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You Never Know Who You Will Meet In A Ukrainian Orphanage

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Kriss was living in an orphanage while he awaited his legal documentation to be approved.

When our ministry was serving in the orphanage, our team came across an African young man named, Kriss. Here is his story:

Hello, my Name is Kriss Vivein. I am 17 years old. I use to live in the country of Cote d’Ivoire, which is a small African country, with a population of approximately 21 millions people.

I receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior about three years ago. My mom is Christian and we had our church service in our home when I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior.

During that period of time, there was a civil war in my country, so my sister and I escaped from our country in an effort to save our lives. My sister escaped to Italy, but I could not join her because the Italian government closed door for refugees before I could join her. Thankfully, the Ukrainian government was open to me coming to Ukraine. I
knew nothing about this country, but I had to escape from my country for to save my life.

Now that I am in Ukraine, I have been living in an orphanage, because there are problems with my legal documents. So far everything is well, I have place to sleep, I have a food, and I have clothing, but the most important a peaceful sky above my head. I can freely read Bible and pray to God.

Since being in Ukraine, I have not met any Christians, except the workers with Slavic Christian Ministries. I was glad to meet them and to discover that they come weekly to my orphanage and conduct Bible lessons. It reminds me one more time that God keeps everything in his control. I will soon depart this orphanage and find a Christian church, but I am pleased that during this transition, God brought me these servants of our Lord Jesus. – Kriss Vivein

Since Kriss’ testimony, he was released from the orphanage, visited a Christian church in Kharkov, but has since disappeared from our lives. All we can assume is somehow, the Lord opened the door for Kriss to join his sister in Italy. But you never know who you are going to meet in our ministry endeavors.

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