Statement Of Purpose
The purpose of Nourished Hearts is to serve the needs of the orphaned, single parent and the displaced by aiding their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.
Don't Forget - November 30th is
Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The day center for children at the Second Baptist Kilia Church opened on January 1, 2021. We gave it the name "HOME" because we wanted the children to feel at home when they come to our House of Prayer. This was a new project for the church and a new experience. We prayed that God would send children who really need a "Home" and they came to us. The children that we invited are children from low-income families. At first, both children and parents were reluctant to make contact, however, in only four months, we have earned their trust. As of today:
31 children from 7 to 12 years old
17 teenagers from 12 to 15 years old
12 orphans aged 18 and over
CHILDREN'S HOME LIFE. All but a few of these children attend church. The life of every child who visits the center is very difficult, it takes a lot of time to teach them to speak without swearing. For them, swearing is common and they do not realize it is offensive. We also have several families where parents consume excessive amounts of alcohol. Despite these difficulties, the children are attached to their parents and love them. Three families have mothers with cancer. It is very difficult. This project is a great blessing for our church! We work for our Lord! We already see the fruits of our labors today when we hear the prayers of children. The children are praying very sincerely. We hope that they are all saved and will be servants of Christ. Thank you for your prayers and support! Audrey Bostan, Kilia Area Leader
Pandemic Suffering - illness, deaths, and financial impact
Staff & Volunteers - Protection, witness to suffering, and encourage children to focus on God through pandemic
Ukraine Economic Distress - High exchange rate, difficulty with shipping, and limited item availability
Spiritual Matters - Our staff will be lights in the darkness, the evangelical church will be seen as a safe harbor, and that children and their families will accept Christ as Savior
Young girl hit by car - Home from hospital, brain heals, and for Audrey Bostan as she visits family
Single mom headed household - Children have been returned to mom, mom has stopped abusing alcohol, and pray for volunteers as they witness to mom and children
Prayer - Please remember our Ukrainian staff, children and their families we serve, church staff, and Ukrainian officials
Monthly Funding Partners - the funding need is great, build Emergency funding reserve, and add medical needs funding
One Time Gifts - Giving Tuesday (Nov. 30), Year end, and Christmas evangelical outreach needs
Basement foundation - $2,500 needed to fix basement to stop constant flooding.
Greetings, Dear Brothers and Sisters, Every month, we conduct training on the basis of the church and the Island, they are intended for leaders of children's and teenage ministry in the Odessa region. One of the teachers of the Odessa Theological Seminary presented the topic "Prayer in the Life of a Leader." In August, our team, Island of Hope, completed the following work:
103 children from families with difficult life circumstances visited our center.
On average 23-25 children visited us every day.
We feed the children 3 times daily – two snacks and one hot meal.
During The Summer, the children played board games, volleyball, football and other active games. There was a Bible lesson every day and 2 times a week a professional artist came to us and conducted master classes in drawing. On Saturdays, children went out and cleaned the church (ECO Patrol) and the surrounding area from the garbage (this is done every month, sometimes we go to the beach, and remove garbage). Twice we carried out evangelistic events in Odessa and in one small village - Meshchanka, everywhere they took children with them. We distributed printed materials, New Testaments, Children's Bibles, played with children, and distributed cotton candy and treats. God helped us to go to the Carpathians for 9 days. There were 54 of us. Every day we conquered the nearby mountains. More than 20 children conquered the highest peak of Ukraine, Hoverla. All of them were awarded medals for the conquest. There were fellowships with the team on biblical topics and in the evening, we sang songs with the children, played, and gave testimonies to the glory of God. As a result, 11 children gave their hearts to Jesus. Thank you for your financial and prayer support, Stepan Koisa, Yuzhny Area Leader
Pandemic Suffering - illness, deaths, and financial impact.
Staff & Volunteers - Protection, witness to suffering, and encourage children to focus on God through pandemic.
Ukraine Economic Distress - High exchange rate, difficulty with shipping, and limited item availability.
Spiritual Matters - Our staff will be lights in the darkness, the evangelical church will be seen as a safe harbor, and that the children and their families will accept Christ as their Savior.
Prayer - Please remember our Ukrainian staff, children and their families we serve, church staff, and Ukrainian officials.
Monthly Funding Partners - the funding need is great, build Emergency funding reserve, and add medical needs funding.
One Time Gifts - Giving Tuesday (Nov. 30), Year-end, and Christmas evangelical outreach needs.