An orphan's life

The girl who dreamed of Paris

 

“Do you remember, during your Bible lessons, how we talked about what we dreamed of doing or being? I was the girl who always dreamed of going to Paris!” 

 

 

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Admit when you're wrong

 I’m thankful to the Lord that amidst all that He teaches me, he’s also teaching me how to ask forgiveness of the kids I work with...

 

 

 

 

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Why am I in orphan ministry? (S. Dezhnyuk)

 

I really love children. Every time I see a little child who is deprived of basic human warmth, love and parental care, tears just come to my eyes...

 

 

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Why am I in orphan ministry? (T. Rudyuk)

 

As I watched the video about the plight of Ukrainian orphans, my eyes filled with tears as I began to see how great their need is - and began to understand that God wanted to use me to serve them...

 

 

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Why am I in orphan ministry? (A. Korolyuk)

 

Why am I in orphan ministry? It’s very simple, really. From the time I was a little child myself, I’d heard that there were children who didn’t have their own parents. The thing is, I thought that their problem was easy to fix...

 

 

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Orphan ministry is never pointless

 

Thank you, Lord. Thank you for reminding me that my ministry here is never pointless...

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Why am I in orphan ministry? (O. Drukachuk)

 

I want to demonstrate to them that they are not alone, not rejected – and that they are precious to God, and to us

 

 

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Why am I in orphan ministry? (D. Voitovich)

 

Orphan ministry had crossed my mind once in a while, but more as an abstract idea. Sure, it was something that was worth doing, but I didn't have the slightest notion that God could use me...

 

 

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Why am I in orphan ministry? (O. Zamorskaya)

 

Sometimes feelings of loneliness are strong enough to make you wish you were dead! For children who grow up in orphanages, those feelings are what they live with, day in and day out…

 

 

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The Word of God is at work in their hearts

  

So often, we think that these teenage orphans are apathetic, hardened by life, resistant to letting God’s Word work in their hearts. Zhenya’s story shows that the opposite can be, and often is actually the case...

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An orphan's life

 

I knew that these were very special children and that working with them would be a challenge – but I had no idea of how hard it would really be... 

 

 Outwardly, Tanya was feisty, a real scrapper... but her eyes were dulled and sad. Her entire being seemed to be focused on her anger at the world around her. Her anger and pain often spilled over into other's lives, hurting those who were weaker than her...

After the lesson, everyone raced off, leaving Lyuda behind. Lyuda is an open, tenderhearted girl, very sensitive and easily hurt. She asked very politely how I was doing, and despite her shyness and discomfort, struck up a conversation...

I like “Christian ethic” lessons … they tell us about mercifulness and God's love. I become much more peaceful and relived.

Diana 14 years old

Unfortunately our mother started to lead bad life and we were taken away from her.