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

 

Anya stayed after class recently. She wanted to walk me home. She had something weighing on her heart that she really wanted to talk about... 

 

   

A story from one of Agape’s adaptation centers...  Yana had a very rough childhood, and she has long suffered from loneliness and poor self-esteem. 
The past several months have not been easy for us. Yana has really put a lot of time and energy into searching for a job, but she has been turned down at every single place where she applied for work...

 I looked up and saw Egor himself running toward me full-tilt, his face glowing.  He ran up, yelling at the top of his lungs "I found it! I found it!" I was confused..."What did you find, Egor?" I asked. "I found a family!!

 

 

One of the orphanage caretakers started calling her “Our Ugly Little Duckling,” and in many ways it seemed to be true...

I, Dima Tedeyev, was born on September 11, 1995 in Orenburg, Russia.

Soon after, when I’d just turned 3 years old, my mother took my sister and me and moved to Ukraine, in pursuit of personal happiness...