13 Field Focus – Opening Closed Doors and hearts in Siberia

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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


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.  

Focus Notes:

  • The forgotten of the forgotten – the orphans of Siberia
  • A transition home for girls aging out of the orphanage
  • A bleak outlook for orphans entering adulthood
  • Doors at the government ran dormitory, initially closed
  • A new direction – visiting the orphanages – emotional hunger
  • The multi generational impact – Orphans become mothers trying to keep their children
  • The ill-favored boys – high alcoholism rate, low expectations
  • The Russian churches impact on addition – effective rehab centers bring wholeness
  • Connecting families in need to the local church
  • A circle of hope – Rehabilitation, church family, stable homes, spared children, no orphans

Prayer Requests and needs:

  • Russian mothers will be able to provide for their children.
  • Empowerment opportunities for women, micro loans, skills training, entrepreneurship
  • The love of Christ to bind up wounds and heal the broken hearts of the orphans young and old
  • Bus Fare ($1.50) to go to church with the children

A heart for Orphans here at home:

There are 3,000 orphans in Ohio waiting for parents.  Use your gifts as a mentor; anything from basket ball to budgets.

Contact Info:

Katrina Yoder
My email: katrina.yoder@yahoo.com
To donate online: www.paypal.com, click on 
the "Send    Payment" tab at the top. Under 
the "To", put in the email 
"sunrise8255@hotmail.com"...this is the email 
of the ROH bookkeeper, Dawn Wagner, and 
all funds go directly to ROH . If you have any 
questions, feel free to contact Dawn directly at 
the above email, or 330-857-0113. 
By mail: Reflections of Hope P.O. Box 592 
Dalton, OH 44618 .Checks can be made out 
to Reflections of Hope (This will make it tax 
deductible. Please do not write anything in the 
memo of the check for IRS purposes. Please 
send a note along with my name so they know 
who the support should go to.)
Christian Children's Home of Ohio
2685 Armstrong Road, P.O.Box 765
Wooster, OH 44691
(330) 345-7949 - phone
(330) 345-5218 - fax
ccho@ccho.org - e-mail