Children Explore Different Professions through Play

Children have vivid imaginations, and they freely dream about what they want to be when they grow up. To help children in Sevastopol and Shovgen orphanages to gain a better understanding of what their future careers could be, Allies volunteers prepared a play-centered activity showcasing eight different professions. The activity was a follow-up to a previous discussion on the value of money and budget management.

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Plant Well for a Bountiful Harvest

What do we plant in our life? For what do you spend your time and strength? Do you bring peace and kindness? What kind of harvest do we want to have in the end?

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This Fall, Hope Springs Eternal in Children’s Center

Fall is a beautiful time of the year—and a wonderful season to lift spirits up. Recently, Allies was at a children’s center to do just that. Songs were sung, games were played, and each child was given a chance to say something special about himself or herself. Members of the volunteer team are not new to these kinds of visits, but they remain committed to answer God’s call to love and foster the faith of underprivileged youth.

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Orphans Share Summer Stories, Learn Valuable Lessons

Summer vacation is highly anticipated by children because it means a months-long break from school—and homework! The same can be said for children in school orphanages in Eastern Europe, because not only did they have time to enjoy meaningful activities, they also had exciting summer adventures to talk about with Allies volunteers during a recent visit.

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Orphans Discover the True Source of Wisdom

A lesson in wisdom was what Allies volunteers prepared for orphanages in two neighboring districts in Moldova. The volunteers, some of whom are former orphans themselves, were excited to return and share more of God’s Word with the children.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you to all who have blessed the mission of Allies and the children we serve. We have much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Allies Partners with Golden Hearts to Help Single Moms

"Building relational bridges" is a key tenet of Allies. Coming alongside an organization such as Golden Hearts makes building easy and satisfying. These women have hearts already engaged in making a difference in the lives of single mothers and their children in Krasnador. Allies helps provide resources used to assist in daily life: school supplies, clothing, toys, and hygiene products. Golden Hearts is involved in the stories of lives unfolding.

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Volunteers Return to Give Supplies and Joy to Ossetia Orphans

It was already her second trip to the orphanage in South Ossetia, but Allies volunteer Lena still felt a rush of gratitude for having been given another opportunity to visit the children and their families, who have only known deprivation for much of their young lives.

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Fall Masquerade at Orion

A Fall highlight at Orion children’s village is their annual Masquerade. Douglas Waybourn, former Russian orphan and adopted son of Tarrant County Sheriff, Bill Waybourn, recently shared this video of some of the children at Orion enjoying the special Masquerade. This annual event similar to Halloween in the U.S. requires everyone to dress up, but they don’t reveal who or what they are initially. A show begins with a presentations from the kids… many sing and or dance, then their identities are revealed. There are also games, team competitions, and rewards for the best and most creative costumes at the end.

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To Be First, Be Willing to Go Last

“Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” (Mark 9:35-37)

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