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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I approach the classroom, I can already hear the noise of loud voices and laughter. I'm on my way to a group of 9th graders today...

 

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 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...

 

 

 On August 25th 2013, Agape Ministry’s new Adaptation Center for Young Men in Krivoi Rog was up and running as the first teenage orphans moved in.

Two orphanage graduates settled in to live with a Christian family there. Anton Dubrovsky and Sasha Korotky became a part of the Sukhovoy family.