will bring much fruit. GSG overall goal is adding value to communities globally, one life at a time.