An orphan's life

Why am I in orphan ministry? (I. Levdanskaya)

 

Each and every visit to the orphanage, I see how their lives are lacking in so much that we often take for granted. More than anything, they simply need someone to support them, encourage them, just to hug them and love them…

 

 

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Hard Choices

 

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... 

 

   

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God will never leave you

 

Orphanage ministry is not easy, but let me just say this: even if you are tired, GO. If you feel like you’re not up to it, still go, simply go and love them. Just be there for them...

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Why do I minister to orphans? (Samuel Golub)

 

Every Christian wants to do something for God with his life. Some make a point of being at church every Sunday and consider that their way of serving God. Others don’t limit themselves just to church attendance, but sing in the choir as well. That used to be me...

 

 

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Igor's story

The Lord took my life into His own hands and began to change me...

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Why do I minister to orphans? (Anastasiya Simonchuk)

 

From the time I was a child myself, I dreamed of working with orphan children. When I first heard about Agape Ministries, I immediately knew that this was just what I was looking for! 

 

 

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The Ugly Little Duckling

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

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Healing Hearts

When she first came to live with us in Agape's Adaptation Center,  it seemed that she would never ever open up to anyone again, never speak of the pain in her heart...

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Why do I minister to orphans? (A.Zhdankina)

 

I could just see the silent question in her eyes: "Who are you and what do you think you know about us, anyway?”

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A Hope and a Future

 “Do you yourself even believe what you’re saying?” Sergei asked, still laughing.       

“Of course I believe what I said. The Lord has given you all a lot of talent, I know that each one of you can have a great life,” I answered.

“Well, that’s all the future I see for me,” said Sergei, pointing at the bars on the ground-floor window, “a life behind bars.”

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An orphan's life

 

Every Christian wants to do something for God with his life. Some make a point of being at church every Sunday and consider that their way of serving God. Others don’t limit themselves just to church attendance, but sing in the choir as well. That used to be me...

 

 

I like lessons of “Christian ethic” very much. I’ve learned a lot about God. I wanted to know more and more about God.

Malvina

 

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... 

 

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...

 

“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!”