• Doug Brendel

Здравствуйте! Hello!

No, this isn’t a picture of me radically transformed by my Belarusian experiences :-)

This is our beloved photographer Oleg, who will be giving you a window into our adventures all along the way for the next 10 days.

I thought it would be good for you to meet the man behind the camera! After a journey of nearly 19 hours door-to-door, I’ve arrived at our flat on Karl Marx Street in Minsk. This begins my 45th visit to Belarus ... my 20th anniversary of service in this country.

Thank you again to all who have given so generously to make New Thing’s work of compassion possible! I’ll keep you posted via email on my adventures ... With our “Response of the Heart” team, I'll be visiting boarding schools for sick kids and hearing-impaired kids, as well as our soup kitchen for the homeless, and more. Please follow on Instagram, here, for more frequent updates, or “like” us on Facebook, here. Thanks for journeying with us! Much love, Doug Brendel


New Thing is a 501c3 non-profit organization established by Doug and Kristina Brendel in 2002 to help people in need in the Republic of Belarus, in the former USSR.


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