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Emrick – Frankie and Irina- Russia

Frankie: May 30
Irina: February 27
ANNIVERSARY: September 21

Frankie was raised on the mission field in Alaska and Yakutia, Russia. He graduated from Trinity Western University in Langley, BC in 2012 and moved to Krasnoyarsk, Russia in 2018, at which time he met Irina. Irina is a Buriat believer, 2010 Kazan’ Conservatory graduate and professional musician and hairdresser. Since their wedding in 2019, the Emricks’ vision for ministry has been to facilitate the growth of the global Church through supporting local leadership, providing hospitality and producing ethnic worship among the least-reached indigenous communities of Siberia, starting in Ulan-Ude.

Orner – Lucas and Jamie – Russia

Lucas: April 21st
Jamie: October 1st
Sam: August 28th
Sophia: May 7th
Daniel: May 10th
Peter: August 4th
December 20th, 2002

Lucas and Jamie met as undergrad students at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Six months after their wedding (summer 2003) they did their internship in Siberia with InterAct, where God opened their eyes to the needs among the forty plus unreached Siberian people groups. Their three children are an integral part of their ministry as their family stands out in a country of absent fathers, where the average woman aborts more babies than she delivers. Their children love life in Russia, especially getting to ride the train and playing on ice slides in the winter. The Orners ministry can be summarize by saying they support church planting in Siberia, and that comes in many forms. They are involved in discipling, hospitality ministries, teaching, English clubs, evangelism, etc. Arriving in Siberia in October 2008, they spent a year and a half studying the Russian language. They currently live in Krasnoyarsk, a city of a million on the Trans-Siberian railroad.