An orphan's life

Dear Irina and Vladimir! I like your lessons of “Christian ethic” very much. I’ve learned a lot about God. I’m thankful to God that I got to know such beautiful people as you. Therefore I’ll always remember what you’ve taught us and I’ll never forget it. It seems for me that I’ve started to live a new life – that is much better and lighter. I’ve always looked forward for these lessons because I wanted to know more and more about God.

Thank you for everything….
With respect,

Malvina, (Kalinin orphanage #1)

 

I attend “Agape” Christian ethic lessons. It helps me to be merciful and polite. When AGAPE missionaries first entered our class I I realized at once: this is exactly what I need for they are so merciful, they help us, they tell such interesting stories to us. I’d love they are always by my side because I graduate from 9 grade this year and I’ll go to study in trade school and I’ll miss them very much. I’m very thankful for these people.

Alexander

 

Dear Alexander Petrovich Fedorchuck!
We are children of Nikolaev orphanage #3; we’d love to hearty thank You for Your care about us - orphans! Our dear teacher of “Christian ethic” – Elena Gordienko gives us interesting lessons where we study Bible. All of us listen to her intently and we all like coloring books; we color them with a great pleasure. With all our class we pray for the well-being of our relatives. We already see a lot of good changes thank to the lessons of Elena Mihaylovna and our prayers.
We ask you very much – DON’T LEAVE US WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT, PLEASE ASK GOD TO BE WITH US - ORPHANS AND TO BLESS US! Let GOD keep you. Thank You for all that You are doing for us!!!

With respect, pupils of 4th grade – Nikolaev orphanage #3

 

…. Lena I love you So much! I’m so thankful to you that you’ve helped me to know God! Dear God I’d love my behavior to be changed, and everything in my family to be changed – I want so much my mother’s attitude toward me to be changed, I want her to treat me with love and also my uncle Vitya to treat me with love! I want him not to drink alcohol any more and to love my mother so they’d never fight with each other….
I love You God!

Victoria, 11 years old (Nikolaev orphanage #3)

 

An orphan's life

I prayed to God that my mother or brother would visit me. AFTER NINE DAYS MY MOTHER CAME. I hadn’t seen her for 4 years!

 

 

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...

 

 

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

 
 

  

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...

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