- Abandoned And Wandered For Food
- Looking Backward To Rushing Forward
- 30 AMAZING CHRISTMAS GIFTS
- Renata’s Redemption
- From the Koran to Christ
- People Are Stealing To Get These Devices!
- Reaching An Entire Family For God!
- Ira’s Testimony
- Iya’s Story
- Snezhana’s Story
- Yulia Gets To Go Home!
- Sonya Beats The Odds!
- Sasha’s Testimony
- Alyona’s Testimony
- Denis’ Triple Disappointments
- You Never Know Who You Will Meet In A Ukrainian Orphanage
- Baby Daniel and Sister Awaiting Mom’s Health
- Not Easter Eggs, But Easter Fruit (Kingdom Fruit)
- Orphans in Ukraine
- Anastasia’s Story
- Desperate for Security and Love
- The Best Christmas Gift of All – Orphans Saved!
- Lydia’s Story
- Lena’s Story
- Orphans Accepting Christ!
- Father’s House Update
- Blessings Come in 3’s!
- Father’s House Wins Court Case
- Am I Lovable?
- Embracing Arms of Love
- Vova’s Joy
- Bogdana & Yaroslavna’s Story
- Christmas Outreach
- Heart Blossoming
- Sometimes There Is Success
- Abandoned by the world, but not by God
- Unshackled by Fear
- What is the Holy Bible?
- Darina is Scared to Go Home
- Learning to Lead
- “Practical Theology” For Dailying Living
- My Life Became Meaningful!
- Can’t Put the Book Down!
- Revival Happened through “Theology Courses”
- Theology and Distance Learning
- Sardines Never Had It So Good!
- Discipleship Courses
- To the Ends of the Soviet Union
- An Encouraging Spring
- SCM’s Theology Ministry is Taking Root and Expanding
- Canvassing Ukraine
- Transcending Culture through Education
- The Way to Righteousness
- The Blessing of Obedience
- It is Vital to Spend Time With God!
- Forgiveness Has Set Me Free!
- Discovering Many New Things
- Just in the Nick of Time!
- Huge Thanks!
- Inspired to Grow!
- My Prayers Are being Answered
- There is so much more to life than drugs!
- Street Gang To Christian Ministry!
- Short-Term Missions
- A Hardened Atheist Redeemed for Christ
- College Students Making a Difference!
- Vision Trips
- Saved in the Nick of Time
- Rebuilding Lost Lives
- Season of Salvation
- Pastor’s Conference
- Launching Fall Courses
- Who was Blessed the Most?
- Vova’s Ministry Update
- God’s Love Manifested in Babai
- Triple Blessings in Balaklayea
- Tenderizing Hearts in Chklavosky
- Hard Hearts in a Small Village
- Pre-Evangelism Blessing
- Broken Town, Broken Bodies, Healed Spirits
- God Quietly Draws People to Himself
- The Tale of “Five” Locations
- Victoria’s time had come
- Never too Old to Turn to Christ
- Blessings Come in Three’s!
- Tears of Joy
- Medical Ministry Update
Abandoned And Wandered For Food
Galya is a fourteen year old orphan who was admitted to the orphanage with her brothers. Her older brother Vova is sixteen years old and her younger brother Misha is eleven years old. Unlike Tanya, whose father is an alcoholic, Gayla’s parents didn’t care about her and her siblings at all. Her irresponsible parents didn’t provide love, care, or attention to the children.
Galya’s house was a constant mess and her parents never fed the children. Because the kids were on the brink of starvation, Galya and her brothers would roam the streets in search for food, skip school, and try to survive any way they could each day. Finally, the school authorities contacted social services, who took the children to the orphanage, so they could have hot food, warm shelter, education, and a place of safety.
The parents were deprived of parental rights, but were given an opportunity by the government to change their ways and bring their children home. It has been more than a year and still no attempt from the parents to communication, visit, or try to engage their children has been made. Despite everything that has happened, Galya and her siblings want to go home, but clearly, they are unwanted and unloved children by their parents. Galya reminds me of Isaiah 49:15, which says, “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!”
When we first met Galya, she was a reserved and unfriendly girl and didn’t want to speak or interact with our ministry. Initially, Galya didn’t show any concern during our visits, but over the passage of time, she has blossomed and is now very interested in the Bible and the salvation message. After about a year of ministering and loving her, she accepted Jesus and has begun a prayer life to our Lord.
Galya doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up, but she has discovered the meaning in life – by having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. If God touches your heart, please pray for Galya and all the children to turn to Jesus, be protected by him in the orphanage and so they will never be trafficked by evil people in the future. We can bless them while in the orphanage, but after they depart, they are very vulnerable.