Hearts for Ukraine:
Preaching the Gospel and Praying for the Nation of Ukraine
Hearts for Ukraine’s purpose is preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to orphans and praying for Ukraine and other former Soviet nations.
Welcome! And thank you for visiting our website!
Recently we resolved some technological difficulties with this website. We apologize if you weren’t able to find us during the early part of 2013, but now we are up and running and so is our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Urgent Need for Orphans, Street Kids and Teens in Transition!
Please see letter from Viktor on our Recent Trips & Events Page!
Fall 2012 Pray Tour – A Complete Success!
The theme of our December visit was God’s protection as in Psalm 91. Here are just the first two verses: “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Pastor Nicolai from Volchansk explained the Russian word “chrischat” which means roof or protection. God has certainly “covered” me and “protected” me on my missions in these last seven years traveling to Ukraine twice yearly. My team and I are covered in prayer by faithful prayer warriors from my home church, The Vineyard Community Church of Kingston, MA and many others in America and Europe who pray for us.
And as a prayer ministry, Hearts for Ukraine prays for the protection of orphaned children and we pray that God will intercede on their behalf for their safety, to find them loving homes and for their salvation. When I first began coming to Ukraine in 2004 and 2005, it was reported that there were well over 100,000 orphans in Ukraine. Now the number of orphans in orphanages is greatly reduced to about 30, 000 thanks to national adoption and foster homes incentives instituted by former President Yuschenko, and of course thanks to the efforts of many churches, help organizations and families.
Our time in Kharkov Oblast focused on prayer and ministry in villages in Volchansk Region, and prayer and planning in Kupyansk and Kharkov City. The latter half of the trip was spent in Lugansk Oblast in the city of Sverdlovsk where we preached and prayed forgiveness and for God to remove curse from the land. Our team there included Pastor Taras who has a wonderful church in the city and Olga who was my translator. She also has her own orphan ministry and took me to one of the orphanages where she gave the children gifts and a Bible lesson.
2013 and Beyond
As we enter 2013 and beyond our goal continues to be reaching orphans in remote places to bring them the Gospel of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Secondly, we go and pray that God will do battle with forces contributing to the orphan problem, such as bad economy and infrastructure, social and family problems, religious and political strongholds and other problems in Ukraine.
Summer 2013 Orphan Ministry Trip
We are currently planning for our next orphans ministry trip to Ukraine in July. Right now we are forming our team of missionaries who will travel with us to Eastern Ukraine this summer.
If you or anyone you know may be interested in joining us, there is still time to contact us and we’ll be happy to shared details, cost, itinerary, etc. Call 508-930-1761 or email us at email@example.com.
The team will leave Boston on July 14 and return July 27, 2013. We will visit orphanages and summer camps in Kharkov, Bogodhukov, Kupyansk and Sverdlovsk. As always we will purchase and bring them much needed supplies, clothing and gifts, and preach the Good News of Jesus Christ and bless them with the Father’s Love!
Help Us Reach Our Financial Goals for our July 2013 Trip
With three or four missionaries traveling from the US, we need to raise between $8,000 and $10,000. Money raise goes towards our air and ground transportation and purchasing gifts and supplies for the orphans.
Please mail your checks to “Hearts for Ukraine” 89 Winthrop Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360 or donate online via PayPal by clicking the Donate button to the right.