Eastern Europe

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18 10, 2020

Odessa Rescue Mission #3 – October & November 2020

2020-10-27T15:50:09+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

2020-10-27T15:20:51+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 [...]

15 09, 2020

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

2020-10-10T16:03:32+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

2020-07-14T15:19:40+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 before [...]

27 06, 2020

Odessa Rescue Mission 2 – June, July & August 2020

2020-09-15T12:22:15+10:00June 27th, 2020|

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity over the last three months. Our local Rescue Teams in Odessa have visited 145 country villages in the Odessa Province and reached over 4,675 needy children who were evicted from their Orphanage Boarding Schools in the Covid-19 quarantine lockdown. This was more than 4,000 orphans than we started searching for. Our teams have given out 1,400 picture Bibles and 1,620 Survival Packs of food, basic medicine and hygiene products to the children and 1,510 destitute families with needy children. I was stunned that they covered so [...]