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Changing Lives In Ukraine


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Hello Friends,


As you know, Ukraine is in continued need of our prayers and support. Nourished Hearts is preparing a second convoy of humanitarian aid to evangelical churches located around the Black Sea called the "Nourished Hearts' Convoy of Hope." Here is how you can help us, help them:

1. Prayer - Our brothers and sisters in Ukraine need our constant prayers. Pray for God's will to be accomplished during this continued time of crisis, for grace under such extreme daily pressure,  and for all of God's people to have continued strength and to be filled to overflowing with His peace.


2. Funding - While our first convoy took in 7+ tons into the Odessa Oblast/Black Sea area, our second convoy has a goal of 20+ tons. This makes our total funding need $25,000. This is a great deal of funding for such a small non-profit to raise by the end of 2023. We are asking and trusting for a God-sized response. You can give via our DONATE button on this webpage.

3. Sharing the Need - If all who are aware of our Nourished Hearts' Convoy of Hope shared the need, our funding need could be met. Please consider sharing our need for humanitarian aid for Ukraine with others.


Millions of families and children have been forced to leave their homes. The need is great and our Ukrainian brothers and sisters are raising to meet that need. Will you join us to send them aid during this time of crisis?

Please pray, give, and share today.


Grace and peace,
Kim de Blecourt

Founder & President
Nourished Hearts

“Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress...” James 1:27 AMP




Please donate today to help us reach our $25,000 goal! 





What your donation is going towards:

  • Feeding thousands of displaced people in Ukraine through our partner churches in Yuzhny and Kilia

  • Grocery/Medication deliveries to those incapable in Yuzhny

  • Supporting blanket sewing for refugees in Kilia

  • Industrial size Water Purification Units

  • Supporting Ukrainians at a grassroots level


Nourished Hearts remains committed to working through The Church to help those in need in Ukraine. Partner with us in prayer and support.

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Statement of Purpose

The purpose of Nourished Hearts is to serve the needs of the orphaned and vulnerable child, single-headed households, and the displaced by aiding their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.


We serve in numerous ways, including but not limited to:

  • Emotional needs

  • Intellectual needs

  • Physical needs

  • Social needs

  • Spiritual needs

  • Vocational needs


“Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress...” James 1:27 AMP


Jahn de Blecourt, Chairman
Vice President, Visser Brothers, Inc. & licensed builder

Karen Brink, Secretary/ Treasurer & Chaplain
Retired Business Owner and Former LMW (Leadership Ministries Worldwide) Board Member

Andrea Sybesma, Social Services Advisor
Child welfare, Adoption Specialist & Social Work Advisor

Nina Tritenichenko, Events
Musician and Eastern European goods vendor

Stacie Mliakoff, Medical Advisor
Nursing student

Alex Anger, Business Advisor 
Business Solutions Consultant and Political Advisor

Kim de Blecourt, President/Founder 
Author and OVC Consultant


Stepan Kojsa, Executive Director 
Licensed Social Worker

Tatiana Boraleva 
Children’s Center Director

Lina Kojsa, Board Member

care model


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The “Island of Hope” Family Preservation Center, located in Yuzhny, utilizes a mixture of staff and volunteers to offer an unheard of service in most of second and third world countries — after-school and weekend care for at-risk families. Our center goes beyond tutoring to include nutritious snacks and meals, ethics and Biblical lessons and crafts, speech therapy, physician services and social worker appointments, as well as outreach to their families.

The high quality care being provided prevents struggling parents from surrendering their children to the local orphanage or parental rights being terminated. We are excited to partner with “Island of Hope” and every family being positively impacted by this incredible, indigenous team. They work hard, seven days a week, to provide this program.


Nourished Hearts is currently planning it’s first ever Transitional Care staff. The orphan care team of Bethel Baptist in Yuzhny, Ukraine, are preparing to offer social worker care on a personal basis for three young people who have graduated from the Zhovten State orphanage and currently have needs beyond their means.

Transitional Care will afford our social worker staff to adapt quickly to the ever-changing needs of an orphan who has been forced to leave the orphanage upon high graduation. While every child is different, their needs can be in such areas as housing, college and trade assistance, or obtaining a job, just to name a few.

Join us through your contributions in planning for this exciting next step for Nourished Hearts.


Our partner Orphan Visitation Team reaches into an orphanage which was once off limits to visitors. Our team was persistent, however, and eventually earned one visit, which has blossomed into a visit every other week. When the team arrives, the children come running. The children have grown to love our team members, and feeling is returned. Many children even visit with team member families during the holidays. You can imagine the joy for all involved. Nourished Hearts enables this dedicated team to furnish life enrichment, self-care classes and so much more. Your recurring donation of only $15 enables a child to a month of loving visits, classes and gifts at birthdays and holidays.

Please consider joining our prayer and funding opportunities for these orphaned children.

These areas of care are managed under our flagship program, The Island of Hope, in Yuzhny, Ukraine.

"The Island of Hope" is the name of the nonprofit partner in Ukraine.

Nourished Hearts is a US-based nonprofit.


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Do you have a heart for serving children and families? Contact us for volunteering opportunities. 

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Current Need

  • Prayer - Please remember our Ukrainian brothers and sisters during this time of war.

  • Monthly funding partners - The funding need is great, build Emergency funding reserve, and add to our much needed medical needs funding.

  • Nourished Hearts Convoy of Hope - Hoping to truck in needed food and medical staples before winter sets in.



Nourished Hearts
P.O. Box 1074
Holland, MI 49422-1074

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