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Mentoring Under The Government Umbrella  & Promoting Mentoring Through Local Churches 

Kostya, Mentoring, Ukraine, Uncategorized
Mentoring Under The Government Umbrella  & Promoting Mentoring Through Local Churches  By: Kostya Voropayev   In August 2016, the government of Ukraine signed a law that for mentoring to be official, a “mentor needs to finish special training and get a certificate of his/her qualification". Kostya and Nadya Voropayev finished such training through "One Hope" organization in Ukraine and are working hard on developing strong and deep relationships with local churches in regions around Ukraine. The local church is called by God to look after orphans by mentoring them and our goal is to establish local mentoring communities so that mentors have constant access to children, can respond to their needs, can encourage them, and can serve their heart, mind and soul.    At the same time, the president of Ukraine…
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The Importance of Cooperation with the Local Church in Ukraine

Kostya, Mentoring, Summer Camp, Summer Teams, Ukraine
The Importance of Cooperation with the Local Church from Kostya Voropayev For many years we have dreamed and worked hard on building cooperation between YouthReach International and local churches. In some cases, this has been missing, and in other cases, this has been challenging since each church or union has their own set of traditions and rules. In Krasnoarmeisk, we have a young mentoring community. Finding a mentor for every child within reach has been a challenge. In order to meet this challenge, we are building relationships with local churches there and providing training and seminars in order for the community to grow and develop. This year God has blessed us very much and we have seen a dream come true. 16 orphans from a Krasnoarmeisk (Pokrovsk) orphanage called "Father's…
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End of Summer Update from Ruslan: Belarus

End of Summer Update from Ruslan: Belarus

Updates
The last few months have been very formative for relationships between mentors and youth as well as for the growth of ministries. In this blog post, Ruslan Asadov shares some of these highlights with us. To our ministry partners, through your donations, prayers, and encouragement you have made a special impact this year in the mentors, churches, and children that we reference in these highlights. Thank you so much for being who you are and for your impact! (more…)
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Stories of Childhood Sponsorship

Sponsorship
Katrina recently set out on a 3 week trip to Russia and Belarus. Below is a post from Katrina about the Child Sponsorship Program that we are happy to share. The YouthReach International Child Sponsorship Program is a tool in empowering youth for their future as well as ensuring they are connected to a supportive mentor. (more…)
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Were you not able to be at the May ministry briefing?

News
In May, we were blessed to have a ministry briefing in the Atlanta area. We were very thankful to share with those present and see God use them to provide encouragement and support in the mission through their presence, partnership, and words. So for those who were not able to be there, here is a short video and a recap to follow. (more…)
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