Hope for the Ukrainian orphans

Our journey began one quiet night sitting at home.  I just happened to mention to Blythe how we should host an orphan some time.  We met with friends from church who had an orphan in their care the very next week and immediately felt God laying a path out for us in His glory.  This past winter we hosted Misha, a fifteen year old from Ukraine, through the “Marina’s Kids” organization.  He came with nothing…  skinny, pale, and void of expression.  Slowly but surely, he warmed up to us, becoming open, helpful, caring, and chivalrous.   Watching him find joy in the little things like free pineapple samples at the market almost brought us to tears.  He finally had his own room, his own bath, plenty of warm blankets, and hot meals every day.  He was overwhelmed with appreciation!  By the time he left a month later, he was happier, healthier, and knew we cared for him…  not just out of the kindness of our hearts, but through the love and joy we experience through the Holy Spirit and the saving power of Jesus Christ.

We are so thankful for the support of friends and family with him!  Yet now these orphans need it more than ever as the political and economic situation in Ukraine is only getting worse.  We truly feel the Lord leading us to boldly continue this mission.  We want to show these kids the hope of a better life; to show them what healthy relationships look like, to let them know someone is willing to care for them, and to share in the loving community around us.  We commit to sharing our trust in Jesus and the message of salvation to each orphan we host.  Please consider helping us financially as the cost is $2900 per child plus the cost of food and clothing.  Our goal to host two orphans this summer starting mid July.  Thank you for your consideration and keep us in your prayers!
  • Kari Hess 
    • $300 
    • 60 mos
  • Stella Minicucci 
    • $25 
    • 60 mos
  • Cam and Lisa Riviere 
    • $25 
    • 61 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 70 mos
  • Lila Gisondi 
    • $50 
    • 72 mos
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John-Blythe Roycroft 
Apex, NC
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