From January 8-10, 2021, the Lutheran Church of Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, hosted a youth retreat, gathering young people from Birsk, Cheboksary, Izhevsk, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, and Zelenodolsk.
We’d like to thank the ELCIR Children & Youth Department, Vyacheslav Lebedev, and the Chernyshkov family for the interesting program! A special highlight of the retreat was a trip to Kumys.ru Tourist Complex!
During the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord worship service, Yekaterina Wilhelm from Velmema Lutheran Church of Saransk, Mordovia, was installed as the Youth Work Coordinator for the ELCIR Uralic Deanery.
Photo credits: Vladislav Yermoshkin