I’ve been involved in pro-life ministry since I was a teen. (That’s getting to be quite a ways back now!) Here’s the latest newsletter from the pro-life organization I’ve been involved with for years now, helping start this outreach here in Kiev. Olya has been so faithful in this ministry. May God bless their work, them personally, and provide all their needs.
Charitable Foundation “Ukrainian National Line Of Aid In Crisis Pregnancy”
Newsletter June 20 – October 20/2014
Thank you for your prayer support of our ministry. We are pleased to let you know that our family is waiting for the birth of a child.
The Scriptures say, ” Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.” (Ps.127: 3). But our society can be called a hostile environment for the children, if you realize that 95% of the reasons for abortion in the list of abortion minded girl are her comfort, material stability and reputation. Frightening figures on how often abortions are performed in Ukraine and how tolerant we are to sexual promiscuity entail disastrous consequences.
God hates the shedding of innocent blood. God hates sexual immorality. The Lord says to His people through Hosea: “So you will stumble by day, And the prophet also will stumble with you by night; And I will destroy your mother. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. (Hosea 4: 5-6)
As a result, the nation is being separated from God and His many blessings; it dives into a spiritual haze.
We are afraid for our people, we do not want to have such future. We would like to share with you some little things that happened in our ministry over the last 3 months that help to change the situation in Ukraine.
Grains of truth about the sanctity and value of human life were sown at the summer Christian camp “Canaan” in Odessa region
In July, there was conducted a training for the Odessa center “Choose Life”
In August we participated in the summit for ministers of crisis pregnancy centers from Eastern Europe, conducted by Life International.
In September we conducted a number of workshops on the value of human life in Western Ukraine (Rakhov, Mukachevo, Uzhgorod)
Charitable Foundation “Ukrainian National Line Of Aid In Crisis Pregnancy”is involved in the social movement “The territory of responsibility” and in establishing of the public movement “Ukraine for the family.”
Also, we conducted a training “DISK-test” for our volunteers, which has improved the dynamics of a team work and showed the value of every minister.
During this time we received calls on the Hotline, conducted counseling and met with the abortion minded girls. Now we look after 8 girls who have kept their pregnancy.
A few stories of our girls:
Luba Y grew up in a family of alcoholics. Luba abused alcohol too. She had a bad marriage, which ended in divorce. She raised two children by herself. Accidentally she came to a Protestant church, where she experienced the healing touch of the Lord. She stopped drinking. But then Anatoly came into her life – a man with a criminal background. However, Luba believed him, and they began to live in a civil marriage. Luba got pregnant. Although the relationship with Anatoly were not good, she decided to keep her pregnancy. They had quarrels, scandals, she ran away from home and had to stay with her friends. Sometimes she had no money to buy food for herself and her children.
Now volunteers of our organization help Luba not only with food and necessary things – they try to convey to her with love the truth and spiritual values of the Word of God. So far, only her eldest kids go to Sunday school, but we pray that the fullness of life with Christ would become a reality for Luba too. Together with the volunteer Olya, we gave Luba a stroller as a gift on her son’s birthday.
Eugenia was an orphan. She grew up in a foster family. Upon reaching the age of majority and finishing the state program she became homeless. She got into a bad company, was involved in taking drugs and stealing. As a result, she was put in a prison. After being released from prison, she decided to stop taking drugs. She met a guy and got pregnant. Before and after childbirth she stayed in a social center for mothers with children in Donetsk. The child’s father died of hepatitis C. In order not to communicate with the former friends Eugenia moved to Mariupol. There she met another man. She got pregnant again, but she couldn’t rely on the assistance of the child’s father because he did not want to take responsibility. It was very hard for Eugenia. She received some support from the people whom she had met earlier. It turned out that they were Christians, home group leaders. She left Mariupol with them when it became dangerous there. Together, they called our Hotline for pregnant women asking for help. We helped Eugenia with the clothing. Together with a Kiev church, we put her in a center for refugees and women in crisis.
Eugenia has kept her pregnancy and is very open to fellowship. We continue to support her with food and other necessary things. She seeks the Lord, goes to church, cares for her older daughter Julia and is waiting for the birth of another child.
- for vision and God’s wisdom in strategic development of the ministry
- for volunteers who will help to promote our website
- for opening new crisis pregnancy ministries in the regions of Ukraine
- for post-abortion seminar in November of 2014 (organizing, finances, ministers, women in need)
- for the women in crisis pregnancy be open to receive Christ
- for abortion preventing campaign in Chernovtsy 24-28.11.2014
- for Olya to have healthy pregnancy and good delivery
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