Ukraine Child #42033 – $29 per month
Valeria is very beautiful and smart little girl who lives with her mother and father in Konotop, small town north of Ukraine. The family rents one room in an apartment of two rooms. The second room is rented by father’s brother. Father works as a turner on the factory and mother stays at home with the girl.
Vita (Valeria’s mother) and Vitaliy (her father) always wanted to have a child. And after many years Valeria was born. She was like an angel for the family: very beautiful, smiling, walking and talking early for her age. The girl started reading when she was two years old. And suddenly at the same time, Valeria started reacting with a great fear to other people, cats and dogs, and even sounds. The parents have been going to different specialists with no result.
Now Valeria attends Hearts of Love center in Kontop. This Center is a ministry to special needs children and their families, supported by Mercy Projects. It’s the only place where Valeria is calm and doesn’t cry. And she is there with other children (without Mom’s presence). The girl likes to sing, dance and draw. Lena Yschenko, the director of Hearts of Love Center, says, “Everyone loves Valeria. She is like a sunbeam among other children. The girl is very talented, she reads very well and enjoys all kinds of activities in the Center.”
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.
Valeria’s mother attends local Calvary Church together with the girl. She asks you to pray for Valeria’s health and hers (mother has heart problems) and for improvement of family’s living conditions.
Sponsorship of Valeria would be an encouragement and a blessing to this family. Please keep them in your prayers.
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