Ukraine

18 10, 2020

Odessa Rescue Mission #3 – October & November 2020

2020-10-29T15:26:47+11:00October 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

2020-10-29T15:26:31+11:00October 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

Odessa Orphans Rescue – Back to School

2020-10-29T11:04:18+11:00October 1st, 2020|

Our Motivation ~ Deuteronomy 24:19 “When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the poor, the orphan, and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.” Deuteronomy 24:19 has an instruction from God that is followed by a blessing. You have been such a blessing to many hundreds of needy orphans, homeless children and destitute people in the Odessa province over the past 6 months. During this time of worldwide crisis, the temptation is to [...]

15 09, 2020

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

2020-10-29T11:04:58+11:00September 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 [...]

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