Orphans Home Fire, a New Beggining

$7,935 of $31k goal

Raised by 24 people in 4 months
On the night of Thursday, November 17th, an accidental fire broke out at our transition home for girls here in Vinnitsa. The fire damage spread across all three floors of the home, calling for major renovations. The good news is that the family living in the home was evacuated, unharmed by the fire. Praise God! The three girls living in the transition home: Miraslava, Viktoria, and Svetlana are temporarily living with a family from the YWAM Vinnitsa community. The house parents from the transition home, Josh and Nina Cleaver, and their two children, Joni and Zeb, are staying at a hotel for now.
The girls transition home is a blessing from God, and it allows our staff here at YWAM Vinnitsa to directly impact the lives of the girls living there through daily life on life relationship, imparting practical skills and spiritual nourishment. Since Svetlana moved into the home, and then Miraslava and Viktoria this past August, God is allowing our orphan care ministry to see the fruit of our labor in the lives of these girls. We thank God for preserving the structure of the transition home. (The second building is the transition home for boys, which stands adjacent to the girls home).
In this challenging time of transition for us all, our team is united in prayer, and remains strong in our faith that God will provide the finances and the expertise needed. During the rebuilding phase, we aim to construct in a way that is energy efficient, and thereby cost effective in the long-term by upgrading to a hybrid heating system fueled by wood, and gas when needed. 
Ukraines orphans are considered in many ways an underclass but we see them with different eyes. We see them bursting with the potential to have purpose filled lives that will set them free from the dysfunctions that caused them to be placed in an orphanage in the first place. We see them shining through the darkness to change the attitudes of people and whole communities towards care for orphans and the needy.
We invite you to consider partnering financially with our orphan care ministry to fulfill this vision. Please pray over this need, and how you can be involved. 
Specifically the money will be spent on
- Renovating all fire, water and severely smoke damaged parts of the house. 
- Installng a new heating system and new plumbing.
-Purchase of new furnishings.

From the YWAM Vinnitsa family, we thank you and God bless!
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Update 2
Posted by Andrew Ford
1 month ago
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We did a bunch of clearing of the fire trash this past week.

And next week we have the electrician coming in to give an estimate and we will continue from there.
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Update 1
Posted by Andrew Ford
2 months ago
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Yay today we did our first little bit of work on the house. We got the burnt out windows replaced. It took a couple of hours of work and an explanation to the the window guys about what happened shebang we got new windows.
Thanks for all the help so far, we still have a long way to go if you can help out its all appreciated.
Next we want to start the demolition of the damaged wall and floors.
Out with the old in with the new :)
The finished product.
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John Reed
2 days ago

Fabulous news about the renovations taking place. :) May God grant that the house is restored to an even better state than it was in before the fire.

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$7,935 of $31k goal

Raised by 24 people in 4 months
Created December 1, 2016
JR
$20
John Reed
2 days ago

In support of John Reed's bike ride to Amsterdam

DR
$15
David Raynor
4 days ago

Give my love to Josh and Nina (and their children)

$80
Anonymous
14 days ago
$30
Anonymous
1 month ago
$20
Anonymous
1 month ago
OL
$50
Oksana Lamborn
1 month ago

We love you!

TE
$100
Tim and Christina Emerson
2 months ago
$100
Rosen Klepel
2 months ago

Blessings guys praying for you all there.

$1,500
Anonymous
2 months ago
ML
$150
Mark Lamborn
2 months ago
John Reed
2 days ago

Fabulous news about the renovations taking place. :) May God grant that the house is restored to an even better state than it was in before the fire.

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