One U.S.-based Christian ministry has said that it will continue its outreach in Russia, offering Bible study and discipleship programs for youths this summer, despite the reported crackdown on religious freedom in the country.  “This summer we have three main projects: One in Rison, one in Moscow, one in St. Petersburg,” said Joanna Mangione of the

Alaska-based SOAR International, according to an article published in Mission Network News on Tuesday.  “It’ll be four weeks in the first location, two weeks in the second location, and one week in the third.”  Mangione explained that the camps are focused on “building relationships, teaching life skills, teaching English, teaching the Bible, and living day-in and day-out with the youth.”  She said that the Moscow camp will primarily offer Bible studies; the one in St. Petersburg discipleship; and the one in Rison English-learning. READ MORE