Friends and Prayer partners!
joy is to be the tools in God’s hands. Every day is an opportunity to serve the
Lord and every day is an opportunity to the needy in one way or another. Please
see what events we have had during the month of March.
Lost boys orphanage opened the door for us on the second week of March. To be
honest we couldn’t wait any longer and we insisted on coming. We arrive late in
the afternoon and had wonderful time with the boys. There were 23 boys and
young men that participated in the story, songs, activities and craft. It was
wonderful to see them open up and enjoining their own masterpieces.
a great time with special need girls in the orphanage in early March. Singing,
playing, doing craft….what a joy!
clowns went around hospitals of Odessa giving out the gifts and telling the
kids a Good news! There were about 100 gifts given out!
Kids Games in Egorovka village (45 km from Odessa). There were 72 participants
and 37 parents. The children and the team had a wonderful time. As a result
parents get more interested in letting the children visit the Sunday school on
Saturdays in Elizavetovka (our church).
our Sunday school group in Elizavetovka church. There are about 24-28 children
coming to study the Word of God and play. In March we began the Greatest
Journey program provided Samaritan’s Purse.
other event we had – a Saturday dedicated to mothers and grandmothers of our
Sundays school children. The kids prepared songs and games for them. There were
11 mothers. We pray there will be more women interested as the children really
want them to come to the events and church. There is really not a very good
situation in parenting and situation in general. For the last 4 months we have
been ministering to these kids there were two children that lost their mothers.
Please pray for the revival in these four villages so that the parents would
want to get hope and come to the Lord.
was support given to the orphanage and women in the women’s prison. It was a
good fellowship time and toys to the little once.
Games competition came to the mental slow development orphanage in Kiliya as
well. Kids enjoyed playing and fun they’ve had! Even though the teachers said
"the kids are not capable” of doing many of the games we had prepared – they
did more than excellent! Once again it is proved that you’ve got to see the
potential in these kids and just LOVE them!
people donated the men suits and we had a great privilege and fun time to go
around some orphanages and nursing homes to dress up boys and men!!!
soccer championship in Zhovten orphanage. There are 8 orphanages around Odessa
region that participate in Soccer championship. The two teams that win will
have their final in Yuzhniy big field where the local government will be
invited. The team that wins the final game will get to go to play in Kiev on a
big stadium. This championship is really big and important as we host Euro 2012
in Ukraine in June!
It is a great opportunity to witness to the kids through
sport as well. There is country project like this among the public schools but
not orphanages. Those kids are left behind. So, we really would like to
encourage those orphans because we are sure they have great potential! We do
need the support to travel around the orphanages though. Praise the Lord our
good missionary friends helped with the soccer jersey’s and shorts.
Our prayer needs:
For our team of volunteers as we
all minister to the children;
We need a minivan so we wouldn’t
spend so much on transportation that we hire. We spend about $8000 a year just
Orphans to get into families;
Soccer championship among the
orphans in 8 orphanages of Odessa region.
For church growth and Sunday
school in Elizavetovka village.
Summer camps this year. We are
planning 4 camps: one – for Elizavetovka village children; two- rafting for
kids from poor families; three – scout camps for orphan boys; four – Preriya
(Indians) camp for orphanage camp.
you are interested in helping our projects, please send financial contributions
to Harvest International www.harvestinternational.org with a note for Slavik and AlyonaPuzanov
ministry in Odessa Ukraine.
We are so thankful
and grateful for you partnership in this ministry. We are seeing God move in
many ways as He provides the way for us to work with children and special needs
people. It is such a privilege to be His servant! Use this opportunity to bless