"I was looking for someone to understand me, to love sincerely...I received all this!"
As you heard Natasha share in the video, the orphanage took care of her basic needs -- food, shelter, clothing.
But she longed for more.
Belonging. Commitment. Love from a family. Hope for a future.
Because we believe kids like Natasha need much more than their 'basic needs', the staff of Lifesong Ukraine are building relationships inside the orphanage walls to create what we call Constant Christian Presence (CCP).
The CCP provides mentorship and discipleship, improved living conditions, one-on-one counseling, group Bible study, job skills training, music lessons, and computer skills training.
Instead of the common trend of orphans creating orphans, Natasha, because of her support through CCP, now desires to help other children who are in orphanages to give them the support she received. Orphans mentoring orphans...a cycle worth striving for!
We are excited to announce that Lifesong Ukraine has recently launched a new child sponsorship program. If you are interested in helping build Constant Christian Presence by sponsoring a child like Natasha, please contact us.
"...He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory." Isaiah 61:3
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Lifesong is an organization with a mission to adovate for orpans around the world. They do so through their blog, missions as well as providing financial support to adoptive parents. We found out about Lifesong because we applied for a grant from them. (Still waiting to see if we will recieve one). In our application we gave our blog information and they responded by asking if I would be a blogger advocate. From day 1 it has been my prayer that our adoption would go farther and allow me to do good for orphans beyond our daughter. So, you may notice from time to time that there is information on this blog unrelated to our adoption. Will your heart be touched toward adoption