Your Support is Crucial


Donors are vital to Young Life in the local area and regional levels. Because Young Life areas are financially supported solely at the local level, donors’ financial gifts account for all of an area's budget and part of a region's budget. Your donation helps areas hire and train staff and provide essential administrative support to the area.

Your contributions also support operating expenses such as salaries and other ministry costs and can help send kids to Young Life camps.


​​Thank you for supporting the ministry of Young Life Russia!


Young Life leaders are crucial for carrying out the ministry. Follow the links below to learn more and support a staff member.

Ministry Operating - SUPPORT​

Andrey Taran

Though Andrey was raised in a non-Christian family, he remembers his mom praying for him before a surgery for kidney failure. God answered her prayers, but the family remained atheists.
Dasha Lapuka

Dasha was a university student when her younger brother invited her to a Young Life club. She was immediately attracted to the leaders in ministry.
Evgeny Pisarev

When Evgeny was 12, his brother invited him to join a wrestling group of Christian young men. It was the beginning of great friendships as he joined them at Young Life club and camp.
Irina Zhukovskaya

Irina grew up attending church with her mom, and even though her dad often forbade her to go, Irina went to camp and youth meetings whenever she could. When Irina was 17, she got involved in Young Life and the caring friendships, camp and small group, encouraged Irina to devote her life to Jesus.
Liza Moskalkova

Liza came to know the Lord when she was 16 and was invited to a Young Life camp. She was grateful to be surrounded by loving relationships when her father passed away shortly after camp.
Marina Melnikova

Marina grew up in Christian home. From the time she was little, she went to Sunday school and learned about God. Marina accepted Christ at a teenage camp, and vividly remembers the feeling that from now on, God had her life and was going to use it for His glory.
Oleg Boev

Oleg was raised by a Christian family in Lipetsk, Russia, but when he was 16, he grew disappointed in God and left his family to live on his own. A Young Life leader visiting from Ukraine to start Young Life in Lipetsk, invited Oleg to live with him.
Sergei Petrenko

Sergei was a lonely teenager, but that all changed when he joined a wrestling team and made friends who invited him to Young Life club. Sergei found himself drawn to the activities at Young Life and when he was told about Jesus and how He was the one who could change lives, Sergei knew he wanted Jesus in his life.
Sergey Zhdanov

Sergey was born in Uzbekistan and raised by a single mom. He never knew his father, nor did he know God.
Sukhrab Svietonosov

Because of his drug use, Sukhrab was imprisoned at the age of 15, and he thought his life was ruined. But in 2007, Sukhrab found himself in a Christian rehabilitation center and met Jesus.
Svetlana Mozias

Svetlana was raised in a loving home as her dad served in the USSR army in Lithuania. When Lithuania separated from the Soviet Union, Svetlana’s family returned to their hometown, Krasnodar.
Zhenya Pustoshkina

Zhenya grew up as an only child in a loving home with wonderful parents who did not speak about God. She attended a camp when she was 15 — it happened to be the first Young Life camp ever held in Russia.

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