At the end of December our Ukrainian partners will be holding Winter Camps in 10 different orphanages:
Please consider helping cover their transportation and food costs. You can click on the Donate button to the left.
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Little Lambs Ministry has shipped 64 Humanitarian Aid Containers to the former Soviet Uninon through the government assistance program, Counterpart International, and distributed items to over 15,000 orphaned children in 66 orphanages.
You can ship the items to our address:
Little Lambs Minsitry
169 Easy St.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Next Container Shipment: Winter of 2013/2014
Help us provide for some of the basic physical needs of these children.
We will need the following items for our container shipments:
- Care Packs: 1 bar of soap, 1 large 4.6 oz tube of toothpaste, 1 toothbrush, 1 washcloth, 1 comb, 1 small toy
- Shoes: New or slightly worn sneakers, gym shoes, and flat leather shoes. (child size 13 - adult 11)
- Socks and underwear: (NEW ONLY)
- Backpacks and school supplies
- Children's Clothes: new or slightly worn jeans, t-shirts, shorts, sweaters, fleeces, jackets, etc. (child size 6 to adult medium)
Family Housing Projects
A few years ago the Ukrainian government recognized the need to financially support and promote foster families and family homes. This has created a great opportunity for Christian families to take in children from orphanages and start a home for 6-8 children. Hundreds of Christian families have already taken orphans into their homes and hundreds more are willing, but do not have what the government would consider sufficient housing.
In the last three years Little Lambs has taken on the role of helping families with certain housing projects so that they will have sufficient housing in order to be government approved to take children into their home. We have helped several families expand their living space by adding on a bedroom or turning a garage into a bedroom. We have also helped families renovate their kitchen or bathroom, and other families we have helped financially so that they can afford to move into a larger apartment that could accommodate more children.
What an amazing opportunity it has been to help provide a home and a family for so many children!
These are our Current Housing Projects:
Esther Home: Money to purchase a stove, refrigerator, freezer and microwave
Sergey and Natasha have fixed up half of the building they received from the government in Sherbinovka and have already taken in 5 children. Little Lambs helped them to buy a heating system for their home. Right now they need help purchasing a van for their family.
Oleg and Sveta in Zolotanosha need to add a bathroom and addition 2 rooms. They have taken in 5 children and want to take in 5 more. They need $2000 for the plumbing and drywall.
Maxim and Tanya have taken in 6 children and would like to add 2 more bedrooms for more children. They need $3000 for the construction.
Oksana and Vladimir have adopted one boy and would like to take in 4 more boys, but they live in a 2 room apartment. They have found a house for $12,500 and are praying for God's direction.
We are so excited to help these families provide a home for orphaned children. It is absolutely the best for these children to be in a good home and have a
family that loves them. These projects range from between $1500 - $12,500. Together we can help provide a home for a child!
Little Lambs Ministry and the Bible League of Canada
During the months of June, July and August LLM and the Bible League of Canada have been working together with many church planters in Armenia, Romania, Belarus, Russia, Serbia and Moldova helping them organize VBS camps. We were able to help our partners in Eurasia to organize 289 camps with a total attendance of over 12,000 children. The thrilling thing is that the children not only had fun, but many of them met their Savior Jesus Christ in the process.
Pray for wisdom for the church planters and hundreds of their assistant volunteers as they organize the on-going discipleship programs during the following months for those who started to attend churches as a result of this program now.
Please pray that the children and their families would continue to grow and mature in Christ. And praise God for the support the Church has found with the local mayor!
Last summer was our second year working with village children in Moldova. Even though we did not have a team for Moldova our Moldovan brothers and sisters did not give up the program. We helped two small village churches with their VBS program. 173 children participated in the programs last summer and many families received needed clothing, blankets and, carepacks. In one of the villages, during the final celebration of the week, many of the children's parents attended as well as the village mayor. The mayor publicly expressed his appreciation for us and promised his support for this ministry in the future!
We are planning to grow and expand this important ministry to help the church planters inthe small villages reach more children during next summer in Moldova, Armenia, and beyond. We would like to send a few teams to help next summer and if you are interested, please let us know.