In St. Petersburg, according to recent statistics, every fifth child comes form a dysfunctional family and 12,000 children are homeless.
Liana, age 7, was born in Syria. Her Russian mother and Syrian father are now divorced, as the war forced her mother to escape back to St. Petersburg.
Liana still sees her father via Skype and worries about his life in Syria. Liana, like many other children, needed support, encouragement and kind words to be able to express her true feelings without fear of another’s expectations or a sense of obligation. While at a Grain of Wheat camp in summer 2015, not only was she enthralled by listening to the truth about the creation of man, the meaning of sin and the cross, but she was able to discuss it with her leader. Liana now lives without fear because she knows she can give all of her worries and cared to God, because He cares about her.
When camp is over, our priority is to stay in close touch with campers and their parents.