Experience with Orphans Changes Perspective

To encourage more local families to visit orphanages and foster relationships with orphaned children, Allies invited public elementary school students and their parents to join a recent trip to a children's center. The experience proved enlightening and enjoyable for the young students and their family members, all of whom went home with a changed perspective.

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Conference Unites (and Reunites) Volunteers and Youth

Community Development and empowerment through Christian love and spiritual guidance underscores all of Allies projects in Eastern Europe. This year's youth conference, titled "Unity," gathered many young men and women in a partner church in Maykop to teach them about the need to understand and accept others, and the importance of loving others as Jesus loves us.

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Fairy Tales Come to Life for Maykop Orphans

Children love fairy tales, and the experience of seeing familiar stories come to life is truly one-of-a-kind. Thanks to a local music theater in Maykop, Allies was able to give this experience to deserving orphans.

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Graduated Orphans and Volunteers Bond Like Old Friends

Many welcome the holidays because it is the perfect time to reunite with friends and family. In Maykop, Allies volunteers met with graduated orphans for a celebratory get-together, during which they happily traded stories over tea and sweets.

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Families in Maykop Continue to Receive God’s Blessings

The Christmas season never fails to bring smiles, but this time around, the holiday felt even more special for one family in Maykop.

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Let There Be Light, and Music!

Children from an orphanage in Maykop celebrated the arrival of the New Year with a trip to the Philharmonic Society of the Adygea Republic. The trip was made possible with the help of local tax services workers, including Iya, a regular volunteer.

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New Games for the New Year

Welcoming a new year is always invigorating. To help orphans in Omsk look forward to 2018, Allies volunteers prepared specially-themed activities, all of which the children participated in with much fervor and glee.

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Deep Impressions

When young men and women share their time volunteering in orphanages across Eastern Europe, oftentimes they look forward to being able to make a difference in children’s lives. Quite unexpectedly, they come to realize that volunteering has a significant impact on them as well.

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Old St. Nick Pays Children A Visit

Jolly old St. Nicholas has become a staple in Christmas celebrations, with his bag of full gifts and reindeer-pulled sleigh. Children in particular are always eager to welcome St. Nicholas and receive fine presents for being nice boys and girls throughout the year.

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You are the Healing Hands of God for Three Sisters

When we allow God to work through us, we help bring about much-needed transformation and healing in others. In an orphanage in Chisinau, we see this revealed in the lives of three young sisters—all in time for Christmas.

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