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We are having an amazing winter, and had 2 young people baptized, and another repented and is preparing for baptism.
We presently have 2 full time American missionary/volunteers living in Dzerzhinsk, serving daily at the center!
The center is open daily with kids enjoying, games, Bible classes, Sunday worship, weekly cooking classes, academic tutoring, English classes, and much more. We hope that you will consider joining us in Ukraine to minster to the local community, and orphans throughout the Donetsk region.
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Current URGENT Needs
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|2/1/2014 – we are presently seeking team members for our 2014 Summer camp. We will have 3 camps from June 16 – July 4th. Contact us directly for more information and an application.|10/29/13 – Seeking Christmas elves to join us (anytime between) Dec. 25th – Jan. 11 for gift distribution to orphans and the local economically depressed children…contact us for details!!7/08/13 – house parents for transitional home for orphans 7/4/13 – Backpacks for our center kids – we are looking for 100 filled backpacks for August/September for our center kids, and kids at the local orphan shelter – please contact us for complete details.
We frequently hear misinformation about the ‘aging out’ teen. His Kids Too! now has 2 foster homes ready for occupancy for orphans/displaced children 10-18+, we *think* we have foster parents for this placement, but we need funds to underwrite the project. If your heart is for the teen orphan, please consider a monthly sponsorship of a teen, house parent, or the project. For very little you can impact a life. Please contact us directly for more information. We serve many displaced teens. They seek parental ‘figures’ for guidance and assistance. We welcome your input and assistance.
Recent developments in the plight of orphans:
The UA government has decided that the best place for orphans is in a foster home. They have decided by 2016 that all orphanages will be closed, and children without a medical diagnosis will be placed in foster homes. Foster care parents will receive a stipend for their care of the children, in addition to receiving the childs’ monthly pension money. As an advocate for orphans, we don’t think this is the best decision for orphans, but our hands are tied. Only children with a diagnosed illness or disability will be housed in the single oblast orphanage/invalid house. This change in policy for orphans will effect the future of adoptions in UA. Foster parents will have a ‘voice’ in the adoption process; and we foresee ‘money’ playing an (unfortunate) role in this. Additionally, thousands of people will be our of jobs, due to the closing of the facilities. Many facilities are sending kids to central facilities and have already shut down. Some slatted for closing Dec. 2013, but the plans is for all to be closed by 2016. For more information on this, please contact us directly.
As laws in U.S. and U.A. are changing, the picture of international adoption will soon take on a different appearance. After July 14, 2014, persons desiring to adoption internationally will be required to use a Hague accredited agency. This will, more then likely increase fees, since there are fees associated with Hague accreditation, and those fees will be passed on to the consumer. For a short time, Cornerstone Adoption Services, Inc. have reduced their fees for international adoption, providing an avenue for many people to adopt before this law is in place. Please contact us directly for fees and more information.