Jared has been working with Teen Challenge of Russia for the past 10 years.
Traveling to different areas of Russia to help equip Russian ministers in the Teen Challenge Ministry, to be teachers and leaders of Teen Challenge facilities.
Teaching both Group Studies for New Christians and Personal Studies for New Christians using the Teen Challenge
curriculum. The past 2 years Jared has also been involved in starting 2 gym outreach ministries for churches in Russia, from designing of the gyms, to teaching their trainers training theory (Jared is a fully licensed personal trainer).
The gyms offer a Christian outreach to both young and old and offer a safe place away from the rampant problems of drug and alcohol abuse that has plagued Russia.
We are planning to work with 2 more churches in the next 18 months to replicate this outreach model which has shown to not only be effective but, as a functioning gym, it is also able to be a self-supported outreach for the church after initial costs.
Natasha has been working with the Book of Hope for the past 15 years. She works as the accountant for the Book of Hope ministry in Russia, as well as regular field work as an interpreter.
She is also very active in traveling to help with the Teen Challenge ministry with her husband.