From January 7-9, 2022, the Lutheran Church of Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, hosted an ELCIR Uralic Deanery youth retreat—”We’ve Come to Believe the Love.”
The meeting rallied guests from Birsk, Bashkortostan; Cheboksary, Chuvashia; Izhevsk, Udmurtia; Kazan, Tatarstan; Gurez-Pudga, Udmurtia; Samara, Samara Oblast; Saransk, Mordovia; Syktyvkar, Komi; Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, and a team of children & youth servants from St. Petersburg and ELCIR Theological Institute students.
Many thanks to all the participants and organizers!
“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us.” (1 Jn. 4:16, ESV)
Information courtesy of Yekaterina Wilhelm, ELCIR Uralic Deanery youth work coordinator