Orphans • Families • Community

"Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed."

Psalm 82:3

ORPHANS

"God sets the lonely in families"

Psalm 68:6

FAMILIES

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I’m there with them.”

Matt 18:20

COMMUNITY

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A Miraculous Dinner

A Miraculous Dinner

February 15, 2020

A few months ago, 21 of us gathered around a table in the village of Khutory at our Boys’ Pre-Independence Home, “Greenfield”. Over the meal, we reflected on the miracle of God building a safe home for teenage orphan graduates in Ukraine.

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Ukraine: Orphans, A Disturbing Situation

Ukraine: Orphans, A Disturbing Situation

February 03, 2020

Right now, there are over 650 institutions housing 70-110,000 orphans in Ukraine, with the majority of them being “social orphans” who were abused or abandoned by their parents and were placed in the care of others. In Ukraine, the orphanage, known as an Internat, is a mixed boarding school for orphans and children from families living in poverty and is a catch-all for children of every background and need.

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UPDATE!  Vlad’s thankful journey – from Businessman to Builder

UPDATE! Vlad’s thankful journey – from Businessman to Builder

January 29, 2020

Eighth grade can be tough – especially if you’re a lanky 17-year-old, who can’t really read or write.  Coming from a broken home of alcoholics, violence and poverty, Vlad arrived at the orphanage not ready to learn, but to survive.  

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There’s no place like home… especially for an Orphan

There’s no place like home… especially for an Orphan

January 14, 2020

Kompas Park: a magical land of strange costumes, endless mosquito bites, injury-inducing games that you know you shouldn’t play but you do anyway, (speaking for a friend...) kids screaming at you for the 100th time to jump on the trampoline, and you have to explain “I’m too old now” in broken Ukrainian, scattered belongings, sunshiny days, tearful goodbyes, and where time moves much faster than normal. There is truly no place like it.

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