New Coats for Orphans

April 21, 2008

We want to thank all our ministry partners for your generous support and prayers. Together as we meet spiritual and physical needs of the Russian orphans we see their lives changing for ever!

Today I brought to the Shuya Orphanage new coats for all girls, clothing, and shoes. On the picture attached you can see girls from the 9th grade enjoying their new coats and saying: OGROMNOE SPASIBO! (THANK YOU VERY MUCH!) All the kids were so happy!

Have a Blessed weekend,

Alexei and Tanya Kotchan


April 21, 2008
Greetings from Ivanovo , Russia from the Kotchan Family! We haven’t been sending any updates for a while and I just can’t wait to share with you our exciting news!
We moved our Christian book store to a new and great location in the Silver City Mall, we were able to purchase all new furniture and equipment and install 3 new computers connected to the internet which is bringing many young people to our store. I am going to send some pictures soon. Also, 2 months ago we started Alpha Club at the Ivanovo College where we are holding weekly discipleship outreach studies to students. While political climate is getting colder in Russia , our God is giving us so many unique opportunities to share the gospel with young people.
Our nonstop ministry at the Shuya orphanage is going great, I am sending pictures attached made yesterday at the first this year open field picnic. Although the weather was still pretty cold kids were thrilled to play outside and eat tasty pancakes with hot tea!
We want to thank you for your thoughts, prayers and for your generous support.
Alexei, Tanya, Liza and Mary Kotchan