Journey Church Mission Team Ministers to Orphans in Russia

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A mission team from Journey Church in Kingwood, Texas recently returned from ministering to orphans in the port city of Kaliningrad, Russia.

Journey Church, a Kingwood, Texas congregation whose mission is "to bring hope, healing, and health to the city of Houston with the life-giving message of Jesus Christ," recently announced that their mission team has successfully completed a ministry trip to Russia. The mission team, who joined the Change 30 orphan ministry, worked with over 100 children at a Russian orphanage campsite in Kaliningrad, Russia over a period of 10 days in July.

"It was a first mission's trip for many of the team from Kingwood, and their lives will be impacted forever by their experiences," said Mark Moreno, founder and senior pastor of Journey Church. "In fact, a few of the team members that were on the trip are now in the process of adopting a Russian orphan to give them something they have never had--a family."

Journey Church teamed up with Change 30 to offer support and help with their ongoing work on behalf of Russian orphans. Change 30 is a ministry that is devoted to raising the unusually low life expectancy of Russian orphans by providing love, compassion and an opportunity to develop a personal relationship with Christ Jesus. Change 30's program teaches teenagers vital life skills that are not taught in a Russian orphanage and offers key resources to help them avoid the typical adult orphan's life of crime, prostitution, sex-trafficking, alcoholism and drug addiction.

"It is more blessed to give, than to receive," continued Pastor Moreno. "These words of Jesus became very real to the entire team as we felt the hope rise among these kids. Simple gestures of love like encouraging words, smiles, high fives and hugs, transformed the demeanor of the kids from despair to hope."

Journey Church also announces a new sermon series called "Connect the Dots," which will expand on the process of spiritual growth, connecting all the dots in people's lives. The series' focus is to demonstrate how people can enjoy a satisfying life of significance by impacting those around them with the love of God. Journey Church offers cutting edge dynamic worship, practical and empowering messages that are relevant to today's culture, a thriving and attractive children's focus, as well as various life groups around the area. For more information about Journey Church, visit their website at

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At Journey Church, their doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Their goal is to infuse life and God’s love into people and families through engaging, powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways. But it won’t take long to discover that they’re more than just a Sunday church. In our relationship with God, our family, our friends, and our world ... it’s where new heights begin. They invite people to worship with them this Sunday! For more information visit their website at

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