Many villages in Ukraine are full of families barely making it. Often times, the kids in village homes are worse off than kids in the orphanage. Abuse, hunger, neglect, and alcoholism often run rampant in these homes.
In 2015 our team purchased a house in the village of Ivanivka and began building and growing relationships with the families there. Our house has needed and still needs a lot of work so much of our time is be spent working on our house – constructing some sort of kitchen, bathroom, shower, and other necessities we are currently lacking. We get to host movie nights, games, and other small events for the kids while in the midst of constant upkeep and working to improve our 100-year-old houses without a lot of the normal conveniences we’re used to. We have always dreamed of planting a church in Ivanivka and are thankful that our house provides a place to begin this with a few small house church meetings there.