Finally! After what seems like months, our volunteers were able to travel to visit the kids at the orphanage. Our dream team of Inna, Lena, Simon, and Ruslana bravely packed up “Franko” (our trusty Volkswagen van) with goodies and useful things and set out for the 50-mile journey to Shpola. Of course, it takes longer to get there during wartime, as there are various checkpoints to pass, and having to stop to seek shelter when the air raid sirens go off.
Inna said, “It was a great day! The kids are so sweet, and they were so happy to see us! The children who have sponsors, wanted to write letters to them to say what they have experienced in the war. And of course, those children who do not yet have a sponsor, also wanted to write a letter, and asked us to please find them one! We will go again next week, because it takes time to help the kids organize their thoughts, so they can create these special messages. We will gather them all, translate them, and will somehow get them to you in America in the coming months.”
Some of the other classes at the orphanage, started on a new project. With the aim of making our planet greener and safer for future generations, some of the older classes participated in the action "Plant a tree - make the planet green.” The children’s motto is: “Let's take care of nature together and it will thank us!” So even in the midst of war, Ukrainian children continue to look to the future, and try to make the world a better place. Many of these kids are still dreaming of a sponsor. For a donation of $25 a month, you can sponsor one of these precious children in Ukraine and let them know that someone on the opposite side of the world, cares about them. Sign up on our website today, and we will match you with a child who is waiting on our Sponsor List.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NLT) For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.
Don’t wait for another day. Sign up to sponsor an orphan today, by clicking on the BLUE link below. You’ll be able to write and encourage your sponsored child – and he/she will write back to you! It’s a beautiful thing!