Russian Ministry Part 2
This year we want to see a Russian speaking small group established at The Gateway Church from among the 4500 or so Eastern Europeans in the area. Daniel & Alisa Foytik are key in that – last year they did a great job making contacts and serving the Russian speaking community – to the point that we have had some glowing testimonials…
Louise Heinemann, Project Manager,KLARS
PC Pat Kavanagh, Norfolk Police
Daniel and Alisa Foytik are two young people who have given their time freely to assist me to break down the barriers of distrust that exist between the non-English speaking members of our community and new arrivals seeking advice and assistance from the police service. With their help I have been able to explain our processes and procedures in order to overcome the expectations that the police can solve many of the problems that new comers encounter; housing issues, rent and tenant disputes as well as pay and conditions problems relating to employers. This has resulted in less demand being placed on police services and the raising of awareness of organisations willing to provide specialist assistance and advice.
A charity has offered to match all funding we get up to £6000! We have got £2760 pledged so far. Can you help – we would love to bring Daniel and Alisa back to see the breakthrough. 4 people gift aiding £80 a month would cover what we need to make a real impact among Russian speakers. More details at www.adventuresofachurchplanter.com/russianministry2009.pdf!