Siberia

media: 

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

 

Quote to ponder:  “They thought we were worth it.”  Reflections of an adult orphan from Russia regarding those Christians who came to stay, not just to visit.

 

 

 

Our Guest:

Katrina Yoder - Reflections of Hope

Missionary to the Orphan

Chita, Siberia

Focus notes:

  • Recapping one year later after our 1st interview, Episode # 13
  • Chita, Siberia – another 6 ½ hour flight east from Moscow
  • Katrina' 2nd year serving the orphan in Chita
  • Social orphans of drug addiction and alcoholism
  • Foster care option a new paradigm
  • Minimal adoptions, a life without hope
  • Emotional poverty, the walking wounded
  • Aging out of the orphanage with vulnerabilities
  • Dormitories of young adults with the same woundedness
  • Only 1 in 10 will make it in the world outside the orphanage
  • What is different about the one who makes it?
  • Who will be the one to make that difference?
  • Building relationships now that will be a bridge when they leave
  • Where there is someone waiting there is hope

Summary:

Never heard of Chita, Siberia?  It is often God who introduces us to places we would otherwise never hear about.  Chita seemed to find Katrina, and now she is seeing this city more and more as home.  

media: 

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Our Guest: Katrina Yoder – Missionary to Orphans in Chita Siberia in Russia; with Reflections of Hope out of Dalton, OH.

Quote to Ponder – 
“God had shifted my direction.  But actually he brought me back…back to the same place I couldn’t get into.” – Katrina Yoder
 

Summary:

How far would you go to share the love of Christ?  Siberia is a forgotten mission field and its orphans are the forgotten of Siberia.  Only the providence of God can explain how a young social worker from Ohio has found her place among the generations of orphans in need of a heavenly father in the little known city of Chita.  Katrina will be returning for her 3rd year with greater clarity and vision.  Join us as we hear what God is doing in a land best known for its exile and labor camps that housed so many Christians during the reign of persecution in the former USSR.