Vova, an orphan in Ukraine, gave Sarah one of his only possessions: a teddy bearBefore joining the team at A Family for Every Orphan in 2011, I worked as a case manager. Often, I encountered angry children who had lost a parent: children broken and hurting by the cycle of neglect, poverty, abuse or abandonment. It struck me then how important it is for a child to grow up in a safe, loving family.
In the years following, God led me to A Family for Every Orphan. I quickly caught the vision of a family for every orphan. I even have some of the team to thank for introducing me to my husband!
When I met Vova (pictured below) in Ukraine, something inside me shifted. The worldwide orphan crisis became personal... it wasn’t a sea of 150 million faceless kids, but rather an enormous population of Vovas, each with a wonderful self to share if only given the opportunity to thrive. Although Vova only had a few possessions, he insisted on giving me his teddy bear. Every day, that teddy bear reminds me to pray for Vova and to continue this mission to find a family for every orphan.
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Sarah sees the fruit of your generosity every day. She and her husband Jared reside in Bellingham, WA.