February 17, 2015

Reaching Incarcerated Teenagers in Russia

by Yura Ruls, Joyce Meyer Ministries Russia

In January our prison team visited two prisons in Russia – reaching more than 300 incarcerated teenagers with Joyce’s book Battlefield of the Mind for Teens

We first visited Mozhayskaya Educational Colony for Children in Mozhaisk. The teenagers range in age from 14 to 18 years, and are there for serious offenses like theft, murder and organized crime. The 270 inmates attend school, as well as organized labor training. 

We also visited 79 juvenile offenders at the Temporary Isolation Center (TIC) in Moscow. These children are sent here for vagrancy and petty offenses by the court, but not more than for 30 days. 

In addition to distributing the books, we also held two services and 29 teenagers gave their lives to the Lord! Thank you so much to our friends and partners for giving us this incredible opportunity to reach out with the love of Christ to these teenagers. 

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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