VCH Update Page
November 28, 2022
Thank you so much for your support of Nastya and the kids she and her volunteers serve! Please enjoy her update for November.
- One girl who has been in the orphanage for eleven years while her mother was in jail, Jasmin, was able to go home with her mother this month. Her mother got a job as soon as she was released from jail. One person in the orphanage said he does not believe in miracles but he believes their speedy reunion was a miracle.
- We have also improved the organization of the classes and included repetition so that the children remember the stories better
- The new mentoring program has started with her first match of a child from an orphanage and an adult volunteer
- Ilya – For him to stop stealing and understand that he will be provided for
- Jasmine – That she will continue to have a relationship with the volunteers who have known her for so long, for her to know God, and for this transition to go well as she develops a new relationship with her mom
- Valera – For him to be calm
August 25, 2022
Thank you so much for supporting Nastya and her volunteers as they love on the kids of Vladimir Children’s Home!
Why did you begin volunteering in the orphanage?
I started volunteering as a teenager. The church I attended went to the orphanage every Saturday and I really liked it. I was friends with children. When I grew up, I understood that they need help since it is hard for them to live without their parents. I saw that they needed support.
What is one interesting thing that happened this month?
- There is a little boy at VCH named Matvey (Matthew). A woman considered adopting him, but in the end it did not work out. This is the first time that someone wanted to adopt Matvey. We believe and hope someone else will try to adopt this sweet boy.
- Some of the boys have begun to understand our Bible lessons, which they did not understand before. It makes us really happy!
- A girl is about to move from VCH moves to Luhktonovo and we are praying that we will not lose touch with her. I see that there is a connection between her and the volunteers, and I want to communicate with her further. We prayed that she would not go home to her mother, but go to a boarding school, because her mother has many men at home and this is not safe for her.
Spotlight on Ksyusha
Ksyusha is 8 years old. She is a smart, sociable girl. We’ve known her from a very young age when she entered the orphanage. She is part of a large family. She has 3 brothers and 3 sisters in this orphanage. She loves the volunteers, but it’s hard for her to focus on classes. She is very vulnerable, self-critical, and insecure. Please pray that she will make friends with God, that she will learn to be confident, and that she will find her way in life.
- That we can provide children with individual care
- That we have a good team
- For the development of our programs
- That children learn to be kind to each other and become closer to God
- That people in Russia would be more willing to help orphans and any people in a crisis situation and that the government would help in this
- To stop hostilities.
May 6, 2022
Hi everyone! Thank you so much for your faithful support of Vladimir Children’s Home. I hope you’re having a lovely spring! Please find Nastya’s update below:
Last updated: February 21, 2022
Thank you so much for supporting our Russian partners’ work in Vladimir Children’s Home. Please find Nastya’s update below: