During the Christmas season, Christians are encouraged to turn their focus to others, helping those who are most vulnerable and in need.
The former Soviet Union is one area where children are suffering -- many of them living without parents in poor conditions.
Russian Ministries is working to ensure these little ones have something to smile about this Christmas through its "Project Hope" effort.
Churches and volunteers help prepare and distribute gift boxes filled with toys, candy, coloring books, a children's Bible, and other items to needy children in the region.
"There are about 700,000 orphans living in orphanages," said Russian Ministries President Sergey Rakhuba.
"It helps these children to know there is hope for the future and there is someone out their who cares for them," he added.
Russian Ministries partners with local churches to spread the gospel, train leaders and minister to the poor.
CBN News spoke with Sergey Rakhuba more about Project Hope and how people can get involved. Click play to watch.