Thanks for the mission Sunday collections. Providing €920 to go to the Family Fund in 2018
€340 went towards first Skin graft surgery for 12 year old Sorin. Soren’s recovery after surgery was very painful and upsetting for her and her family. They have decided to delay the next surgery until later this year in the hope Sorin will recover well and want to continue.
€340. For surgery to Ioni’s ankle. Ioni can now walk properly and is looking forward to football. Just before Christmas he told Olya one of our contacts at YFC that you have changed his life.
€240. Went towards winter shoes for 120 children This included 13pairs of boots for disabled children. The total bill for shoes this winter was €2600 Olya did a great job of getting the boots and shoes at a discount prices from the market trader she went to last winter. These boots are in great need for the children as there is a lot of snow In the outlying villages.
Someone from one of the village churches told of the sad story of a 60 year old man and his 16 year old son who are extremely poor. The people of the church helped them find a rundown house and the father and son have been working to make it habitable, unfortunately this place doesn’t have a stove / fireplace/ chimney and they were freezing in the -10 nighttime temperatures. Our friends at YFC have had a meeting about this and they have got a team together to build said fireplace.
We continue throughout 2019 in aiding the Family Fund over this difficult time winter time with food packages.
Remember these people in your prayers.
This is Maria with her brother Sasha who is severely disabled with cerebral palsy. They are 19 year old twins, for the past 4 years since Maria left school she has been her brother’s carer as their mother has to work each day for them to survive. A language tutor programme has been set up for Maria so that she can attend at night when her mother is home to look after Sasha. Maria wants to study and her hope is to become a translator.
This is the same boy Ioani that had the surgery to this ankle last year, although he can now walk his condition is not as hopes. After such a long time without surgery Ioni now has one leg shorter and that foot smaller than the other. He will need further surgery in the future to correct this.
This building with the tin roof is Ioani's family home and is in an awful condition
July 2021 Good afternoon, dear church, we want to thank you for your regular involvement in the lives of the beneficiaries of our organization. Ion, whom you have touched last times, is now preparing for the winter, they made him a heating stove, filled the floor with concrete, plastered the walls and plan to install windows. The guy himself, despite his limited abilities, understands that it is necessary to prepare firewood. he walks into the forest and carries one log of firewood. the church undertakes to cut the wood and provide warm food not only during the summer, but also in the winter. In the project, children at risk have many different activities - summer camps, a children's festival. The first time we are trying to organize a joint event with children from different centers for fun general educational activities. We got the first such experience in the south of the country on June 24-25 for 165 children: despite the weather conditions - pouring rain, we managed to give children joyful moments and a fun day in their lazy holidays. next events will be on July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 for 17 day centers.
Hello dear friends and church. Today we had a new hard working day in Ion's house. Now you can see how it looks. This is your big help. So this winter Ion will have different that others
Good news about the children getting the shoes. The video is of the shoes at only one of the day centres. There were again around 100 pairs of shoes bought for the children. Some are from a second hand supplier to keep the cost down. Olya also said that she had wanted to visit Sylvia’s family (Sylvia is a young girl with cerebral palsey ) but was unable to because of Covid. The operation was due in Kviv Ukraine but once again postponed because of the war. She and her family need our prayers.