It’s not like the U.S. They’ll need bed linens, a pot and pan so they can cook for themselves.
Last year at graduation time, generous friends of New Thing helped 9 orphans who “aged out.”* A gift from you of $54.59 will provide a blanket, a pillow, and bed linens for one orphan.* A gift of $91.69 will provide all that plus pots and pans.
Maybe you remember my telling you about one of my interpreters who grew up in an orphanage and had to leave when she aged out.She had nothing to cook with, no blanket or pillow.She cried because she didn’t know how she was going to make it.By God’s grace, someone helped her. Today she’s a successful adult.But many Belarusian orphans crash.They leave “the system” with nothing, and they wind up involved in crime, drugs, prostitution, violence, anything to survive.God help it not to happen to these kids.Especially after the workers at the “children’s village” have cared for them for years, giving them a warm family environment to grow up in.
Whatever you can do immediately will be a real help.
Thanks for journeying with us!
This was so fun … springing the birthday surprise on “The Great Kozovaya.”
I hope you recognize this woman: We call her “The Great Kozovaya.”
It’s a joke — because she’s the humblest person on earth. (But she makes things happen!)
She runs our entire “Response of the Heart” operation in Belarus.
She works tirelessly, and with endless cheer.
And on the last Sunday of this month, she’s going to turn 70.
She doesn’t want anything for herself. She never does.
But for the past 2 years, she’s been bugging me about the children at Molotkovichi. (Say mah-lot-KOH-vee-chee.)