An orphan's life

 

I like “Christian ethic” lessons because it’s very interesting and it gives me a lot of useful information; for they teach us how we’d respect our teachers, friends… they tell us about mercifulness and Gods love. I become much more peaceful and relived.Irina and Vladimir (AGAPE missionaries) are also friendly, merciful, smart, beautiful – they tell everything very interesting…

Diana 14 years old

 

I believe in God because …. I even don’t know why but I believe from my very childhood. I also believe in Him because He helps me.
I like Bible lessons very much. I think everybody like these lessons. I think it would be good if every orphan would know that there is God and He wants to help us.

Alisa, 13 years old

 

I enjoy so much when Alla (“Agape” teacher) visits our orphanage and spends time with us. I like fellowship with her, to come to her lessons, listen to the educational stories. I like to draw, play games, and participate in competition games.
I’m so thankful to all of you that you don’t forget us, for your visits and lessons about kindness, life. You are good friends and I love you very much.Thanks to God for such wonderful friends!

Katerina, 15 years old

 

I like our Saturday lessons very much. Thank you for your attention and fellowship with us, for telling us about God, for all those interesting Bible stories that I like so much! Thank you for giving me an opportunity to draw with colorful pencils and for all crafts we do together.
I appreciate it very much that now I can pray to God and wait for His answer. Thank you!

Andrey, 10 years old

 

An orphan's life

Soon Agape Ministries will celebrate it's 10th anniversary.  In some ways it seems like a long time, in others, not long at all. When we stop to consider -  the tears and laughter, the heights of joy and depths of despair...it's by God’s grace we have learned and grown through it all.

 

I, Dima Tedeyev, was born on September 11, 1995 in Orenburg, Russia.

Soon after, when I’d just turned 3 years old, my mother took my sister and me and moved to Ukraine, in pursuit of personal happiness...

 

A story from one of Agape’s adaptation centers...  Yana had a very rough childhood, and she has long suffered from loneliness and poor self-esteem. 
The past several months have not been easy for us. Yana has really put a lot of time and energy into searching for a job, but she has been turned down at every single place where she applied for work...

 

I knew that these were very special children and that working with them would be a challenge – but I had no idea of how hard it would really be... 

 

 

I want to demonstrate to them that they are not alone, not rejected – and that they are precious to God, and to us