The Lo-debar Trust is a missionary organisation based in Northern Ireland. Many people however don't know about the work we do, therefore we would like to take this opportunity to explain firstly how we were established and secondly the Lord's work that we are currently involved in.
It all began in 1998 when a group of six people went out from Northern Ireland to Russia to help with a young people's camp. Those Russians who attended this camp were from a secular school in St. Petersburg and knew nothing about Jesus and His love and grace for our lost world. During this week, the young people learnt about how God sent Jesus to die for our sins. God also gave these six Irish people a love and burden for the souls of the young people there and their teachers. Leaving this Russian camp was extremely difficult; hearts were heavy and eyes filled with tears.
During the rest of their stay in Russia, three members felt God calling them to prayerfully consider doing more for Him in this vast land. After coming home and taking time to seek God, not only on a personal level but also as a group, they felt God clearly telling them that this was the right time to set up a charity to do outreach in Russia. The Lo-debar Trust was officially formed in March of 2009.
In Northern Ireland there are 4 trustees, who work on a voluntary basis. The trust mainly works in the Perm and Novosibirsk (see map) areas of Russia and supports 15 Russian missionaries; including their family members there are a total of 67 people.
The aim of the trust is to tell all Russian people about Jesus.
We are involved in children’s camps, prisons, rehabilitation centres, hospitals and children’s refuge centres.
We never ask anybody but look to God to provide for our needs.