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