Dear Friends, I can't say a lot here but I know many of you have heard the reports of the military coup in Myanmar. The situation is very bad and fellow believers at asking for everyone’s prayers for the country. We have many orphanages calling for help as they are struggling for food for the children, between the coup and pandemic. Rice and other food prices have doubled, markets and businesses are closed for the most part, hundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in peaceful protests, thousands of criminals have been released, and communications lines have been cut.
Translation of Oleg’s video message
“My name is Oleg. I was 6 years old when I was removed from my family and placed in an orphanage. I lived at the orphanage for the rest of my school-aged years; I have never had a family. But after graduation from the orphanage school, I went to US for a period. I became acquainted with a family, and they invited me to live with them for a year. This family experience had a big impact on my life. I became more open towards people. When a child is in an orphanage, he is so withdrawn. But with the family in America I became more open, friendly, and social...
At our Garden Home orphanage we have had a vision from the beginning to have an abundance of fruit trees and vegetable gardens. Today it is beautiful place with so many varieties of fruit trees and great nutrition from the gardens for the children in our care.
21 orphans attended our annual camp this summer and had a great time. "Continue reading" to see video.
We have a great team in Ukraine with a renewed vision for 2020-2021. New plans are coming and we will share with you soon. Pasha is working with teenage orphans, teaching them about computers and programing. Vova and Yan grew up in an orphanage and were mentored by Orphan's Hope staff. They love the Lord and have a great heart for the kids with a gift in connecting, mentoring, and being a light in the children's lives. Dima has been leading our staff and teams for about 18 years.
Thank you to our supporters! You are a wonderful blessing in a time of great need. Orphanages have been out of food or only having rice porridge. Thanks to God and you we were able to deliver over 75 tons of food in the last four weeks. In addition to food relief we have also delivered thousands of eggs (500 per orphanage) and 250 Kg. fish from our farm.
When we think of summer, we think of camps ! A time filed with new stories, friendships, laughter and lots of joy. This year we are celebrating our fifteenth camping season that we have been conducting for kids from orphanages and social orphans.
Pasha’s computer club has successfully finished learning basic web layouts and started the course on how to create websites. The kids are super excited because they instantly see results. These children want to make their vocation in the IT sphere and that is why we additionally tutor them in mathematics.
For Orphans like these who need a home it means a lot for our staff to come and care about them and spend time together. We have worked with children in Ukraine orphanages for over 18 years. You can feel God’s love flowing through you to bless and encourage them.
What could be better than fresh air, blue sky, close friends and warm talks near the fire. OHU Yacht Camp project 2018 has been held this summer. During this time, 14 kids from crisis families will learn to cook, put up tents, operate a yacht, support each other and win together.
Help Orphan's Hope develop our home for orphans struggling in Myanmar. We have a beautiful 30 acres on a river, which is a wonderful place for children to grow up. It has gardens, groves of fruit trees, nice play areas for the children, and plenty of room to develop.