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Rescued from Death

January 12, 2018
Rescued from Death

Last October a few of our Ukraine Without Orphans (UWO) partners were volunteering at an orphanage for children with special needs when they found six-year-old Andrei—in a room, alone and dying. The nurse at the orphanage had noted his 105-degree temperature and quarantined him to die.

When the volunteers asked tube nurse what was going on, she became defiant, referring to Andrei as a “plant” that must be allowed to die because he was “diseased” (Andrei also has cerebral palsy). She refused to call an ambulance or allow them to enter the room. They insisted and eventually called an ambulance themselves, but when the paramedics arrived, they refused to take Andrei to the hospital, saying he was already too far gone.

Refusing to give up, the volunteers contacted fellow UWO member Nikolai Kuleba, the Commissioner for Children’s Rights for the President of Ukraine. Their hope was that he could use his influence to leverage the situation.

Andrei was then transferred to a hospital where he was closely monitored until his temperature returned to normal. But Andrei isn’t out of the woods yet. Please pray for his emotional as well as physical healing from this recent trauma. And would you ask God to touch the nurse and other orphanage personnel, as only He can, with His love and a desire to see all life as precious? Meanwhile, watch your e-mail for the heart-warming conclusion to Andrei's story!

Your Prayers Could Transform Serezha’s Life!

December 22, 2017
Your Prayers Could Transform Serezha’s Life!

For the first several years of his life, Serezha was abused and neglected by his alcoholic parents. At the tender age of four, he marched himself over to the local orphanage and asked them to take him in. His parents were immediately stripped of their parental rights and he was soon cleared for adoption.

A year later, his grandmother cane to the orphanage and said she wanted to foster him. But she was more interested in the money given to support foster children than she was in actually caring for her grandson. Serezha’s life grew even darker when his grandmother’s boyfriend and his own father often stopped by and beat the young child.

But this Christmas season there is hope for Serezha! An amazing woman named Yelena recently learned that two of her adopted children have a biological brother who has been in and out of orphanages, suffered abuse, and desperately needs a family. That little boy is Serezha, and she wants to adopt him!

Serezha can be part of a family who understands the hard work of healing and the joy of overcoming small obstacles daily. In addition to his biological brother and sister (Vitya and Nina) he will join adoptive twin brothers Sasha and Alesha. Yelena has walked her four special needs children through countless doctor visits, developmental delays, and surgeries. She has poured her heart into these children, bringing light into their lives and giving them a second chance at happiness.

Your prayers could be the catalyst that allows Yelena’s motherly love and generosity to extend to Serezha. All that stands between him and his forever family is funding for the adoption paperwork and medical checkups. The growing family also desperately needs a refrigerator. Won’t you pray that God would provide the funds for Yelena to give Serezha the opportunity to thrive and become the joy-filled child that God created him to be? What a joyous Christmas this could be for Serezha and his new family!

Your Prayers Could Transform Serezha’s Life!

Your Prayers Plant Seeds and Change Lives!

December 07, 2017
Your Prayers Plant Seeds and Change Lives!

Several months ago we asked you to pray for Cristi. Born in Romania with a severe leg abnormality, Cristi would require a lifetime of medical treatment. His parents couldn’t care for him, so they abandoned him at the hospital.

But, thankfully, Cristi’s story doesn’t end there! His adoption process began with a prayer request for him at an awareness-raising event for family based care. Cristi’s story tugged at the heart of a local pastor in attendance, and he and his wife decided to adopt him. Today, Cristi is thriving with his new parents and three siblings!

Cristi’s adoption so motivated his new father that he is now an adoption advocate in Bucharest! Thank you for your prayers for adoptions like Cristi’s. These adoptions are testaments to how prayer can change lives and allow children to know the love and permanency of a forever family. They can also give orphans still waiting the hope to dare that someone might also care enough to adopt them.

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At the present time, 153 million children in our world are orphans. If these children were counted as a single nation, they would compose the seventh largest nation on earth. Join us in praying that God provides a home for each of these precious little ones who long for a loving family!  

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