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Who I am

Who am I? Good question. I am a missionary living in Kiev, Ukraine working with street children and children-at-risk. I’ve been living in Kiev for 20 years. We have a rehab center for children on the outskirts of Kiev city. It’s a 12 acre property with 8 buildings. Our kids come from the streets or are brought to us by the Ukraine government Department of Family and Children Services. Restoration of the family is the goal of Father’s Care. We do this by either returning children to their biological family, if the parents also go through rehab, through adoption, or placement in a foster family. While the task is big, our God is even bigger. So far we have seen 250 children returned to their biological families, 15 adopted, and 19 placed in foster families.

In this blog I’ll post updates about the children living at the Ark, some personal thoughts and observations and some newsworthy local political happenings that you might not hear in the West.

I am always interested in places to come and share about the ministry. So if you are interested in having me come speak – doesn’t matter the size of the group – email me or leave a comment on this blog. Thank you!

Look forward to your comments on the various postings!

Jane

16 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2008 1:31 pm

    God bless you as you continue to minister to the needs in Kiev….and beyond!
    Chris

  2. October 24, 2008 8:51 pm

    Found your blog today through a special needs adoption group looking for ways to support the work in Ukraine.
    We are in the process of trying to return for our second child at an orphanage in southern Ukraine for disabled children. God bless you and your work!

  3. Betty Payne permalink
    February 16, 2009 12:01 am

    Hi Jane, have been reading your blog, you are a very busy person doing great things. Please email me, love to bring you up to date on the family. Your cousin, Betty

  4. May 10, 2009 1:02 am

    Wow, sounds like you’re plate is full with what God’s planned for you. Have we met? I’ve been working in Ukraine since ’95, too.

  5. Tunie Kinkade permalink
    September 14, 2009 6:48 pm

    Jane-

    I’ve been wondering what’s happening in Ukraine. Thanks for these heartwarming blogs.

    I’ll read them with my prayer group to reconnect our hearts to yours.

    Love, Tunie

  6. December 15, 2009 9:08 pm

    Blessings on you guys from down here in south florida! Keep pressing on!!

  7. Brian Price permalink
    February 7, 2010 9:37 pm

    It is a God send to hear what you are doing in Ukraine for the Children. Was very nice to hear your story at Realife today. God Bless.

  8. Sandy Kimbrough permalink
    July 8, 2010 9:11 pm

    Hello Jane!
    I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you, Can you receive packages there? I am aware that other places (Russia) the packages don’t usually get to their intended recipients.
    Much love,

    Sandy

  9. Sandy Kimbrough permalink
    July 8, 2010 9:12 pm

    BTW who is the woman with the quads in the video?

    • August 21, 2010 9:18 pm

      Hello Sandy, Good to hear from you! Yes, we can receive packages if they are sent VIA the US Post Office. BTW, what women with the quads are you referring to in what video?

  10. August 3, 2011 3:35 am

    Not sure why, but I just received this reply from a year ago. I’m unsure also what video I was referring to. Please let me know what address I can send mail to, and please let me know the next time you’re planning on coming to the Atlanta area. I have a group of people I would like to introduce you to.
    Much love and prayers,
    Sandy

  11. October 17, 2011 4:22 pm

    Please let me know what address I can send mail to, and please let me know the next time you’re planning on coming to the Atlanta area. I have a group of people I would like to introduce you to.
    Much love and prayers,
    Sandy

  12. Grant Harman permalink
    December 27, 2012 7:01 pm

    Hi Jane 🙂 I have been reflecting on the future and feel I may be being called in the direction of the Ukraine. The work you do interests me because of my background in Youthworker and passion for the next generation. When doing my degree I wrote my dissertation on children living on the streets in the UK so have a little understanding although I would guess things are different over there. My background is a real mix comprising of Education, children’s health care, Youthwork and children’s work.

    Currently I am working as a Nanny in order to build resources for my next step in life.

    I already have a friend in Kiev with whom I could stay should I visit, but would like very much to explore mission opportunities that reflect my giftings and my passion.

    Do you think my skills and background could be used by yourself? If not do you know of anywhere that would value what I have to give? I currently live in the UK.

    I look forward to your reply, In the meantime I pray provision and health to you, and all those you work with.

    Blessings,

    Grant

  13. December 27, 2012 7:03 pm

    Hi Jane I have been reflecting on the future and feel I may be being called in the direction of the Ukraine. The work you do interests me because of my background in Youthworker and passion for the next generation. When doing my degree I wrote my dissertation on children living on the streets in the UK so have a little understanding although I would guess things are different over there. My background is a real mix comprising of Education, children’s health care, Youthwork and children’s work.

    Currently I am working as a Nanny in order to build resources for my next step in life.

    I already have a friend in Kiev with whom I could stay should I visit, but would like very much to explore mission opportunities that reflect my giftings and my passion.

    Do you think my skills and background could be used by yourself? If not do you know of anywhere that would value what I have to give? I currently live in the UK.

    I look forward to your reply, In the meantime I pray provision and health to you, and all those you work with.

    Blessings,

    Grant

  14. September 7, 2013 7:51 pm

    Jane, you helped us get to Hillsong Kiev a few years ago. We’re here now and want to go tomorrow. We found a map but I want to know how long it will take to walk from Petrivka metro to the church or if we should take a taxi. Please email me or give me a call at 050-942-4685. Thanks!

  15. David Hyatt permalink
    April 23, 2017 9:42 pm

    Hi Jane, I’m your cousin David, brother of Nancy, and son of Merritt and Violet. I’m very impressed with your calling and ministry and wish you well. I understand you are traveling this way in June? Nancy tells me you are flying into Bradley Field. We live in West Hartford, about 20 minutes from the airport, and would like to get acquainted, Maybe take a ride together to the Berkshires to see Art and Ann. I hope this reaches you. Please respond. David.

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