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Street Life

February 5, 2008

Sometimes we forget the kind of life our kids at the Ark lived when they were living on the streets. We get comfortable with clean surroundings, running water, good food, heat, electricity and a toilet. So a week ago we took 2 of our older kids, along with a few Americans who were visiting and a couple Ukrainians from our local church, out to meet with some kids living on the street. It was a good reminder for our kids and for us as well. The kids we went to visit are living in a building that has the inside burned out and has been vacant for some time. There is no heat, electricity running water, toilet or furniture. They’ve made a “home” using old crates, pieces of wood and candles. I’ve posted some photos of the living conditions and of their smiling faces when we came to visit them. For me it was just another reminder of why we do what we do.

Latest government figures say there are more than 150,000 street kids/children-at-risk in Ukraine. Generally when they state a number you can usually double it. Imagine over 300,000 street kids! Will you help us help them? Go to our web site www.KievStreetKids.org and see ways you can help the kids. Thanks so much!

Note – the new photo in the header of my blog was taken on the Ark property. Lots of snow!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2008 5:39 pm

    So many are thankful for what you do! Great header picture, by the way…

  2. Amydeanne permalink
    February 7, 2008 8:34 pm

    i love the header. I live in Canada, on a farm. It looks like my trees. I’m praying for your ministry. I found you through a link of another blog. Ukraine has a big spot in my prayer and heart. know that I’ll be back and praying for you.

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