Zhytomyr

8 03, 2016

The boy from an orphanage

2016-10-25T14:59:12+11:00March 8th, 2016|

The winter of 2004 in Berdichevo, a small township near Zhytomyr, Ukraine, was no different to any other winter. It was cold. Cold and dark. An unknown woman carried a child in her womb, a child that she couldn't care less for. It was an unwanted, and very unexpected pregnancy. A pregnancy that she believed complicated her life more than she wanted. She wanted to be “free”. Free to do what she had become a slave to: drinking, partying and stealing. To her being pregnant and having a child was a liability from which she desperately wanted to escape. Fast forward ahead and it was now the point of no return. The labor pains brought her to a small hospital where soon after a urgent arrival she gave birth to a baby boy. He was small, skinny and unwanted. He certainly wasn’t ready [...]

19 02, 2016

Latvia/Ukraine February 2016

2016-10-25T14:59:22+11:00February 19th, 2016|

The programme in Latvia was amazing. It was freezing with snow and icy cold winds each day. Ogre Men's Breakfast In Latvia I had wonderful seminars in the military high schools out in the country where the attention and respect was marvellous – even from some students who were challenged by my warnings to stay away from corrupting influences. The needy people in church services were very encouraged. Two Men’s Fellowship meetings at Ogre were very well appreciated. The church services at the Golgotha Baptist Church (where the Military Chaplain General is the pastor), and the large Russian [...]

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