April 30, 2012

Purchases to graduating kids!

I`m so thrilled to tell you how our Heavenly Father and God of all gods, blessed us incredible!
We believed that the Lord will bless our trip. But how, certainly we couldn't know.And anybody can't know it. But we rejoiced that at last we can make it!
A day before our trip I saw this picture and it so encouraged and blessed my heart.

 This day was so beautiful and sunny, when we did purchases. A warming came to Ukraine very quickly. This day was near 30`С(86`F). Wow! We were so glad of the sun and warm. We rejoiced and thanked our Creator who has created Earth and all what is on it and this wonderful sun.

With your help we raised up $1.135.Wow!That is great!Thanks everyone!

So, for $750 we had to buy kitchen utensils to all 80 teens. And for the rest $385 we were going to buy blankets. We  were not sure up to the end how many we can to buy blankets because we didn't know precisely the price. We assumed probably 28-30 things. We calculated that 1 blanket will cost about 100 hryvnias($12.5 USA) Well, probably 80 hryvnias($10). And that we even drove away such thoughts because in our city, blankets which we wanted to buy, 1 thing costs 140 hryvnias($17.5). Anyway we were very excited and hoped that the Lord will provide and bless.

At the beginning we looked for a place where we could buy blankets to orphans.
 Where we bought, this is that place.
 Can you believe that we bought here blankets by 65 hryvnias ($8.12)??? Imagine our shock when we asked the price for blankets. We asked again several times or it is the real price, probably was heard. "Are You serious?"we asked. Believe friends. We couldn't believe our ears! NEVER, never in life we couldn't think that we can find blankets so cheap!!!WOW!
I would like to add that all we bought wholesaled. It`s cheaper than at retail.

 Can you imagine how we were excited and were amazed by God`s leading us to this place?!!!Praise the Lord!!!So, we bought 50 blankets!It`s not 28-30 as we thought!Oh, my goodness!What incredible blessing!We could not believe!

Such happy and amazed, we laded and carried to our transport.
And there was still small blessing. Workers who works there, helped to bring up to the van. Not in every place you can get help and service.
Oh, dear Friends! Your blessings were SO great that we had to look for other van. :))) As in our van it everything wouldn't be placed. We were very glad that our friend agreed to help us free of charge with transport. We were so glad that to us wasn't necessary to pay for van rent!What a joy!

Then we bought kitchen utensils.
On this photo, saucepans are packed and brothers are ready to carry.


 The seller is packing cups for our children.
 It`s how looked the complete van when we bought already all necessary for graduates.It`s looks impressively!
Tired, but with full heart of pure joy, we went home.We were so glad to God's blessings and guidance of the Lord that didn't notice fatigue!  :)

As we were hungry very much, we stopped in the small town on picnic, near the small castle. We often stop here to have a meal and go further as the long road awaits.
This place very beautiful and romantic. :)
The fresh air, sunny heat, green grass, quiet river. A wonderful place for small rest.

 Other side of this castle.
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 O, I thought probably that you will be interesting to look how the Ukrainian villages look. Here is a short video. I`m very sorry that it very much shakes. It everything because of the road.

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  Dear our beloved friends, faithful sponsors and all participators in this project. We would love to thank you warmly for your many prayers and support. We had a successful and blessed trip. The Lord kept us on the way and granted many blessings. All glory to the Lord! Thanks a lot for each cent and dollar!
  Thanks to you for your open hearts to these orphans to help with their needs, we could have such great trip. Thanks to kind people from several countries of USA, Ukraine and Canada, we could make reality of this purchase! We are so exciting that people from other countries join to this ministry and take part in lives of orphans in Ukraine!God expands limits! What a blessing!We appreciate each your help and prayer!We cherish your  support VERY much!

It is not all what we are going to present to graduates. I will tell you a bit later when I be ready :).

One of these days we will pack gifts to graduates and I will surely share a pictures with you. :0)
Lots of love from all from BOM!


Boys and gifts

I know.I know that many of you our sweet friends are waiting update about our shopping to graduating teens.Did we buy everything we needed?Did we have successful journey and shopping?YES!!!We had absolutely great day!We are so exciting!I`m very thrilled to share with you how God blessed us!I will tell you about that very soon.Hope today.Thank you so much for prayers!Our God is so good and awesome!


But here I would love to tell you what a blessed visit we had with boys with special needs.This is last orphanage where orphans could to receive gifts from you.

When we only arrived to the orphanage, children so rejoiced and were excited.We had wonderful and blessed time with them.
At the beginning we sang with them, studied the new song with gestures. They sooooo rejoiced to sing and glorify the Lord!

Also we had time for games when boys fed each other.


All hall simply laughed loudly :)
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But the most important was a part of our program when we said about friendship that Jesus is our best Friend who always understands us when nobody understands which will listen to us at any time and day and night, who forgives all time, which loves us and accepts isn't dependently who we are and how we act or do.

We took history for a basis about David and Jonathan. :) It was the great honor to these boys to play the role in this history. They were so glad and did it so well.


But as in each orphanage, children very much loved to shoot from bows! It was is so thrilling!They were sooooo excited to shot arrows!It was awesome to see their joy!!!
Even when we finished the program and already collected things, older boys still played and asked the bow and arrows again and again.

At the end of the program we provided to our beloved boys the same gifts that we granted in orphanages. Here and here. Only these gifts were prepared to boys and everyone was signed by their surname and a name as we did in orphanages before.So, each of them had personal gift from the Lord.

Oh, my goodness! How many there was pleasure, joy and delight! You would see their shining eyes and happy smiles!

I love this precious smiles! :)


Boys were amazed by their gifts!"Wow!That is great!Wow!That is wonderful!" we heard all the time.

The administration of the orphanage admired and said that it is gorgeous gifts!!!They thanked much and rejoiced very strongly this blessing for children.They were amazed by your love and care!

A short video. :)
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Happy boys with their gifts.

He loves to make pictures. :)

So, we had so wonderful and awesome meeting with our sweet boys!They received so much joy, admiration and blessing from our Heavenly and loving Father who cares of orphans.

Dear our beloved Friends, we would love to thank you for help in this project, Gifts to Orphans.All orphans would not receive soooo much joy and this great blessing without your taking part, without your help and opened your hearts.We even can not find enough words to thank you.We will be forever grateful to each of you, for your help and being hands of Jesus.Thank you for your Christian love and care!Many thanks from bottom of our hearts!!!We are amazed by your great love and gentle care! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!
Hugs and love from all BOM!



April 28, 2012

Terror

 Horrible...Scare...Where the world goes... Terribly. It won't be for us surprise if it happens during Euro 2012 soon.
Please, follow to these links to know more details about terror what happened yesterday in Ukraine.

 http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/126772/

http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/126768/


April 26, 2012

With teens about friendship

Here is updating about one more meeting we had with teens recently.We had wonderful time with them!As all time, God is good and blessed us by great time with those who are need Jesus Christ too.I won't speak here much because of lack of time.As I would like to tell more about other meetings also.

 We had Bible time.Our the focus of the conversation was about friendship that Jesus is the best friend. It was sadly that some of kids have not friends.It`s heartbreaking...It`s heavy to be without close friend(s)... :(

On picture is Nadya telling Bible story about David and Janathan to teens.They love it! They were amazed that Jonathan presented to his friend so many gifts.

 Also we had fun time
 Teens love to play! :)
 But most they loved to shoot the arrows!They were excited sooooo much and everyone wanted to try how to use bow!We call this game, "to be as Jonathan".
As from the story about David and his best friend Janathan we know, he presented bow to David because he delighted much in him.Jonathan is great example of friendship.So, teens were as Jonathan, shot arrows, when he was into the field. (1 Samuel 20:35-42)
 Boys were amazed and thrilled!

 And girls also.
 We had great time with these teens!

 As orphans are lack of shoes or they have it in horrible condition.
 
We brought these summer shoes which we had left from mental institution.
 Aren`t their smiles are precious?
 We were so excited to bring this blessing to children!What a joy!Administration of this orphanage was very thankful!

 Thank you so much, dear friends, for your prayers!God cares about orphans and provides shoes!Thank you so much for your support!We appreciate any your acting to help orphans here.What awesome God we serve!
 Blessings!

Update about project

I`m very exciting to tell you that today at night we are going to one of biggest bazars in Ukraine, buy gifts to graduating kids.Same bazar where we bought recently Gifts to orphans.You have to remember how God blessed and we had successful journey :) Same bazar where we bought gifts to graduating kids a year ago and we had wonderful shopping too.

   This project, Gift to Graduates is not finished yet.We still necessary to raise fund, to buy blankets to other children.We are worry that we can be not in time.Because of Euro 2012 and next almost two weeks will be holiday in Ukraine, what bring a trouble for us with shopping and visiting orphans.So, we decided to go and buy everything for that we already have.These holidays, end of the education year, Euro 2012, sometimes is heavy to organize everything, be in time, to visit orphans, etc.
   But anyway we are VERY exciting!!!As I told you before, we already have enough to buy kitchen utensils to all 80 orphans.Also we already able to buy 29-30 blankets(depends from a price). What a great blessing!Thanks everyone for your prayers and support!God is so good!Your some donations were so generous!It brought for us so much joy, tears of happiness and glory to the Lord.

   I`m just wonder.Will bless our Heavenly Father this shopping and project as a year ago.Our dear and beloved friends made a blog to raise fund, whom we will be forever grateful.They enclosed all their efforts with all their hearts to help orphans.Thank you so much, Courtney and Brianna!Also some of you have been part of this project and have to remember how God greatly blessed this journey and shopping.We saw and felt your sacrificial love and care, your sensitive kindness and mercy.
  And this time and this year we just wonder and already excited.Because we see God`s hand in many ways.We see how God opens sweet your hearts to help our dear children in their needs.We appreciate each $!!!We see and feel your mercy love and great care!Thank you, dear Friends!!! We simply do not have enough words to thank you.We never would not have so many wonderful blessings without all of you!

   Please, will you pray we have successful and safely traveling, as it is long trip?Please, pray God will bless and we were able to buy blankets to other children.Time is running out... And we have very and very short time.We still necessary to raise fund to help others.
We know many of you praying for us, that is WHY we have SO MANY great blessings!Thank you so much! :)
Lots of  love and hugs!

P.S.I have so many exciting blessings to share with you. Sometimes I think why God created 24 hours at day and night?Why not 26 or 28? :)))


April 20, 2012

He was a street boy...

    When his parents divorced, he was still the child. And it affected his further life. Soon he appeared in an orphanage. Absolutely lonely, with the injured heart, parents forgot about him. It seemed that the world was gloomy and gray, cold and cruel. Nobody will listen to your awful pain, nobody will hug, won't tell warm words. Tears, pain of heart,sorrow,grief, misunderstanding, lonely with empty heart.It seemed that all forgot also everyone was occupied with the vital affairs, without paying attention to the guy which so needed a consolation and love. 

   Time went... Time came to leave the orphanage forever.When he left walls of the orphanage and came back to home.He saw that the house was empty. His mother lived with the girlfriend drinking vodka thinking of nothing. Nothing disturbed her. The heart pain of the broken family, complete of loneliness and pains, she tried to find a consolation in vodka. She  circumfused her pain by vodka and to forget about everything forever. Soon she became to nobody the necessary to suffering of alcoholic abuse. The father lived with other family.

   The house, where returned this guy was empty and in an awful condition...There was no light, water and gas. The service came and cut off everything for failure to pay of utilities. Windows were beaten, without glass. In the house there was no food. It is empty, there is nobody. About the house that is the house, only reminded memories and known things.
   Shocked from seen, from pain and fear in heart, tears began to well up on eyes.He sat down on the iron and broken bed, clasped the head by hands and started to cry bitterly. The big fear filled his heart, pain, loneliness. What to do is future? How to live? To whom to follow the help? I am not necessary to nobody, forgotten and lonely ...he thought at this time. Tears slid as the river. Hungry, and full of fear and horror, in tears he fell asleep in the empty house.

   Days were cold and rainy. Therefore windows he fixed different boards and fibreboards. What though somehow to be warmed. It became shortly cold and he woke up from cold in the morning, shaking like an aspen leaf on a tree. Snow covered a room where he slept. When was very cold he muffled up more feasibly in a thin worn blanket to be warmed.When he hammered windows by boards or a cardboard or than it will be come into the hands, in the house it was dark and cold as in a storeroom. Often boards were broken by bums. Also it was necessary to repair windows again and again. To make light in the house, he connected two wires among themselves, what though as that to live. But he hidden from neighbors that lived behind a wall that they wouldn't be issued in the house and didn't go to complain in service.

   In the winter wore gumshoes because there was no other footwear. The rubber footwear froze and it was impossible to endure cold. Feet were simply ice.The frost was about 30`C. He dressed on two pairs sock to be warmed, but it didn't help...

Nobody wanted to take 14 year old guy on the work. It was heavy to arrive somewhere to study.

   It was necessary simply to survive...That though somehow to be consoled and allay the heart pain and fear, he started to drink vodka.On the work don't accept, there is no place to study, money isn't present to buy food and there is no place where to take. It was necessary to steal that to survive...
   To survive he wandered on different streets, the cellars, the thrown places and collected dairy bottles. Handed over them and on this money he bought food. It was not finite enough. Often he was undernourished.

   One day he managed to find a work. As in the USSR nobody took on the work juvenile child and it was illegal. So illegally he got job in cafe. He helped to undress meat in kitchen. But not long it was necessary to wait. Someone from government officials or inspection learned that the juvenile child works at kitchen. The director came and he asked him leave immediately or he can to get to prison that the juvenile guy works for him. Again hunger days, again problems...

  Once street children robed a small shop. The police thought that he also was involved in it. Also took away him in a children's shelter where held him, accusing him of that what he didn't do. Behind a high concrete fence and many iron doors, in a strict daily routine to walk everywhere only a system, hearing humiliations and insults, seeing mockeries and violence over children, he had to spend there about 30 days.It was scary and awful place.

  Once at night he passed by confectionery and noticed that a window was open.The smell of tasty cakes was so wonderful and tempting. He having yearned and having exhausted for hunger, reached to an open window. Having gorged on cakes, on following night he returned again. And here he got in hands of tall and strong man.

   When there was a court and accusing asked him why he stole.He is lost and frightened, with lowered head, he silently responded: "I simply wanted to eat..." The procurator became angry and the enraged voice started to accuse of various sins. The guy burst into tears and asked to mercy. But he was ruthless and screamed: "I will make everything that to put you in prison. Anyway you are necessary to nobody.Such as you should be in prison!" "Such as you", means those who was or who are in orphanages or on street...

  Nobody wanted to listen his explanation that he couldn't find to the work, couldn't find any educational institution. There was nobody him to help. The verdict was made. Three years of prison for the stolen cake.

  This is the real story a former street boy.It is only small part of history... He remembers everything accurately and clearly as though it occurred yesterday. Today he is saved Christian by grace of God, who helps the same street boys and girls. Who doesn't know about that there is a way and hope. The get-out or solution  is always, this is Jesus Christ.The consolation in heart, protection and rest it is possible to find only in Jesus Christ.

Many of you know this former street guy. Who passed all this way of loneliness and horror, knowing what such hunger and cold, fear and horror, pain and disappointment, injustice and indifference, humiliation and much more...This is brother Misha, Director of Bible Orphan Ministry in Ukraine.He was this street boy.

Here are videos of lives of children who stay on street.It`s heavy to watch it without tears...
                      



                      

Here one more video on YouTube.You can find a lot of videos there of homeless children.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yoJXUkP0zQ

It everything waits for orphans who are graduate from orphanages in some weeks.Fear, tears, helplessness, loneliness, hunger. If will be a lucky probably will find a work or educational institution. But if no, there they waits the street, hunger cold, alcoholic and drug addiction, prison etc.

    Dear beloved friends, with heartbreaking hearts we ask you to help in our project, Gifts to Graduates.Time is running out and we have only 2 weeks...Our desire to help them in their needs and to bless at least is a little.
   With your help we already raised fund $745.Amazing!It`s almost the half what we necessary! We already able to buy kitchen utensils for ALL 80 orphans!Thank you SO much!!!You are awesome!So, we need to raise more to buy blankets for kids.Read here to know more about this project.Every little bit of help is VERY helpfull and appreciating.

   We pray God will bless and provide needs of those who are in need.Please, share about this need.Time is VERY short.We need many your prayers.Thank you SO much for any your help!God bless you!


April 16, 2012

Such a lot of joy!!!

Do you see such big crowd of our beloved God`s creations?Do you see these happy precious faces with packages in hands?Yeahhhh! We could visit them and present them your gifts of love!

It was awesome blessing to see them again and see such happy hearts.It was even more than wonderful meeting!There were such a lot of joy and happy tears.We knew how girls will be happy.But they were MORE happy than we expected!Wow!I even can not describe you how much emotions and thrilled moments were there!IT WAS AWESOME!We only rejoiced, praised and thanked the Lord in our hearts. :)

I will begin in sequence what we did and how spent time with children.I`m so exciting to do that!

At the beginning we had a program with them instead of the Bible lesson as usual. It was great time!
When we learned with them the new song about friendship, we played some games.

Game is called, "Feed the friend". The one of participants are blindfolded and she/he blindly shall feed the friend. Those win who the first will eat.It was very funny, when among younger kids, one of girls(in blue jacket) instead of that what to feed the friend. She ate one part of a cake and only then gave the second part to the friend. :)))

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Also we had Bible story about Jonathan and David.We took older girls to help with that.

Girls were excited to play role during history.Natasha was Jonathan.She was such happy to learn to shoot the arrows!

The best friends, Jonathan and David are saying goodbye.  :)

We had such great time!

But how children were impressed, when learned that they will receive a gift!They were excited soooooooo much!There were a LOT of joy!WOW!

Here is a short video of their reaction. :)
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Each time I view this video, each time I`m crying.They are sooooo precious and sweet.Look at them how they are excited their gifts.It`s awesome!


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It seems that this adorable cutie kid is saying. "Is this all so a lot of stuff for me?Wooow!"

Isn`t she cute?Do You know who this lovely creature? This is small Masha who still waits her loving family.
For those who does not know, she is listed on Reece`sRainbow.

Such a lot of joy, so many impressions, so many blessings!
Dear mommy where are you?...Do you know your precious little angel kissed her new shoes?Yes, she did it.When Masha took out her new shoes, she was soooo excited and kissed that.

Isn`t her smiling is precious?


Such happy her new gift!I believe, if you would here.You would receive such as that hundreds sweet hugs!So, children "send" hugs to you all!  :)

Do you see this crying girl?

You won't believe but she cried when received the gift.She wiped tears, but they slid on her cheeks again and again...
Yes.It was tears of happiness.It was tears of overwhelmed heart and your love, sweet friends. She felt your amazing love and gentle care.Isn`t amazing?

This day was awesome!We were sooooo happy to see such amazing smiling faces with shining eyes!

Thank you dear friends about care of these orphans.Your greatly love astonish and make them happy, brought a lot of joy and tears of happiness.Your gentle care helped them in needs and thankful prayers to Jesus.You make a difference friends in their lives!Thank you!Lots of love to you and hugs!




April 14, 2012

Wise king

Ok.One more orphanage we were able to visit last week and had regular Bible lesson :) It was such exciting and wonderful meeting!As children wait for us every Saturday, they gathered very quickly and we wonderfully spent time. All of them are so much lovely and sweet!

 In the beginning we congratulated kids with Birthday who already had.Aren`t they precious having of their gifts? I love their lovely smiles!


We sang the song with children. They very much love this song. Especially when sing an undersong. There are such words: "Years of the childhood don't pass without a step,  therefore friends, we will tell to Jesus, yes." When children sing this undersong they very much like to sing loudly here "therefore friends, we will tell to Jesus, YES! It is soooo funny!Aren`t they just cute? :)

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This lesson was unusual as we did a craft with children. As we told them story about the wise king Solomon and his affairs. They did a crown. We called it the wisdom crown. It was object lesson before Bible history.

Sharing their love with brother Misha.Boys so much do love when brother Misha helps them with crafts.They were ready to stick Bible verse on his head.Arent` they adorable! :)))

Children very much love a gliter, as it shine. They enjoyed their work!

They loved their crowns sooooo much!So they sat in them during all lesson. It was so lovely. I hope they for a long time will remember history about wise king Solomon.

Throughout history about Solomon both his wisdom and his affairs, Nadya showed visualization. Children especially liked the temple that Solomon built. They were amazed and impressed!!!"Look here! Look here! What is it?Wow!" they cried out.We are so lucky to have this paper temple to show to kids. :)

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Also we together with children could add big puzzles. It was game on solidify of their knowledge of history. Who gave the right answer on a question, had the right to attach a puzzle.

This way kids helped Solomon build the temple.


In the end we learned a new song "The wise man built his house". They so loved this song that we sang with them several times!
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We had a great time with kiddies.They were excited very much!

Also at this time Sasha and Lyuba had a great time with teens also.They had fun time, sang songs etc.


They have been speaking about forgiveness.It`s such important thing in our lives.Not to have bitterness and offense in our hearts but to have quiet and free heart from a sin.Jesus Christ is greatest example of forgiveness!
They learned this verse:"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." (Ephesians 4:32)

But we have one more blessing!Here we asked you to help orphans with shoes.Our God is awesome!Isn`t He?We were able to buy new shoes to these sweet boys! That`s awesome blessing!Boys were very happy to receive this gift!
Their shoes was in an awful condition, teens walked the almost barefooted. They wore that what is difficult to call footwear.Now boys have a NEW shoes!
Dear Friends, thank you a lot for your care about orphans and your great love!Thank you make them smiling and bring a joy to their lives!Thank you so much for your prayers!What an awesome God we serve!!!Love to all!

These teen boys more than in a month will leave this orphanage...Do you believe it?Some of them are still stay as children.That is scary some.What wait them in future? Where they will live?Will find they a job or educational school where to study?or they stay on street?
Please, pray for them, God will care about their needs, protect them from evil and a sin.Please, pray God will provide all their needs and take away fear.

We have only 2 weeks to raise fund to help them a little in their need, project-Gifts to Graduates.We still need a lot to raise but time is VERY short. Please, pray and share about this need.Thank you!





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