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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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July 2, 2015

Singles and Orphan Care: Husband Not Required

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  You’re single. You have a heart for orphans and want to get involved. You’re excited about the opportunity God has given you to follow after Him wholeheartedly and can barely believe you’ve been blessed with the freedom to seek adventure and take risks without the divided commitment of a spouse … right? Ok, so some days it may not feel that way. But it’s true! In 1 Corinthians 7 Paul tells us the married man is divided between following God’s call and his wife. This tells us that if you are unmarried, you have the freedom to run hard after the passions and gifts God has given you! No holding back. How exciting is that! The frustrating part of orphan care is that it is primarily a family ministry. People without families who desire to serve find themselves lost in how to even begin. I can’t adopt–I’m not married. I … Continue reading

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April 27, 2015

Lizzy: Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Enjoy this update from Village of Hope missionary, Amy Block: “She was abandoned at 10 days old in a cold, stark hospital room. The social worker called around for hours looking for a children’s home who would take her in. Children with a diagnosis such as hers are hard to place. The responsibilities are huge, the cost is high. But we know a Savior who already covered the cost. Three days later, Lizzy had a shunt put into her head to alleviate the pressure.  “I will not leave you as orphans:  I will come to you.” John 14:18 Lizzy was diagnosed with Hydranencephaly. Hydranencephaly is a rare neurological condition in which most of the cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced with fluid. The MRI showed she only had 10% of her brain. The doctors looked at us with no hope in their eyes, saying she would have no quality of … Continue reading

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March 18, 2015

Giving HOPE in Ebola’s Aftermath

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“We have a new family and a new home and we are now back in school!”-Famatta, child from New Hope Children’s Home  Ebola. The deadly virus that prowled West Africa last year, dominating the news and our newsfeeds. In Liberia alone, taking the lives of over 4,000, and leaving in it’s wake sons and daughters to be orphaned and alone.   Meet three of those children: Famatta (14), Olbed (13) and Delight (8), son and daughters of George and Oretha Kanwah, whose lives were taken by the Ebola virus.  In response to this catastrophe, our staff in Liberia has established New Hope Children’s Home, a home to not only provide shelter for 10 children orphaned by the Ebola virus, but also to give caregiver jobs to Ebola survivors. Fametta graciously shares the devastation they have saw and felt, and of the hope that is slowly shining through… My father got … Continue reading

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February 23, 2015

Welcoming More Children to Fundación Esperanza

BOLIVIA UPDATE: Opening Our Doors to More Children Enjoy this update from Fundación Esperanza in Bolivia… “2015 is off to a great start for Fundación Esperanza (FE) in Bolivia. So far this year we’ve celebrated the opening of our transition home and we’ve welcomed 22 children from an orphanage that had to close its doors. As of February 2nd, FE now has 59 children under our care in 5 homes. Transition Home: We have welcomed 6 young ladies into the transition home who have “aged out” of other orphanages. The transition program exists to help young adults aging out of the orphanage environment to adapt to independent living while pursuing higher education or vocation. The program also exists to model and encourage responsibility based on faith in God as a firm foundation of life. Our goal is to create a secure environment where participants can study, learn life skills and … 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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February 2, 2015

One Man’s Mission to Rescue “The Least of These”

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One Man’s Mission to Rescue “The Least of These” {March 3-5} Hope. It’s something we all need and something we all celebrate. This March, a powerful new hope-filled documentary comes to movie screens nationwide for alimited three-night engagement. The Drop Box is a hope-filled story celebrating the reality that every human life is sacred and worthy of love. Be sure to tell your friends, family, and church about this incredible special event only in theaters March 3-5. There are more than 150 million orphans worldwide. The Drop Box is the real-life account of one small group of Christ-followers, in one corner of the world, who have sacrificed everything in order to care for the orphans in their midst. This feature-length documentary tells the story of South Korean Pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect his community’s most vulnerable children. The Drop Box is in theaters for three nights only: March 3, 4, … Continue reading

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