Dec 4, 2012

Big hurricane in Odessa

Yesterday we had one of the biggest hurricane for last years. At some places water was deep 1 meter. Waves at Black Sea were 4 meters high.

We've been very fortune and no damage at Hope House. But as you can see at pictures some people wasn't so lucky.

Nov 20, 2012

Team from Broadmoor, USA

In October we had a team from Broadmoor Baptist Church. They came with a special goal - finish the roof of Hope House 2. I think when they came they were a little shocked of the size of our building :)

It seemed impossible from the beginning. But boys and girls worked really hard! So the task was completed!!!

Thank you again!!!Together we can make a difference!!!

Some pictures for you

Nov 19, 2012

Special guest - Barry Boucher

We want to thank our friend Barry Boucher for his big heart for Ukraine. This time he came with a special mission to teach us very interesting topic -  'Discovering the God-given Rhythm of Work and Rest'.

Our World Hope Ukraine team as well as girls from Hope House had 2 wonderful days of resting (only Barry worked :)

There are some pictures for you

Oct 24, 2012

New article about us in Ukrainian magazine

Дать сироте почувствовать себя любимым — приоритетная задача того, кто называет себя человеком 

Sorry friends it is in Russian, but you can enjoying by looking  at pictures and be proud of the good work He does with your help!!!!

Click here

Oct 13, 2012

October - HH 2 construction news

Kerry and me started putting on the soffit yesterday.

Slow but very important job.  We are preparing everything for a team from Mississippi to finish the roof.

Sep 25, 2012

Zhanna's graduation

We want to congratulate one of out graduated Hope House girls - Zhanna. After Hope House she went to Kiev Theologian Seminary for 2 more years. Now she has a diploma. So proud of you, Zhanna. Hope to see you in ministry soon!!! May God bless you!!!

Zhanna is a second from the left

Sep 11, 2012

September 11 - Construction news

We have wonderful team from Alabama this week. Only three man but what a difference you can make when you come to serve. They finished waterproof insulation for the roof and started to build stagings  for the next team to put shingles.

Some pictures for you

Sep 7, 2012

Very important information!!!

If you are asked to donate to any cause that is not authorized by Sergiy (WHU) or Stephanie (WHC) to help our street kids, our girls, or our interpreters, please be sure to check it out with Sergiy, Allisons or S. Gilmer before responding. 

It appears as though we have a problem with someone trying to collect money where there is no need. Please let us know if you are getting FB messages or emails from anyone concerning these issues. God bless you as you continue to pray for our ministries.

Sep 6, 2012

September 6 - Construction news

Today the team finished the roof and started to put water proof material to make everything ready for the next team.


Sep 4, 2012

September 4 - Construction news

You can see we started to do our roof couple days ago. Boys are going to finish laying plywood by tomorrow and then we are going to have a team to lay shingles.

Lot's of work had been done and we are looking forward to have two more teams to help us this year.

We will need more help next year. Are you still sit and dream?????? Come and help!!!!

 More pictures here

Aug 28, 2012

Team from Sunnyside Church - Ottawa

We had a wonderful team from Sunnyside Church Ottawa

They came to conduct the camp at Kremidovka village. But not only this... They came earlier so they had opportunity to have blessed time with our Hope House family, had chance to visit First Step Center and kids there, and also helped us with construction of Hope House 2.

I say all of this to say BIG THANK YOU!!! We really appreciate your love hearts, hard work and flexibility.

Can't wait to see all of you or at least some of you next year. By the way, I believe this church come to Ukraine and serve our kids for 6 years in a row so far. Good example for everyone!!!

There are some good pictures for you.

Aug 8, 2012

August 8 - Construction news

There are some more pictures for you from Hope House 2 construction.

Special hanks to the team we have: Curtis, Jody, Joel and Kyle. And the slave driver - mister Kerry Allison :)

Aug 2, 2012

Construction news - August 2

Well!!! We are welcome the team of three men from Mill Cove Church of God.   

Yesterday they just landed and big surprise. Lot's of lumber to unload. No complain. They worked really hard and keep working today. We are going to prepare walls at the second floor so we can start to put roof together with the next team.

This work was impossible without the team from Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park who did cement work at the all second floor at the Hope House 2. 

Thank you all and may God bless you for all work you did and keep doing.

There are some pictures for you

Jul 25, 2012

Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park

We are more than happy to welcome the team from  Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park

They have their own blog so you can follow it

Big help and lot's of fun!!!!

Are you still sitting and planning? Just come and have a good time and serve Lord here in Ukraine!!!

Jul 13, 2012

Сonstruction's new of Hope House 2 - July 2012

Today we started our second floor for Hope House 2.

There are some pictures for you from the begging of this week and today.

Jul 2, 2012

June - Hope House 2 construction news

Almost finished walls at first floor. Hopefully will start second floor in a week.

Jun 27, 2012

Ukraine's Forgotten Children

British journalist from BBC made this documentary video about Ukraine's orphans.

Everybody need to watch!!!

Jun 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Vika!!!

Vika is 20 today. Praise God for her and what He is doing in her life!!!

We had wonderful Birthday party together today. Good meal and the best cake ever. By the way, Kerry ate my piece  :(  LOL

Jun 22, 2012

Canning season is started

Every day we have so many bottles of cucumbers to can.

That's how many we can already
And...of cos...jam (this year we have cherry jam).... VERY TASTY

Jun 21, 2012

Newspaper about World Hope

Today one of the largest newspaper in Ukraine "Arguments and Facts in Ukraine" published an article about our work here in Odessa.

Thank you all - my team and lot's of volunteers and supporters from North America - for a good, hard but really important work for those who forgotten. Without all of you and God this work will never be so good!!!

Special thanks to our partners for years - World Hope Canada - and specially Stephanie Beck Gilmer (Executive Director). Guys we need your help to keep this work. So you can donate here  and may God bless you!!!

Let's change the World together!!!

Jun 19, 2012

Hope House construction news

Yesterday we started to build our walls. Hope to do two floors in 1 - 2 month. May be :)

Jun 14, 2012

the champions

This is the earliest start we ever have at our garden.  So we already have our own strawberries, cucumbers, zucchini, onion...

Jun 12, 2012

Jun 11, 2012

Our little farm

There are some pictures for you from our small farm. Come and join us. Kerry always need extra hands to work :)

Jun 5, 2012

Sad news

Very said news for all of us was death of Vitya. He was with us almost from the time First Step was opened. He died a week ago because of HIV.

Vitya left his home when he was 7 years old. His mother was drug edict. He met street kids and started to use glue, drugs, alcohol. As a reason of this soon he got TB, problems with his liver, etc.

As he grew up he became more and more out of control. But then Vitya met Jesus. And he was healed from all his sicknesses and bad habits.  Vitya was baptized. Local Christian TV company even made a video where Vitya gave his testimony. 

He started to serve God in church. God helped us to make all paper for his apartment, so he had a place to live.

But then Vitya met his old friends and his life started to go below and below. He started old life – drugs, glue…

Sometimes he visited us at First Step. All the time we reminded him about God’s love. When Vitya was at hospital and had only couple more days to live he accepted Jesus to his life again. Sin destroyed his body but we hope that his eternal soul belong to God through His mercy and love. 

His last photos