Zhenya Pustoshkina

​​Country: Russia
City: St. Petersburg

Zhenya grew up as an only child in a loving home with wonderful parents who did not speak about God. She attended a camp when she was 15 — it happened to be the first Young Life camp ever held in Russia. When she returned home, she was determined to find out what was so special about the leaders she met. She studied the Bible, spent time with believers, and asked a lot of questions. Through Young Life, God brought more people who loved Him into her life and they helped her find her way to Christ.

While in law school, Zhenya encountered Young Life again and volunteered to be a leader. She decided to dedicate her future to work with Young Life so she moved to Moscow and spent eight years being trained by a leader.

Now she lives in St. Petersburg and is the regional director for all of Russia — 13 different areas, two Capernaum ministries and 300 volunteers. God keeps opening doors for Young Life with new areas of need and new volunteers eager to serve. Zhenya’s dream is to one day open a retreat center where volunteers and staff members can be trained and encouraged. Zhenya is excited about the future and God’s plan for Russia Young Life!


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