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Tragedy to Triumph

May 18, 2018
Tragedy to Triumph

Irina has experienced more tragedy in her young life than many can even imagine. She was placed in an orphanage when she was two years old. Her future began to brighten when she was adopted at age five. For 10 years she was nurtured and raised by a loving mother. But, tragically, her adoptive mom passed away when Irina was 15 and she was sent back to an orphanage. 

Here she met Alexander, also an orphan. They were married as soon as they turned 18 and “graduated” from the orphanage. Soon they had a baby, then another, and then two more. Meanwhile, Alexander was developing an addiction to drugs. He began lashing out at the family. By the time their fifth baby arrived, he was completely addicted and abusing Irina and the children regularly. Their home was in complete disrepair. Irina and the children were emaciated and barely clothed. The situation was such that the children were at risk of being removed from the home and placed in an orphanage.

When our local team learned of the situation, they reached out, but Alexander refused offers for rehabilitation. Irina, however, agreed to go to a safe house. She and the children went through recovery and counseling and were well provided for. 

Now, Irina and the children are healthy and the kids are doing well in school. At the age of 25, Irina has become a mentor and advocate for women from similar situations who come to the safe house for protection and healing. In addition, Irina's face will soon be part of an informational campaign lobbying for the development of several bills which address domestic abuse and violence against women and children.

On a spiritual plane, Irina recently gave her life to Christ, was baptized and became a member of a local church! Praise God with us that Irina’s story is a powerful testament to God’s healing, faithfulness, and the beauty that can come from ashes. Please pray for God to continue to use this amazing young woman, and for many others like her who so desperately need a loving touch from the Savior.

Thanks to Your Prayers, Ana Has a Family!

May 04, 2018
Thanks to Your Prayers, Ana Has a Family!

We've had Ana in our prayers for the last few months. When her father died of malaria, she lived for a short time with her elderly grandparents, but they were unable to care for her long-term. Ana was in great danger of being sent to an orphanage.

There are four million orphans in Ana’s Southeast Asian country and orphanages there are severely overcrowded. Children who live in them are at a higher risk for trafficking, addiction, and homelessness. To make matters worse, there is no legal infrastructure for adoption.

Local Christian leaders learned about Ana and advocated moving her into a permanent foster family, a laudable alternative in places where adoption is not yet possible. Thanks to your prayers, God provided the funds (for basic material needs, medication, and schooling expenses) so that Ana is now part of a loving, permanent foster family that includes four siblings! This will be a permanent support network for her, providing a much needed sense of community.

Ana is in the fourth grade, loves to read, and dreams of becoming a doctor. Thank you for helping children like Ana know the love of family through foster care! Please pray that many others would also come to experience this joy.

Please Keep Praying for Irina!

April 20, 2018
Please Keep Praying for Irina!

Remember Irina? Two summers ago we prayed for the surgery to repair her left leg, which was more than an inch shorter than her right leg due to a condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

Irina is now 15 years old and growing fast, much to the surprise of her doctors. The telescopic plate placed in her hip two years ago has given outstanding results: Irina can walk, sit and move much better. Praise the Lord! The plate has basically fused with her bone; Irina doesn’t feel it whatsoever.

Now, because of Irina's rapid growth, the ankle is becoming deformed. She needs another operation to put an additional telescopic sheet in her leg which would expand with the growth of her leg bone. This sheet would remain in place for 15 years while Irina is still growing and would transform her ankle. Won't you pray with us that God would provide the funds needed for Irina to have this operation so she can become healthy and independent?

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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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Irina has experienced more tragedy in her young life than many can even imagine. She was placed in an orphanage when she was two years old. Her future began to brighten...Posted on May 18, 2018
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