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24 02, 2021

Rescue Mission No. 4 in the Odessa Province January 2021

2021-02-25T09:01:22-04:00February 24th, 2021|

We’ve started the Rescue Missions for the fourth time to help the Displaced Orphans and Destitute Families again, as well as reach more unreached people. The youngsters at the House of Hope have been preparing hundreds more Survival Packs with another 2,000 kgs of food supplies, hygiene products and basic medicines.We want you to know that the needy people of the Odessa Province are being greatly helped by your kind support. Over the last two weeks, the orphans, homeless kids, and destitute families in a further 5 outlying villages have been visited by our local teams, and have been [...]

26 12, 2020

Training Young “Shepherds” to bring people to Jesus

2021-02-25T09:01:22-04:00December 26th, 2020|

It's been such a blessing to train and equip many people in personal evangelism, in the Odessa region over the last 3 years. This has paid off with these humble local people leading so many effectively to Christ over the past 10 months. We recorded a Christmas video with an encouraging Christmas message based on how God chooses to use people in His service those who are weak, lonely, broken and discarded, like the youngsters and leaders at the House of Hope. It’s to these valiant young people, and to you as well, that we dedicate this blessing. Please enjoy [...]

18 10, 2020

Odessa Rescue Mission #3 – October & November 2020

2021-02-25T09:01:22-04:00October 18th, 2020|

We want to thank you so much for your kindness and generosity to the Orphans we support in Ukraine. Over the last nine months we have been able to help so many orphans in Odessa survive a horrendous ordeal – being displaced from their Orphanage Boarding Schools with nowhere to live. It’s so precious to see these children full of joy at the thought that someone is looking out for them and their needs are being met in spite of impossible circumstances. We know that their own faith is growing when they hear that people from afar, whom they [...]

18 10, 2020

Andrey at the Berdichev Orphanage

2021-02-25T09:01:22-04:00October 18th, 2020|

We are reaching and helping a huge number of orphans, but here is a personal story of interest of the special needs of particularly needy children. In the winter of 2004 in Berdichev, a small town in north west Ukraine near the Chernobyl zone, an unknown young woman was pregnant with a child that was unwanted. This child would complicate her life more than she liked. She wanted to be “free” to get back to a life of alcohol, drugs, partying and stealing. Her birth pains brought her to a small hospital, where soon after arrival, she gave birth to [...]

1 10, 2020