October 15, 2016

Fighting for the life

  THANK YOU!!! Thank you so VERY MUCH for your prayers! God is doing amazing things! Wow! Just wow!

  Yesterday when I felt so helpless, distressed and overwhelmed because of sweet boy A... I had no idea... I did not know what to do... Many thoughts were swirling in the head. Thinking and praying, God what to do? We should... We should to do something... From helplessness I made a decision to contact an one  local Christian organization, thinking maybe they could help??? Maybe together? I don't know...But we must to do something... We know they are amazing mission and doing so much for Ukrainian kids! And it was rightest decision ever!
  These amazing souls leaving everything went to the orphanage at night! Yes, late at night. When it was very cold, dark, driving on rough roads to the darker place... Thanks to them, an ambulance was called and the poor baby was taken to same hospital, where he was discharged home to die... A nurse at the hospital did not want to take the baby A. with emphasis on the fact that it makes no sense because he will still die. ;( How it could be so callous and indifferent? How it could be with such cold and hard heart seeing that a death standing near?.. Ukrainian mentality of many physicians... Sad reality. :( 
  Oh, how a lot of negativity and anger we have seen and heard in relation to children in orphanages. How much violence and injustice. "Why do you come to them? They do not deserve it! Why do you spend money and bring different things? They do not appreciate! They're idiots and nothing good will be in their lives!" Yes. This is what we hear from employees orphanages ... and many others. It shrinks the heart of pain, knowing it is not true. This is not true!Children know when they are loved! They are precious in God's eyes! Every soul is valuable! They appreciate every visit, hug, kiss, every sweet word and just gentle look with a smile. They scream from a joy, when we come there!

 It is so hard, Friends. This is so difficult emotionally. This is what we fight daily. Changing minds and hearts through visits kids in orphanages, hospitals, lonely souls giving them hope and love.

 Administration of the orphanage through the fighing, forced staff to take the baby A. to the hospital. When staff of the hospital learned that had come from the state representative for children's rights also. 3 doctors came running. One children's pediatrician that we could not find a day. But now he had to come running at night! 
Today, by the grace of God the little fellow has not a high fever!He is alive by mercy of Heavenly Father!Praise God!!!

Trust me it was not easy... I can not tell a lot here. But we know it was the Fight! It was real Fight for an one precious life! Not with blood and flesh. But A. life what is value in God`s eyes!
(Ephesians6:12) "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

 We are so amazed and in awe knowing for what has happened this night. We are so refreshing to know that little angel is at the hospital and getting care he needs. Personally experienced. I can not say it is a good hospital. But! It is much better to stay there then in the orphanage! We never forget what has happened and what saw yesterday... We never will forget what we felt. We can tell you that Ukrainian Ombudsman for the Rights and Protection of children is involved in current situation. We can give praise and glory to our alive God! Yes, there too much to be done. Too much fights are awaiting...But Bible says (Proverbs31:8) "Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy."

Please, keep praying for this precious soul. Pray he will get the help he needs. We will give you an update and to follow A. life.

October 14, 2016

The worst day of my life...

Today was the worst day of my life... We visited an one young family. Also we visited the boys with special needs bringing them diapers and baby formula. And to see the work of our caretakers.We are so thankful for their hard work they doing!

 We were told a while ago that 2 new babies arrived recently. We wanted to see those precious souls.

When we entered, we were shocked to see a skinny and pale kid... 

  He screamed, gasping, convulsions twisted his precious body ... It was a horrible sight... But we were even more schocked when learned that a few days ago, he was discharged from the hospital because doctors could not do anything... The kid has very high temperature. A few days he lay in intensive care. They put him dropper, did everything, but nothing helped...  The doctor discharged from the hospital, saying that he was born in this condition, his brain is dying and we can not do anything ... Nanny said that sweet A. looked better before get to the hospital... ;( I could not hold back tears. It flowed in streams. It is very difficult to pass along, and to describe what we saw and feel... We started to ask the nurse to do anything. Because the baby was shivering on the temperature. We asked to call an orphanage doctor and ask what medicines the boy A. need. The doctor was not present because today is holiday. We went running in the few pharmacies looking for essential drugs that would alleviate the suffering of precious soul. Finally the medicines were purchased. 

  But the most serious is that A. requires that special drugs can only be issued by a physician prescription. We went to look for a doctor, who can give this prescription what would only help this kid. And a doctor at the hospital was not there, because today is a day off in Ukraine! And for the rest of the hospital is only one doctor, who has no right to give the recipe. When we explained the situation that the baby is dying and he can not even survive until the evening... We were told, "Sorry. Wait till Monday..." 

  My hands are shaking, tears flowing by streams. It hurts. And so hard. Why poor baby dying have to wait a few more days? Why he has to wait till Monday? There must be some way out! The orphanage only can call ambulance and he will be brought to the same hospital. We did everything we could... We prayed fervently for precious A. And we asking you all for prayers, please... 

 Today was the worst day of my life... I never seen dying baby... I never feel so helpless... Fear. Shock. It is hurts very much. My heart is broken and I feel overwhelmed. 

 The poor kid is not to guilty for the fact that our poor medicine can not help him or maybe indifference of doctors... He is sweet. He is precious. He is loved by Heavenly Father. And he deserves better life... Please, Church pray for this sweet and precious boy A. He is dying... Only alive God can do a miracle! For His glory and Praise! Everything is in His mighty hands and life of poor baby boy...

October 10, 2016

Thanksgiving at church

Yesterday our local Bible Baptist Church Charity had a Thanksgiving. It was such a lovely and beautiful day!

In Ukraine, it is also called the Harvest. But our Church celebrates Thanksgiving but not harvest. Everyone in our church thanks and share a testimony of what God has done for a year in his life. Mainly Protestant churches celebrate this day in Ukraine and every Church decides itself, when to celebrate this special day.

It was so fun to prepare and decorate with the young people, who are great helpers!

Preaching of our Pastor Misha was great that touch the hearts of many. The songs, testimonies of young people and their gratitude to the Lord melted and warmed the heart...

The hall was full and there were no seats. Awesome blessing!

The corridor was filled with childrens trolleys, so we had to find a new "parking" for the youngest newborns. Ha ha!

Every year is special. So this year was special also. So, we are grateful to God for the many new young people and many children :)

For those, who have returned to the Lord.

For those that you see how life changes. And many, many other wonderful and amazing blessings! I wish I would have a time to share about all!

Zhenya become such a beautiful young lady! Precious smile. ♥

 We are so thankful to bro. Kevin, who sent us new tables from U.S., what help us in many ways. :)

And paper plates, napkins sent from U.S.  made desks look very pretty as well. Everyone loved it!

 After the church service, we had a lunch or supper of love, where everyone can fill their bellies as well as the hearts. :) Our church consist somewhere 70% of the former orphans. Basically, all malnourished ... So for many it was a special time. 
Every Sunday our church feeds the hungry orphans. But during the holidays more food than usual :)

 "Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? "
(Isaiah 58:7)

Everyone had a lovely and beautiful day. Outside was cold but inside was warm and sweet. No, we do not have heating yet. It is very cold in buildings now! But it was warm because of sweet and lovely spirit. In the end, all former orphans receive food, fruits and veggies. All were happy :)

But again. We would NOT have so many wonderful blessings without your precious love and generous support! So, we THANK you ALL for your astonishing God`s love, tender care and fervent prayers!!! Thank you VERY MUCH!!! Much love to all! ♥

September 26, 2016

Surprise for pregnant mommies

Some time ago we had a wonderful surprise for our pregnant mothers, Baby Shower! None of them didn't even realize what awaited them. There was some worries about Alyona. We prepared. 

But she was not feeling well and it seemed that she will not come. Of course, we were going to congratulate her in any case, before or after birth. But we so badly wanted to surprise and amaze her with this special event! Later, we didn't even expect that she will come.

And on the last day we found out that Alyona was better, and that she is going to come! What?! This was so wonderful news! 

And so the day has come!All were in trembling anticipation to surprise moms.

Of course the ladies were excited and Olga even cried from a surprise ...

Memory picture with kids

It was so adorable, when Andrew started to calm Diana when she burst into tears. This care and charm, he took over from his mom Olga  :)

After hundreds of photos the fun began...

Draw the face of the babies. Mothers choose the best.

The winner is the one, who first puts the diaper on the balloon. It was very funny and hilarious! Brothers, who do not have babies, did not know how to dress a diaper. Well. After the game they learned it! Ha ha!

As always kids wanted to have fun too!

Competition between mommies

And kids too :)

Hilarious game! It is necessary to blindfolded to feed a person baby food. The winner is the one who finishes first. Look at Olga's face! Ha ha!


Then we guessed, what date both babies have to be born.

It was so sweet, when the kids also wanted to guess. ♥

All were divided into two teams. They blindly had to change a "dirty" diaper on the clean. It was fun!

All left their wishes for babies. Then we put in a frame. It turned out cute as for me. :)

In the end, after the sweets, Olga and Alyona enjoyed the gifts.

Precious smile :)

As everyone loved the air balloon we made pictures with toddlers.

They are so adorable!

Andrew turned out so cute, when hugged elephant! :)

It is a little late blog post. Because both boys were born already. My apologize!Too much things needed to do... Alyona gave birth a boy 2 weeks ago. And Olga almost a week ago :) They both were named Maksim. Both babies healthy, stay warm and safe with their loving mothers ;) We would love to thank you all, who made this day so special in lives of both young ladies! They both were thrilled and so happy! Thank you very much for donations, sending baby clothes and baby items!Thanks your loving gifts they had awesome time with closest friends and our family church. BOM was able to provide all necessary items for babies. Both ladies could see and feel love of Jesus what touched their hearts and made teary... Thank you very much! ♥♥♥

We were delighted that our surprise turned out successful! :)))

September 16, 2016

Update about Anya and her son

Many of you love Anya and her precious son Dima as many other young people. This is such a blessing! :) I would like to give an update and greatly thank you all for prayers about young mom and her sweet son!God is so good!!!

First. Anya taking the medication her spleen moved away from the rib by 2 millimeters a while ago. Later she made a ultrasound. The young lady was so happy to hear that her spleen moved away from the rib on such distance that she does not require surgery at all! This is so awesome! Anna does not feel the pain any more! Amazing, amazing blessing! Praise God!!!

Second. Honestly, I do not know how many doctors we visited to help Anya with a vision. Each doctor says something else, and it's hard to make a deciding... 

Anya is very frequent headaches, and many times she lost consciousness. Once she lost consciousness, when she came into trolleybus. When she woke up. Her first question was, Where is Dima? Good that someone grabbed her son, when Anya fell down. She hit a little foot. But not much. Thank God that did not happen something worse! There were moments, when the BOM team and young people did not leave her alone. Since it was dangerous.Many times called an ambulance when she was ill. 

Finally we found a clinic, where Anya has done a lot of medical researches. We learned that sweet girl began to lose vision already in the right eye. :( The doctor said that it is necessary to wait when a cataract on the right eye will be even more that they could do the surgery on both eyes. This will happen in 5 months. Also, the doctor prescribed to wear glasses. "Oh, I see!" Anya was delighted, when put on glasses.

She looks cute in glasses. Isn't she? :)

And update about her little son Dima. 
The kid began to walk! What a great joy for the mother! Dima did not stand entirely on the feet, but tried to walk on the toes. Thanks to massages and special procedures at hospital, he began to fully stand on foot and walk! Anya is so happy!

 But your prayers still needed. Little kid has Hydrocephalus. A weeks ago he underwent an MRI and the doctor found that the liquid went to Dima`s brain. Also, head circumference became bigger. This sickness brings lots of troubles for little boy. :( 

Anya feels tired spend many weeks and months at hospitals. Every month Anya is at hospital. A week ago doctor gave the medicine and Dima became worse. Doctors did not allowed to be mom with her baby. Anya did not sleep several nights but spent near reanimation... Little boy was in very critical condition... He began to vomit, temperature, frothing at the mouth. Again started epilepsy...He nearly died! But little Dima is much better today thank God!Next week they should be at home. Praise God!

Some time ago we rented an apartment for Yaroslava and her daughter, who were in a very difficult and desperate situation. It so happened that everything was adjusted in Yaroslava`s life thanks your prayers. :) She found a permanent job or alternative housing. Yaroslava was very grateful for the help, support and moved out.  But the Lord had other plans. :)

At this time, Anya was in a rural hospital with Dima, where he almost died. We insisted Anya immediately went to the city hospital. The interesting thing is that the doctor, who almost "killed" Dima did not want to let go of Anya and give her a referral to another hospital. He is often drunk and does not fulfill his obligations. The reality of rural hospitals...

This city hospital which is slightly better than the countryside. 

Mother of Anya drinks often. Not once kicked her out of the house at night with the baby. Not one night poor girl spent on the street. Having studied the situation of Anya, we could not allow to happen something not good with the baby... That is why we offered her move into the city. That her son received a proper treatment. And that she could sleep peacefully and safely not afraid that today after yet another brawl and scandal, she will be cast out on the street with her child.

So, Anya with her precious babe live peacefully in the apartment several months already. She is so happy she can call ambulance at any time. And it will come soon but not several hours like you have to wait in village. She can go to hospital where is better treatment for her son. Anya happy she can stay safe and sound. :) 

Lord miraculously sent funds for housing for Anya, when money were running out. So, loving mother and her baby almost a year can live in safety. :) Also BOM provides all the necessary medicines for kid and food for his mother. Because the Children's Hospital does not feed the parents, they have to find food themselves. Thanks to your generous donations, sweet girl is not hungry and her son receives medical treatment!Thank you so much for your prayers and support! Who knows what would have happened today with little Dima and Anya without your care and love ...See, what your donations doing to save the precious lives...Our thanks never will be enough! 

Please, continue to pray for the young girl, who is often confronted with different challenges and needs help. Pray for her precious son. Pray for a miracle for little boy and his mother. The Lord gave strength to endure all the difficulties, and Anya see His grace, mercy and presence in it. My love to all! ♥

September 9, 2016

Kids at camp

Usually the summer is a time to relax, travel, summer camps. Where can you find new friends, have an unforgettable and fun time.

But it is not for the orphans. It's boring and tedious time for them.No one spends any games, contests and fun with kids. They just roam the camp territory without knowing what to do. Behind teritory camps you can not go, you must be under the supervision of a leader or an orphanage teacher. There's absolutely no games, toys, no bikes, skateboards, etc. There is no hot water wash or take shower. All they have is their room and classmates. Often orphans are malnourished and complain about small portions. There you can meet violence as from the side of the older boys and from the teachers or leaders. Sometimes the older kids run off in search of adventures. Older girls often become pregnant... Children complain that they want to quickly summer is over and go back to the orphanage. :( Because the camp is terribly boring. Children suffer emotionally very much...

Of course each camp is a bit different and it is good if there are newcomers volunteers who conduct various contests, games with children. But in the main camp, it is as unpleasant memories for orphans.

Orphaned children have to wear such shoes every day, weeks, months and even years...It doesn't matter sunny or rainy days. Because they do not have parents, who can buy them new shoes. They have to wear what they have. The orphanage gives an one pair of shoes for 2 years.Since the kids are running, jumping and gambol, shoes wear out very quickly. Therefore, shoes in all orphanages are one of the main problems.

Seeing all this and hearing complaints from children. All this is very difficult to convey in words. This all overwhelmed and has broken our hearts...It's very hard emotionally. The heart is compressed in pain.

Very soon we are came back with a lot of boxes of clothes, shoes and hygiene products.

We are so grateful to a Bible Baptist Church in Texas, for clothing and hygiene products!

Thanks to everyone for all the donations you sent and still sending, financial and humanitarian. From all over the world!

Thanks your donations we were able to purchase more personal hygiene products that every child received a blessing.

We were able to bless orphaned children with lots of clothes.

  Oh my goodness! You should have seen those eyes and cries!

You should have seen the delight and joy when the children receive hygiene products and clothing! The children were so very excited!

A little Beauty in new dress. She loved it! :)

Huge thanks  for a big box of socks!

Small children and teens could receive clothes.

The boy, the second on the right, he was overjoyed, when he saw that he had sneakers to play soccer! Honestly, I did not understand this until the day,  he showed the difference. This is guys stuff. :))) You should have seen his eyes! "I dreamed of having such sneakers and now I can play football!!! This is awesome! Wow!!!" Sweet boy could not believe his dream came true. Thanks once again for sending shoes! You never know how one pair of shoes can bless someone`s heart and  become a reality of his dream :)

Happy to have many clothes.

Precious smile. Sweet girl was so happy to have a new dress!

Teen guy was so glad to get a shirt! He had a Birthday few days later. And he accepted it as a gift for his Birthday. 

I have new pair of shoes! :) He was so excited!

New sandlas, new dress. She was so proud :)

Later we brought lots of different games.  Can you imagine how kids were excited to get so many wonderful games, as they had only one very old ball for over 80 kids? Precious souls were amazed and delighted! They hugged and warmly thank. Children couldn't believe it was for them. It was such a blessing to see the delight and sparkly eyes!Awesome blessing for so many sweet souls! God is so good!!!

They started immediately to play with.

Children were so very excited they can play and to be busy with something.

Near the forest is a spring of where we are from time to time take water.

 The water that we have is not good for health, especially for drinking or cooking. It is not nice to smell, smell bleach sometimes, visible grains of debris, it is yellow color, white clothes eventually becomes gray and the water is harmful to health. Even if you brush your teeth, and monitor your health over time from this water formed cavities in teeth or problems with the gastrointestinal tract.

 We often can not go to fetch water, since it takes half a day and do not always have someone to help carry water, all the guys are working.

A brother Misha has a hernia from the fact that often lifts up a heavy load. He needs a surgery. So we go there, when there is a possibility. And so we buy water for cooking. But the water from a spring that is much tastier! We thank God for this! :)

Thank you for touching hearts of these precious children! Thank you for showing your love and care through donations! Thank you very much for compassion and the manifestation of God's love!Your big and small blessings, not only cover the needs of the children, but also bring joy, excitement and become a reality their dream. :)))


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