Milana Shkinder

Ukraine Child #42077 – $29 per month

There are eight people in the Shkinder family. They live in a tiny little house in a village Tarasivka, not far from Kiev. Father Vitaliy is a welder and mother Natalia stays home looking after the children.

Nataliya and Vitaliy got married twelve years ago. When Natalia was pregnant and she was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. The prognosis was very severe and Nataliya was proposed to abort the baby. But all relatives and friends have been praying for the baby, and Vitaliy and Nataliya started going to the church, repented, got saved and the result was a healthy girl Diana born in June 2006!

After Diana, Natalia gave birth to five more children – Eduard, German, Violetta, Emilia and Milana. And the family is waiting for another child in August! All children are healthy and friendly, two of them – Diana and Eduard – go to school. The rest stay with mom at home.

Milana is the youngest in the family. She is only one yea old. She can’t do a lot, but she can play with her toys and brothers and sisters. Milana is also waiting for a new child to be born in the family. She will play with him.

The whole family attends local church. “We see God’s hand protecting our children during all our family life. We love and praise Him,” said mother Nataliya.

Mercy Projects conducts a Child Sponsorship project in Ukraine to keep children at home with their mother or family members. Our goal is to keep children out of orphanages and home with family. Child Sponsorship supports the entire family and is the first step to bringing hope and health to these needy children.

Sponsorship of Milana would be an encouragement and a blessing to this big Christian family. Please keep them in your prayers.

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Begin $348 Annual Sponsorship