Picnic for the residents and the staff
On September the 9-th our charitable foundation "Hope for everyone" celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Dovbysh Nursing Home. That’s why there was made a decision by our team to organize a small picnic in the open air for the residents and the staff of Dovbysh Nursing Home. Since the seniors spend most of their time in the rooms, enjoying quality time outdoors brought some variety to their settled and measured lifestyle. The local community representative personally came to congratulate the grannies with this wonderful date.
Showing God's love in action
About a week ago our charitable foundation “Hope for everyone” was privileged to welcome and host our good friends from First Baptist Church of Hot Springs. This time a team of 8 ladies and 6 men left their homes to bring the light of Gospel and share the love of our Savior Jesus Christ with the people of Kurne village and Dovbysh.
Vita’s life story
Today we would like to share with you a life story of our new resident. Her name is Vita. She is 30. The girl was born in Chervonosilka village (Zhytomyr region) in an ordinary Ukrainian family. Her father passed away when she was about to finish her 9-th grade at school. Vita had to leave school and find some job since her mom and granny were unable to help her financially. Very soon, being a 19-year-old girl she met her first husband and the father of her first child named Khristina. But her happiness didn’t last long and less than in a year he left Vita with a kid. After some time, Vita got acquainted with a man and they started living in civil marriage where they gave birth to her second child Maksim.
What has changed in lives of Valentina and her children.
Valentina and her kids have been the residents of our maternity home for one year and a half already. You can learn more of her life story if you follow the link below.
We asked Valentina to share on what has changed in her life since that time.
Reaching out for a peaceful and secure old age
Not so long time ago Dovbysh nursing home became a part of our charitable foundation “Hope for everyone”. As soon as we appeared to be in charge there was made a decision to improve the living conditions of its residents. Now with the financial assistance of Pastor Gearl and his friends from the US we are busy with the inner renovations since the building was quite neglected because of the cut budget from the government who were in charge here before us. Notwithstanding our friends' great help there is still a lot to be done in the matter of the living condition improvements so any other financial support will be urgent and very much appreciated.
“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased” (Hebrews 13:16).
These two wonderful grannies are Mariya and Nadya, 88 and 70 years correspondingly. They are the residents of Dovbysh nursing home who under the circumstances have no relatives to take care of them. Moreover, Mariya got blind 5 years ago while her friend Nadia started rapidly losing her eyesight . The expensive surgery on substitution of an eye lens with an artificial one could help both of them. One would be able to see again and the other would get a chance to stop the regression and preserve the current eyesight. It’s no use saying that Dovbysh nursing home just couldn’t afford it.
Luda is a new resident of our maternity home. She was born in Putylovychi, a small village in Zhitomir region.
The woman is 26. She is a mother of 3 kids but is taking care of only one of her children (daughter) at the moment. Luda first became a mother in the age of 20 when she left her village and moved to Zhitomir for better life and career prospects. Soon afterwards she gave birth to her second child. That was the time when Luda started drinking heavily. Of course, being alcohol dependant, living indecent life she was soon deprived of parental rights. Two of her children were taken to orphanage.
In 2016 she became a mother for the third time and just when the woman was about to be deprived of parental rights for the second time, our foundation “Hope for everyone” lent her a helping hand giving hope for a better life both for her and her kid. While preparing all necessary documentation for her to become a new resident of our maternity home we found out that she was pregnant, so the lady is waiting for her 4-th child at the moment. If she is a resident of our maternity home and follows all prescribed rules she can bring up her children without any threaten of them to be taken away by social services.
Those who follow us are aware of one of the programs our charitable foundation is involved in. It’s women in crisis. These are usually young women with kids who found themselves in hard life situations, lost and desperate for any help. Very often they are homeless or running from domestic violence. Some of the ladies coming to “Hope for everyone” are alcohol dependant and socially inept which makes the situation even worse as we have to teach them basic things about cooking , kids upbringing and sometimes even personal hygiene. Almost all the ladies face a choice - to go to our maternity home or to be deprived of parental rights. We with God’s help do everything possible to help these women become fully ready for challenges they can meet in life and keep children. The ladies are to follow some rules and schedule to reach all mentioned above. But very often their unwillingness and desire to go back to previous way of life lead to no good. And what breaks our hearts is that their kids are the ones who suffer most of all.