Odessa

15 09, 2020

Start of the Poor Children’s New School Year in Odessa Ukraine

2020-09-15T12:42:57+10:00September 15th, 2020|

We trust you are well and enjoying God’s blessings and protection, at this time. We want to bring you up to date with special news about the Orphans and Destitute Children we support in Ukraine. With your wonderful help over the last few months we have been able to help the Orphans in Odessa survive a horrendous ordeal. Now starts the rebuilding process in these poor youngster’s lives. Just recently we were asked by the Child Protection Services in Odessa, to provide school requisites for 200 very poor children from destitute families, for when the schools reopen in September. The [...]

11 07, 2020

Overview report on the work in Odessa Oblast

2020-07-14T15:30:48+10:00July 11th, 2020|

Report from Sasha Kohen our manager in Europe: For many long months the attention of the world was focused on the plague named COVID-19. Country by country, like a falling domino house, went into the lockdown, sealing the borders, cancelling travel, closing schools and dramatically slowing down economies. No one could have imagined such drastic and sudden changes. As of today, almost 5 months into the “New World” over 525,000 people have died because of this unknown virus, leaving a bleeding wound that will take long time to heal. Probably the world we knew [...]

28 06, 2020

Odessa Rescue Mission 2 – June, July & August 2020

2020-09-15T12:33:01+10:00June 28th, 2020|

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity over the last three months our local Rescue Teams in Odessa have visited 108 country villages, reached over 4,100 needy Orphans who were evicted from their Orphanage Boarding Schools (3,500 orphans more than we started searching for) and given out 1,400 picture Bibles and 1,500 Survival Packs of food, basic medicines and hygiene products to hundreds of needy families. I was stunned that they covered so much ground on horrendous roads in the present lockdown situation. The old vans have battled on horrendous roads with [...]

22 05, 2020

Homeless Kids Soccer Team & New Opportunity

2020-07-10T08:32:43+10:00May 22nd, 2020|

Odessa Homeless Kids Soccer Club In April 2017, Sasha, my Russian manager, and I were in Kiev doing outreach seminars to the Rugby Chaplains and the Ivan Bogun Military Academy for teenage orphans of fallen Ukrainian soldiers. Then we went to Odessa to do some Evangelism Equipping seminars in a small local church. At that time Peter E....., our Ukrainian manager, took me to meet the Homeless Kids Soccer Team who were working out at the Odessa Soccer Academy. I kicked a ball around with them for a while, gave them some some “ancient” soccer tips from my youth, [...]

23 11, 2019

Ministry in England & Orphans in Ukraine November 2019

2019-11-23T16:45:43+11:00November 23rd, 2019|

Here is an update of my recent ministry overseas, especially with ministry to the orphans and homeless children’s in Odessa, Ukraine. On Sunday November 3rd I was in Central London ministering to the Salvation Chinese Church in a combined service for Mandarin & Cantonese speaking believers at St Margaret Patten Anglican Church, near Tower Bridge, London. I’ve known many of these Chinese believers for two decades and have found them so diligent in their witness for Christ to the extent that they have planted a number of daughter churches in different areas of London. It’s been marvelous seeing them reach [...]

23 11, 2019

Ministry in USA and then to Eastern Europe Oct ~ Nov 2019

2019-11-23T16:12:21+11:00November 23rd, 2019|

In early October, the Friday night Fellowship Meeting at John & Linda Andrewski’s home in Mashpee, Cape Cod, was joined by the Yarmouth Ladies Bible Study Group, led by Pat Greene. Linda, Pat and these precious ladies had knitted many little baby blankets, scarves, beanies and little jackets for the orphans and brain-damaged babies of Odessa, Ukraine. They had brought these articles to the Home Meeting to be packed in a huge suitcase for me to take to Odessa in early November. The fellowship was very precious and the message on leaving a legacy for generations after ours was [...]

31 07, 2019

News from Eastern Europe

2019-07-31T11:06:36+10:00July 31st, 2019|

Brain Damaged Babies Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine The great news is that we have been able to supply and install a Portable Respirator to help these disadvantaged little children with malformed lungs breathe normally when their lungs aren’t functioning properly. In addition, we were able to provide the vitally necessary Mucous Suction Machine that these children desperately need when their lungs block up with mucous and they can suffocate. They are noisy machines but do their work thoroughly. We have recently placed the order with the supplier in Poland for the Verticalizer Chair for little children costing $3,500, so [...]