WHY RUSSIA? In 1992, SON Network began our ministries in this large and culturally rich country.
SON Founding Director, Pastor Don Richman began working in Russia prior to the fall of the Soviet Union and in 1992 formed East European Missions Network (EEMN). SON has a long history of working in Russia; hosting conferences and English camps, as well as providing Christian resources and raising funds to build Bible Schools. Since our first days in Russia, God has increased our reach into Central Europe, the Baltics, the Balkans, East Asia and Ethiopia.
Sadly, in 2016, President Vladimir Putin signed into effect the Yarovaya Law. Embedded in this anti-terrorism law are severe restrictions on any form of Evangelism and Missionary activity. This has made it increasingly more difficult to do the Lord’s work in this country and has made it unmanageable to take mission teams. SON has long-standing partnerships throughout northwest, central, and east Russia and continues to help Connect Spiritual Orphans to the Global Family of Christ.View Opportunities
SON’s Work in Russia
Russian Ministry Partnerships
SON Partners: Christian Center and Campground and ELKUSFO (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Urals, Siberia and the Far East)
Where we work: Karelia, Volga, and Ural regions
What we do: Due to recent anti missionary laws and the present political climate, SON is currently unable to take teams to Russia, but we continue to raise awareness and support for our partners so that they can continue to do the work that God has put before them.