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March 6, 2017

A Plea for Prayer in Ukraine

The older children become, the harder it can be to maintain their interest in Christian camps and discipleship programs. This is not abnormal, but it is a challenge the team in Ukraine faces daily as they seek to take the Gospel to kids in need. Bogdan, one of the faithful team leaders writes– In a time of social networks and Internet, kids are tempted to lose a sense of reality and any interest to pursue real communication. But we stand in faith and trust our mighty God Who changes lives of orphans no matter what! Using tools like cooking classes, camps, soccer, and crafts, the team goes into the Zap and Lubotin orphanages to build mentoring relationships with kids who want to know more about Christ. As the kids grow into young adults, we invite them to join Lifesong Ukraine’s Transition Program. Here, they receive support and accountability to transition into adult life successfully. These … Continue reading

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October 13, 2016

How to Spare a Girl from Prostitution | Ukraine Update

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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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

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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January 28, 2015

What Made Roman Smile Again…

This past Christmas season was extra special for a young man in Ukraine. A 19-year-old young man named Roman.  Unfortunately, at a very young age, Roman lost both of his parents. He was sent to an orphanage and later met local Christians who minister to children and young adults within the orphanage walls and after they age out.  Roman is a very curious kid by nature. He has asked many questions about life, about people, and about God. Another characteristic about Roman anyone would quickly notice is that he would rarely smile, displaying a tight-lipped frown on a somewhat gloomy face. Knowing the hardships of life he had faced, it didn’t come as too much of a surprise.  This past September, as he entered a tech school to become a builder, he was invited to attend a Bible Study at a Lifesong Transition Home. He gladly accepted and started to … Continue reading

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September 17, 2014

Impacting Lives in the Midst of Ukraine’s Conflict

“I liked these people. I liked the way they lived, communicated with each other, prayed and studied the Bible. Looking at them, I wanted to know more about God.”  — Viktoria, Ukraine Graduate In the midst of the challenging conflict in Ukraine, God is showing Himself faithful by working in the lives of young people like Viktoria.  Viktoria, neglected and taken to the orphanage at the age of 7, did not find comfort or security from the orphanage workers. In fact, they quickly labeled her a “problem child” and vocally predicted her life would end in the slums.  Then a team of caring Christians came and kept coming back to the orphanage to host Bible studies, craft time and English lessons. Individuals who reached out to her, invited her to their activities and taught her about Jesus Christ. Because of this relationship built over time, Viktoria chose to live in a Lifesong Transition … Continue reading

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