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