Follow God — Go to Orphans in 2012

Dear Friends
and Ministry Partners!
It is an honor to serve with you! We see the fruit of the minsitry to orphans and special need children we are doing together and our hearts overflow with joy! We want to continuo to serve God, to bring glory to Him and to share His Word with those who are deprived of love and care. We are grateful to you for taking part in this wonderful endevour and this is how we can make a difference this coming year:
The events of 2011
Together with our ministry partners we were able to serve for the glory of God:
  • We reached with the Gospel, with love and care more than 450 orphans and orphanage personnel in 4 orphanages.
  • Znamenka
    We were able to bring a team of people to visit children in this orphanage. Some of the team members were special education teachers and shared their experience with the personnel. Also we were able to provide some necessary funds to buy food for the kids who lack decent food and nutrition. We want to be back with the children’s Bibles to give and with the love of Christ to share.
  • Snyatyn
    God opened the doors into this orphanage in a miraculous way. Here we visited more than 140 disabled kids who barely survive. We were able to bring them some funds and several items of humanitarian help provided by American and Ukrainian Christians. It included clothing, soccer balls, CD discs, etc. We learned more about the needs of this orphanage and hope to go back and bring a team to visit these children just as God is calling us to do.You can see more here:
  • Romanov
    This is another orphanage that we learned this year about. Here 150 disabled boys live. We were able to meet the director and the administration and build relationships with them hoping for the partnership. We were pleasantly surprised with the director’s efforts to improve the living conditions of the boys and improve the quality of their life. We hope to be back and bring therapists and teachers to do the training for the personnel. The most important thing we can do is to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to these souls.
  • Vorzel
    This summer we had 2 international teams working in the orphanage in Vorzel. The teams completely remodeled one of the restrooms and built a playground.  They also worked with the children helping them to develop their social skills and just sharing love with them. The Ukrainian team keeps on serving helping with the cleaning and additional remodeling, bringing the light of the Gospel to these people.
  • We saw God opening the doors to 2 new orphanages.
  • We did complete remodeling of 2 orphanage facilities and built a playground.Before:
  • We gave more than 2.000 items of humanitarian aid for children and personnel in the orphanages.
  • We helped to adopt 3 children.
Last year 130 people from 4 different countries took part in the ministry to orphans. 
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The reminder of
why we serve the orphans
Because there are more than 100.000 orphans in Ukraine.Because many orphans are humiliated in the boarding schools. Their personality is neglected and their life is ruined.

Because they need a family where they will experience love of parents.

Because they need to know the Gospel, to accept it and to be saved from hell.

Because every second graduate of the boarding school either gets to a jail or gets involved in criminal activity or dies of AIDS or murder.Because they are people and Christ died for them too. We must do everything possible to help them gain salvation.
We remember who we were.God adopted us when we were orphans.Jesus promised:

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Blessed the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing …, 
as He chose us in Him … He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
There is a great song that tells about the miracle we have:
“Praise to the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ
Our God and our King, to Him we will sing
In His great mercy, He has given us life
Now we can be called the children of God”Listen to this song and think about its words:
We obey His command. God commands to serve the orphans and we want to obey Him.Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan,…

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of God and Father is this: to visit orphans …

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The events for 2012
we invite each one of you to partner with us, to combine our efforts in ministry to orphans so that at least one child could be saved from hell and could know Christ as personal Savior. We hope that as the result of this partnership at least one child will be adopted into a family. We pray that personnel of the orphanages will see a different perspective of the attitude towards God and children.
We invite you personally to join the ministry in 2012!These events will take place in 2012:

Ministry in 4 orphanages with the help of the international teams (Americans, Ukrainians, Europeans) will include:

  • Sharing the Gospel with the children and personnel;
  • taking care of children and helping them to develop;
  • working with the personnel and helping them to improve professionally;
  • construction and remodeling; providing humanitarian aid.
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The schedule for the project 2012
Year schedule:Team 1 – May 12-19
Team 2 – May 19-26
Team 3 – July 14-21
Team 4 – July 21-28
Team 5 – July 28 – August 4

Weekly schedule:

Saturday – arrival
Sunday – “Almaz” church service, a tour around Kyiv, orientation and meeting a Ukrainian team
Monday, Wednesday and Friday – see Daily Schedule
Tuesday – a vision trip to another orphanage
Thursday – meeting Ukrainian culture in Kyiv
Saturday – departure

Daily schedule:

7.30 – team meeting
8.30 – breakfast
9.30 – ministry
1.00 – lunch
2.00-4.00 – quiet time
4.00 – 7.00 – ministry
7.00 – dinner and fellowship

The details of the project

We expect men to work 4 hours a day on a construction and 2 hours work with children.
We expect women to work 5 hours with children and 2 hours to help men with the construction.

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What do you need to do to join the project
The steps you need to take to join short mission trips:

  • Step 1.
Find out from your church leaders if your church is going to the short mission trip to serve with Almaz church in Ukraine in 2012. If so, follow your leaders and we will see you in Ukraine. If not, see step 2.
  • Step 2.
Let us know about your desire to come for the short mission trip to Ukraine and we will take care of you personally so that your dream for the ministry would come true. We have a special program for people who want to join the ministry personally. You can bring your friends, family, home group, etc.

Go to contact information 

Ways to partner with our ministry to orphans in Ukraine
We offer the following ways to partner with our ministry to orphans in Ukraine:


Follow our news and commit to pray weekly for the ministry to orphans in Ukraine. We want every Saturday to be a day of prayer for the orphans and for those who serve the orphans.

Let us know your decision to support the ministry to orphans.
We ask you to pray and to make a decision:
To support monthly
To make one time gift
You can make a donation to the orphans


Come to Ukraine and join short mission trips.

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If you decide to come you will be able to have a unique experience
1. See Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine

2. Have unique personal experience like these people had:

3. Serve these children:

4. Work with your hands for these children:


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You may have questions about visiting Ukraine since it is a different country on a different continent
Is visa needed?
Answer: you do not need visa to come to Ukraine.
How long does it take to get to Ukraine?
Answer: There is 7-hour flight New York – Kyiv. 
What is the attitude of Ukrainians toward Americans?
Answer: Ukrainians are very positive about Americans and are known for their hospitality. 
What can be dangerous in Ukraine?
Answer: The trip to Ukraine is safe. There are several things we would recommend: do not drink water from the faucet, do not leave your belonging unattended, watch out crossing the street. 
Will my credit card and insurance work in Ukraine?
Answer: It will work. 
How am I going to understand a different language? How can I exchange money? Where am I going to sleep? What am I going to eat? How am I going to travel around?
Answer: Almaz church has a big team and we all have 15 years of experience bringing Americans to Ukraine. This team will take care of all the details of your trip starting from your arrival to the airport up to departure.
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Contact information
Sasha and Olya Skrypak
Leaders of the ministry to orphans in «Almaz» churchWrite:
Skype: skripak03
Face Book: Sasha Skripak
Phone (answering machine): +380-44-425-6597
Cell Phone: +380-93-072-9482
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Один комментарий к “Follow God — Go to Orphans in 2012”

  1. Боже допоможи і дай сили, мудрості і вірності.

    п.с. цікаво, куди не повернусь, а Бог постійно зводить мене з людьми, що служать сиротам…
    завжди історії тих, хто служить таким дітям по-особливому зачипали мене, але ніколи не думав, що буду дотичний до служіння дітям-сиротам (правда не таким важким).

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