Where God Guides, He Provides - Isaiah 58:11
We continue to prepare families for hosting when it becomes an option again. We are not collecting any money but we will send you a link to the children and you can begin the lengthy paperwork process. Click here!
Over the summers of 2017, 2018, 2019, and winter of 2018, our family hosted children from Ukraine. Each sibling group we hosted we prayed might become part of our family. Our journey was full of disappointment, hurt, and too many surprises to even mention. However, even more so, it was full of blessings, fulfilled promises, and support that made the journey one we would not change for anything. Through our time of hosting we also went on two mission trips sponsored by our church to Ukraine. We made many friends there and our hearts were opened to the need of the children in Ukraine, specifically orphans. Many of these orphans will never be adoptable. While many of the orphanages try their best to care for the children adequately, their resources are many times limited and some of them live in old buildings that are cold, damp, and dark. The children many times are left to fend for themselves and many younger children are left in cribs or rooms without much adult interaction. It broke our hearts for the children of Ukraine.
In the fall of 2019 God answered our prayer for adoption and we adopted two sisters from Ukraine. They were living in two separate orphanages due to their ages. On our three trips over to complete the adoption process we felt God calling us to do much more than just adopt. We saw the places where the children lived and the conditions that existed due to funding and location of these facilities. We made new friends with directors and others within the country and knew God was calling us to assist. We were able to complete one project while in country on the third trip and late in 2020 we were able to assist with a kitchen remodel at the orphanage our youngest daughter came from.
God goes to war with those who exploit the poor - Pastor Jeremy Muniz
There is so much work we want to do to make sure these kids know who Jesus is and how loved they are, even if the world never shows them that. This organization is designed to create projects within the areas that we serve to help improve the quality of life for children that may not ever get the opportunity to be part of a forever family and for those who are waiting for their forever family. This organization also hopes to help perform fundraising events and avenues for families as they raise funds for adoption and even apply for grants as we begin to build our community. We welcome you to reach out if you have any questions about who we are, what we believe, or what we hope to do in Ukraine with the resources that we are being blessed with. If you feel led to give, please feel free to reach out to us through email. We will be updating our website as we continue to build our relationships and will soon have a link to give through our webpage. We look forward to everything God has in store for the orphans in Ukraine and we look forward to partnering with you in spreading God's love!
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. - James 1:27