Russian Orphans Enjoy Fun Day

October 16 2018

Thanks to Sergey and Zhenya Zaozersky, both graduates of the OMS-founded Moscow Evangelical Christian Seminary (MECS), orphans in Vladimir, Russia, feel valued and loved. The Zaozerskys regularly visit six state orphanages in the Vladimir region where many of the kids would be forgotten if not for the ministry of the orphanages and people like the Zaozerskys ministering to them.

Sergey and Zhenya, with six kids of their own, four of whom are adopted, live what they learned at MECS. They recently treated the orphans to a trip to Vladimir for Orphan Fest, a fun carnival-like event. What a wonderful experience for these kids to enjoy being kids by eating pizza, getting their faces painted, making crafts, watching clown tricks, playing soccer, getting dance lessons, and receiving lots of prizes. Each child also receives a Bible at the end of the day.

In September, two of the sponsored orphans started school for the first time, thanks to generous OMS donors. It’s hard to imagine what would have happened to these orphans had the Lord not intervened through Sergey and Zhenya’s ministry after graduating from MECS.

This ministry shows your donations at work. The return on your investment is literally saving the lives of orphans in Russia! Thank you.

If you would like to donate to MECS today, click here.

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Seminary Students: Doers of the Word

March 4 2016

Editor’s note: This month, we will feature the ministry of Moscow Evangelical Christian Seminary (MECS). OMS began work in Russia in 1993, sending short-term teams with CoMission. OMS inaugurated MECS in September 1993.

The students of MECS are special … and are becoming the leaders of the church and the nation. Look for testimonies of the students in the coming weeks...

The students of the Moscow Seminary take Jesus’ charge, “You are My friends if you do what I command you” (John 15:14) literally.

The Bible teaches, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans in their distress” (James 1:27). And so, not only do our students and graduates reach out to orphans with the Gospel in state orphanages, but they also get kids out of orphanages by adopting orphans into their own families.

Jesus appeals, “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in” (Matthew 25:35). And so, not only do our students preach the Gospel to the homeless, but they also feed them.

There are 234 student-ministers studying at the seminary “to prove themselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers” (James 1:22). They need your help to continue. Click here to donate online or you can make your check payable to One Mission Society, P.O. Box 1648, Monument CO 80132-1648, account #301710.

By Sasha Tsutserov, Director of Moscow Evangelical Christian Seminary in Russia

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One Mission Stories "After the Show" -Anniversary #1

September 12 2014

We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, Sept. 14) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring the first of two special 1-year anniversary shows highlighting several OMS missionaries and their fun and inspiring stories. In this edition, you will hear from Dean Davis and some story examples of persons of peace and some fun life experiences of living in Latin America; you'll hear from Michelle Taylor and hear her heart for orphans in Russia; Graham Houghton shares about being a mentor in India and gives a story about the importance of our names; and Susan Loobie shares a funny story about stomach issues in Asia and a heartwarming testimony about never giving up.

Everyone has a story ... enjoy Dean's, Michelle's, Graham's and Susan's!

Here are our "After the Show" resources to better connect you with things you heard about on last night's program.

GO: Do you want to be a missionary, either short- or long-term with OMS? Check out the opportunities, including all the upcoming short-term trips with MFM.

Learn about the Loja (Ecuador) Challenge 2015! Check out the Facebook page.

GIVE: If you would like to donate to any OMS ministries, you can do so online.

PRAY: Pray for Dean, Michelle, Graham, and Susan ... and all the people they shared about in their shows.

If you would like to pray for other OMS needs, visit our OMS prayer wall.

BOOKS/RESOURCES: You can purchase all OMS books through our OMS store on Amazon or by contacting the OMS World HQ... call or email Barb Sandoz at 317.888.3333, ext. 313, or email

OMS Outreach magazine was also mentioned on the broadcast. If you'd like to view the magazine, you can see it online here.

To connect your kids to fun mission activities, check out our One Mission Kids website.

INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear part 2 of our special anniversary program, as we celebrate one year of One Mission Stories with a compilation of podcast stories. If you would like to know more about any of our ministries around the world, please email us at

If you missed this program or any of our previous programs, click here to listen to the broadcast/podcast on podbean.

Each week, you can listen live on Freedom 95 at 95.9 FM or 950 AM or live streaming at Our programs air every Sunday night from 7-8 p.m.

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