Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Reaching to Russia - Why This Matters, Why I Give - Mike Neill

 
 
Michael Neill live in College Park, GA, and is the President of Michael Neill and Associates, Inc. He is the author of two books, Creating and Maintaining a Credit Union Sales and Service Culture, and Coaching for Performance. Additionally, Mike is one of the most sought after speakers in the Credit Union Movement.
 

Though I had given to specific people for their short term trips with YouthReach International, my first to Novosibirsk, Russia, was in February of 2012. The trip was focused on equipping the volunteer mentors that make up the YouthReach International team in Novosibirsk. I was encouraged by the mentors and their commitment to follow Christ as 1st generation Christians. This is done in an environment that often exacts a price for following Christ. These believers do not follow Christ "underground." They follow Christ not only with their words but in their actions. They profess the risen Savior by living their lives transformed by the cross. These mentors sacrifice their time and resources for the children in the orphanage where the immediate results of their efforts are not always evident. However, the call of the message of Timothy to "Pure Religion," is very real to them. I feel compelled to support this work as I see their commitment to live for Christ.

YouthReach has a tremendous vision that is backed by an impressive infrastructure that provides confidence that the resources I share with YouthReach are being used wisely and effectively to impact young people for Christ. Additionally, knowing the Christ-connectedness of the YouthReach leadership ensures that the vision of YouthReach International is led by the Holy Spirit. Everything I have seen and experienced is done excellently, in and by the love of Christ.
 
Mike Neill is part of the team changing orphan's lives in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.  Do you want to stand with Mike on that team?  If so, consider donating now by clicking here
 

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