FEBC camp ministry for orphans and low-income kids in Ukraine
The afternoon routine involves hair inspection for lice. “I felt so sorry for the two 12-year-olds who had to be sent home because of this problem,” said Elena, one of the camp volunteers in the village of Nikiforovka, Donetsk region.
Boys and girls from homes with drug-addicted or alcoholic parents are brought to our camps where they learn about the love of God and have an opportunity to make new friends. Many of the children live in orphanages and don’t see their parents for years. “These children don’t even remember what it’s like to live in safety, without bullets flying over their town,” added Elena.
Svetlana, another volunteer, said, “I met some of the kids that we served last summer, and they kept hugging me and telling me they still remember the Bible verses they learned last year.”
What is most exciting is that many children began attending local churches in the cities and villages where they live, and some parents began attending as well.
Yulia, a 13-year-old girl, who accepted Christ at the camp and now brings her mom with her to church, said: “This is my prayer to God, that He saves my mom, and she becomes joyful, like all Christians, without drinking. She already began listening to FEBC, so I really, really hope that she changes”.