Svoboda La Mirada
Hi! We are Slava and Sasha Dmitriev. We are missionaries to the United States to serve the Slavic communities in Southern California by planting churches we are calling Svoboda, which is Russian for "freedom". There are over 600,000 persons from Russia and the Slavic countries that have migrated to Southern California. Our countrymen have both cultural and spiritual needs in a new country that is far away from home. Needs that can be met by building community in Christ.
La Mirada Christian Church (LMCC) has employed us to reach out to this people group with the good news of Jesus Christ. We have identified three geographic regions to plant churches in the Southland. We have launched a house-based group in Orange Country to provide social fellowship, Bar-B-Q's and opportunities to learn the Bible to the Slavic community. The growth is encouraging and we are already looking for a larger facility to meet. We have plans to plant additional churches in the Whittier/La Mirada area and also near Highland Park/Glendale.
LMCC is sponsoring our visas and providing infrastructure and some direct funding for the gatherings, but the need is too big for just one church to sponsor. We have an immediate need for additional financial resources and support in order to build and expand this ministry.
As we are self-supported now, so we have both immediate and long-term needs. One-time gifts are welcome and will meet the immediate needs, while recurring monthly gifts will also assist us in budgeting and expanding for the long-term.
Results since January 1, 2017 have been encouraging with more than two dozen new people attending our weekly gathering in Orange County. Word of mouth is spreading and more people are connecting. Your generosity will enable people to experience true "svoboda" both culturally and spiritually. Freedom that impact Slavic families for generations to come.
Any support you provide is fully tax-deductible and will be directed to La Mirada Christian Church, a registered 501(c)3 church that has been in existence since 1958. 100% of the gifts received from this campaign by LMCC are designated to Svoboda and will be used solely for this ministry and its expenses.
Please take a look at our updates for a video and pictures about our mission. Thank you for listening to our story. We look forward to partering with you for the benefit of the Slavic community.
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