An orphan's life

My name is Sergey. I am in third grade. I believe in God because He is my Heavenly Father. I was abandoned by my parents and now I live at an orphanage. I am very fascinated with all topics about God. I enjoy reading Bible stories and learning more about Jesus’ life on earth. I pray and read the Bible regularly. I am glad my Savior is always near. I feel His protection.

With Love, Sergey

Hello. My name is Valeriy. I am in eighth grade. I enjoy attending “Life Lessons” classes offered by Ministry Agape. I especially like stories about Jesus. Through these lessons I have learned about God’s commandments, His will for the people, and salvation. I now try to do good onto others, to help smaller and more vulnerable children in our orphanage.
I am very grateful to Ministry Agape for taking a part in our lives, in our future. They are always eager to help when I need it the most. May God bless them.

With Gratitude, Valeriy

My name is Eli. I am an eight-grader. I would like to thank you for the “Life Lessons” through which we are able to learn more about God. I have been especially touched by a verse from Romans "If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men"
I have found it to be very important to be friendly, help those in need, to support others, and not do any bad deeds. I dream of being like this.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Eli

An orphan's life

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

 
 

 

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...

 

 

 “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.”

Soon Agape Ministries will celebrate it's 10th anniversary.  In some ways it seems like a long time, in others, not long at all. When we stop to consider -  the tears and laughter, the heights of joy and depths of despair...it's by God’s grace we have learned and grown through it all.

 

 

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…