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October 13, 2016

How to Spare a Girl from Prostitution | Ukraine Update

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Greetings from Team Ukraine! Six years ago our transitional program began in Zap out of a rental house. Today–now that we have a great property with a transitional home, a pavilion, and a small family house–we can say that in due course, God has more than met our expectations for them. All of these buildings exist for the glory of God. The transitional house is filled with children who are mentored by a great and loving family. Each weekend, they invite kids from the orphanage to visit church with them and spend time with God as a family. They view the kids in the orphanage as future graduates and champions for Christ! Meet Veronica 19-year-old Veronica is our sister in Christ and a great volunteer at Lifesong Ukraine. Here is her story in her own words: My name is Veronica. I was born in Zap city in a broken family. When I was 4, … Continue reading

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July 12, 2016

How Camp Is Changing Lives in Ukraine

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Endless laughter, sunkissed faces, lifelong friends… With summer officially underway, camps here in the U.S. and around the world are in full swing. At Lifesong Ukraine, staff and children are in the midst of their busy camp season. These 5- to 7-day camps include studying the Bible, playing games, hiking outdoors, and singing around the campfire. Would you pray with us that God would be pleased to bless this summer camp season abundantly? During the past 5 years, over 5,000 campers have attended one of Lifesong Ukraine’s summer camps. This staggering statistic has provided unprecedented opportunity to invest in the lives of these orphaned and vulnerable children in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. “It was my dream come true; I never felt so great in any of the camps before.” –Yarik (18)  In part because of relationships established or strengthened during the summer camp season, 84% of the children in orphanages served by Lifesong Ukraine continue on to … Continue reading

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April 11, 2016

A Light as Bright as Day | Ukraine Update

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Enjoy this update from our Ukraine team– We are on the finish line getting prepared for summer camps season. Still there are a lot of things to do, but it’s a blessed time for us. We are all looking forward to all camps that are coming up. Please pray for these camps, as kids there are closest to God because they are isolated from their usual environment, and surrounded by believers. Our Zap team has been very successful in their ministry. They’ve finished building the transitional house and are now finishing building the Pavilion to provide large indoor and general area for residents and especially transitional home visitors. One interesting fact is that a lot of work has been made by the hands of graduates and Egor along with his wife Alexandra (CCP couple there). We do believe that this work is significant in lives of graduates because they will … Continue reading

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January 18, 2016

A Gentle Plea for Prayer | Ukraine

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Here in Ukraine, we hope and pray you had a great Christmas time with your family and friends. Time is flying; one more year is gone. Everyone on our team is working hard to give our Lord twice as many talents as we’ve received from Him. Your prayers are a huge help to us. We greatly appreciate your support in the past years and hope for a productive 2016… for His glory! We celebrated the New Year holiday together with kids. It was a unique experience to meet 2016 on our knees praying to God. Great start of the year. Our teams visited all of our orphanages where we gave out sweets and told kids about Christmas in a special way (through concerts, plays, etc). Would you pray with us for this new year? Here are some specifics– Blessings: For our team members, and volunteers who serve together with us. They are … Continue reading

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August 10, 2015

Farming the Future: The Power of Sustainable Business

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When you hear the term sustainable business, what comes to mind?–green business, renewable energy, or harnessing the power of the sun? So many possibilities … and in certain discussions, these answers would be correct. Sustainable business in our context refers to businesses or enterprises that are generating revenue and profit to enable orphan care ministry. As opposed to relying on donations or support, these businesses exist as stand-alone, self-sustaining entities that accomplish 3 specific things: 1. They generate revenue to fuel orphan care projects. Sustainable businesses do not require on-going donations to stay afloat. Hard-working entrepreneurs are making shoes, weaving rugs, farming strawberries–using creative means at their disposal to harness innovative sales for eternal purposes. Luke Gudeman, who spent 4 years working in Zambia on one of Lifesong’s strawberry farms said it best– Find the right people with a head for business and a heart for ministry. 2. They provide jobs for caretakers. … Continue reading

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May 6, 2015

Ping Pong Anyone? {Ukraine Update}

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Enjoy this update from our staff in Ukraine…  “We continue serving our mighty God. Time in Ukraine is not easy now, however God provides us with everything we need. We would like to share a couple of bright moments from our ministry in the previous months.  First of all, want to tell you about our semi-annual Table Tennis Tournament. This year we had four teams from Loubetin, Sach, Gorodnya and local church, who were qualified. We spent three great days together around the Word of God, good rest, and tasty food (for the boys from orphanages it’s of a big importance and joy to be fed up well). Then there was the day of the tournament. Sach team took the first place (as usual, thanks to their coach, Alexei)! The following day we went to the church and had a nice day out in the city.  Also, we are glad … Continue reading

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February 11, 2015

Training Up Children in God’s Truth

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UKRAINE UPDATE: Training Children in God’s Truth Enjoy this update from our staff in Ukraine, serving at the Sakhnovsheena orphanage… “Our main purpose remains the same – that orphaned children know God and learn to live in this world. It is a tough world to live at and we want them to have Biblical foundation and needed skills to thrive in this world. After all, it is our calling from the Lord and we absolutely must to do it as those orphans don’t have anyone else to show the way. We visit and communicate with orphans daily, holding various activities of our CCP program. Thank God for the open door and opportunity to conduct classes with children, openly sharing about God! It is a dream our fathers and grandfathers didn’t even dreamed about. Some of the day-to-day and weekly happenings of our ministry: 1) Every Saturday, we hold lessons for children from grades 1 – 4. … Continue reading

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