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July 25, 2014
Julie Jenney Dear Friends of Orphan’s Promise, It is with great sadness that I write this. Our colleague of many years, and dear friend, Julie Jenney, passed away on July 19 th after an eight year battle with cancer. When Orphan’s Promise was just beginning, Julie was Executive Producer of a CBN daily talk show called “Living the Life.” She saw what we were doing and featured interviews and stories about our work every chance she had, giving us much needed visibility and support. Orphan’s Promise would not have grown as quickly as it did without her efforts. In time, Julie became the...Read more
June 25, 2014
Slaviansk, a city in eastern Ukraine with about 130,000 residents, has suddenly gained international notoriety, as it has become one of the epicenters of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. A gateway city to the eastern regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, and Kharkiv, it is a strategic location for pro-Russian separatists. However, prior to the international attention the city has gained in recent months, Slaviansk was the epicenter of another revolution, a revolution surrounding adoption. Adoption in Ukraine Since 2004 a national adoption and orphan care movement has been on the rise in Ukraine. A...Read more
June 25, 2014
A family benefits from the program I wanted to share this from one of our workers in the field in Ukraine. Thank you for your prayers for the situation in Ukraine and the presidential elections, as well as God's hand upon our country. I have just received a great update from our in-country team and wanted to pass the information along with some great pictures and also to ask you to continue praying for our people. Only God can bring all this mess into order, but even in the midst of all the chaos He still remains the God in control and can turn all the bad into good for His glory! I just got...Read more
June 24, 2014
Orphans from a children’s shelter were taken by force to the Russian Federation and are presently in a refugee camp. Sixteen orphans from a children’s shelter in Snizhne, in the Donetsk Oblast, were taken by force to the Russian Federation and are presently in a refugee camp in Novoshakhtinsk (Rostov Olbast), reports Voice of Ukraine, June 12. Accompanying the orphans are two Ukrainian educators, Vera Sahaydak, the head of Child Welfare Services of the Donetsk State Oblast Administration, told Voice of Ukraine. As previously reported, on Thursday, June 12, armed militants seized the bus...Read more
May 27, 2014
Now that warm weather is FINALLY upon us, the cold winter months are fading from our memories. But in Gyumri, those freezing cold months continue for some time without the benefit of firewood and warm housing. Little Arman gets warm. This past January we gave firewood to many of the families we serve with our program of "Warm winter". This year winter has been very frosty. We have several families that live in the basement (cellar) of a building, or in small iron huts. It is very hard to buy firewood as they have no money. We visited a family where we heard that little boy of 4, Arman is not...Read more
May 07, 2014
A city determined to hang on Our Orphan's Promise Team recently returned from the strife and turmoil that has become Ukraine. I could not believe the differences I saw. . . Kiev is a beautiful city with old world charm. Maidan Square is at the center of the city and is a lovely mix of old and new. On any pleasant sunny day, you would find artists with easels in place, painting while displaying their finished work for sale. Terry & Nataliya in Maidan The videos I had seen on the evening news of the violence and turmoil that had taken place there late last year did not prepare me for the...Read more
May 05, 2014
Conference turn out was excellent! I recently returned from Ukraine where the strife and heartache of their civil disruption is cause enough to check on our people and projects. We did have another reason, however. We were attending the Orphan’s Promise bi-annual conference to help adoptive and foster parents work on strengthening their families and providing the support they need. This type of work brings many challenges in any culture, but here it is an even bigger challenge. Many of the families that attend are very poor and live in rural communities where there is none of the support...Read more
April 23, 2014
Ten-year-old Faa has never met her mother. Her father is in prison. When she was just one day old, her grandparents, Pongsee and Chert, began caring for her. They are the only family Faa has known. Faa’s grandma, Pongsee, told us, “I needed to take care of her. I never thought to take her to an orphanage.” Faa loves her grandparents and told us, “I love her like she is my real mother. She has a good heart; she gives me everything I need.” Faa and her grandmother preparing food. And yet Faa’s grandparents struggled to support her and her stepbrother Mek. They earned a meager income through...Read more
April 14, 2014
There is nothing that is quite as disturbing to the soul as when male and female children are trafficked for sexual exploitation. Thankfully, there are many ministries and organizations working worldwide to fight this horrific tsunami of degradation. Orphan's Promise has dedicated massive efforts and funding to work in conjunction with our ministry partners to help using the following principles: To take children from unsafe, unstable situations to a place of safety and thriving by providing shelter, food, education, medical care, life skills training, and spiritual development. We are taking...Read more
April 07, 2014
Every orphaned, displaced and neglected child yearns for a safe nurturing home, filled with love and kindness. The home that 32 Shan children share is no different; it is a home run by one of our ministry partners in Thailand. When many of these children first arrived at this Christian home in Northern Thailand, their young lives had been shattered by violence, fear, and the tragedies of war in Burma. Now they have found a safe haven where they can find love, security and hope for a brighter future. Orphan’s Promise provides ongoing monthly support to purchase food for these precious Shan...Read more


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