An orphan's life

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 - they just needed to find themselves parents! However, as I grew up, I came to see that what they needed right now, where they were, was love and care… and more than anything else, to some to know Christ as their Saviour and God as their Father. 
 
I decided that since God has so abundantly poured out His love in my life, I need to use the opportunities Agape gives me to share His love with orphan children. I want them to know Him, His love, and His salvation… that’s why I’m in orphan ministry. 

Andrei Korolyuk,

   Agape volunteer

 

 

An orphan's life

 

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…

 

 

 

Answer to the prayerWe prayed with him again about the family. 10 days later he received answer from God.

I visit the Church of Christ the Savior in the Kherson. I am director of Sunday School. At the same time I work as teacher of Bible lesson in the orphanage for children 4-7 years old. This is my first year of work. I am glad that God allowed me to carry His Word to these kids.

I attend “Christian ethic” lessons and I like lessons about God and His love very much. I forgive those who offended me because God commended to do so...

Ivana, 14 years old

 

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…

 

 

 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...