Odessa

15 09, 2020

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

2020-09-15T12:42:03+10:00September 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 [...]

19 05, 2020

Update from Odessa, Ukraine

2020-07-13T11:20:07+10:00May 19th, 2020|

In mid-March we were very busy supplying the orphanages and the children’s hospitals which we support in Eastern Europe, with supplies of medicines and hygiene products – The Brain-Damaged Baby Orphanage The Children’s Cancer Hospital in Odessa The Teenage Boys Prison and trying to get the Extensions finished at the House of Hope That was taking a lot of effort and finance, when we were suddenly confronted with one the most critical needs we’ve ever encountered. We were informed by our manager, Peter, and team in Odessa that the authorities had dismissed all the orphans from five orphanage [...]

25 11, 2019

Ministry in England & Orphans in Ukraine ~ November 2019

2019-11-25T17:04:43+11:00November 25th, 2019|

On Sunday November 3rd I drove to Central London to minister to the Salvation Chinese Church in a combined service for Mandarin & Cantonese speaking believers at 12 noon at St Margaret Patten Anglican Church, near Tower Bridge, London. I’ve known many of these Chinese believers for two decades and have found them so diligent in their witness for Christ to the extent that they had planted a number of daughter churches in different areas of London. It’s been marvellous seeing them reach out to, and care for other national cultures in the multicultural City of London. Odessa, Ukraine [...]

25 11, 2019

Ministry in USA and Europe Oct-Nov 2019

2019-11-25T16:35:08+11:00November 25th, 2019|

In early October, the Friday night Fellowship Meeting at John & Linda Andrewski’s home in Mashpee, Cape Cod, was joined by the Yarmouth Ladies Bible Study Group, led by Pat Greene. Linda, Pat and these precious ladies had knitted many little baby blankets, scarves, beanies and little jackets for the orphans and brain-damaged babies of Odessa, Ukraine. They had brought these articles to the Home Meeting to be packed in a huge suitcase for me to take to Odessa in early November. The fellowship was very precious and the message on leaving a legacy for generations after ours was [...]

30 07, 2019

News from Eastern Europe

2019-07-30T15:40:08+10:00July 30th, 2019|

Brain Damaged Babies Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine The great news is that we have been able to supply and install a Portable Respirator to help these disadvantaged little children with malformed lungs breathe normally when their lungs aren’t functioning properly. In addition, we were able to provide the vitally necessary Mucous Suction Machine that these children desperately need when their lungs block up with mucous and they can suffocate. They are noisy machines but do their work thoroughly. We have recently placed the order with the supplier in Poland for the Verticalizer Chair for little children costing $3,500, so [...]

16 02, 2019

Urgent Needs in Ukraine

2019-02-16T15:08:03+11:00February 16th, 2019|

Our Dear Friends We trust that you are all well and enjoying God's blessings at this time. We continue to be humbled by your wonderful support that has helped us immensely to meet the needs of the destitute in Ukraine. The Needs at Present We are just about to admit more orphans into the Homeless Children's Centre in Odessa. These precious children need food supplies, medicines, warm clothing, blankets, heating and fuel for the bus to transport them to school each day. Added to this are the vital renovations needed to the buildings to accommodate these extra orphans. The local [...]

29 11, 2018

Early in the morning at the House of Hope

2018-11-29T16:46:56+11:00November 29th, 2018|

Every morning kids in The House of Hope begin their day with prayers and studying Bible. For each of them, that is an opportunity to start your day in a right way dedicating it to the Lord. It’s so good to see the open hearts of boys and girls! All kids aim to study Bible and assimilate the values that leaders invest in them. Previously, they spent the morning in a completely different way, but here, in the House of Hope, their morning begins not only with physical, but also with spiritual food. The lives of many biblical heroes demonstrate [...]

19 11, 2018

A letter from Dave & Margurita

2018-11-19T10:06:42+11:00November 19th, 2018|

Orphans' Work-Related Courses 2018-2019 Our Dear Friends, May we ask you to stand with us in prayer, and help if you are able, for the urgent needs that the Orphans whom we support in Eastern Europe have right now. We have many teenage orphans needing to finish work-related courses to enable them to prepare to enter the workforce when they turn 18 this year. Some have completed their courses and are looking for work, and many still have 7 months to go until May 2019 for their longer courses to be completed. This enables them to get better jobs and [...]