April 20, 2007
Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done? (Proverbs 24:11-12)
There are things the LORD hates: hands that shed innocent blood. (Proverbs 6:16-17)
Please, keep us in prayer as we continue outreach at the Ivanovo Technological College . We present some pictures from the last week seminars.
Tanya begins with icebreaking story about “the woman she ones knew”- powerful testimony of how God spared Tanya’s life years ago.
These young Russians for the very first time have a chance to face shocking truth about abortions.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. (Psalm 139:15)
Holding silicon models of the babies lives unforgettable memories.
Each student receives a free copy of “the Theme” – Christian antiabortion newspaper that we publish.
Sharing His Truth, Saving Lives, Impacting Russia for Christ!
Alexei and Tanya Kotchan
April 16, 2007
About one month ago I have been asked by the Shuya orphanage administration if we would like the idea of taking kids home for the weekends. This is how our program actually began to work even though we still don’t have the building for our center, we using our homes!
So, the last 2 weekend’s different children from the orphanage came to Ivanovo with us. Usually when our team (5 volunteers from our church) comes to Shuya orphanage each Sat, we begin with the 10 minutes lesson from the Bible and after that kids are leaving to 3 different classes: drama, crafts and English. We want to thank you, our partners, for supporting our work, because of your help we never come to the orphanage with empty hands. Each time we bring supplies in which kids have the biggest need, at our last 2 visits we bought for the orphanage 2 boxes of hygiene products for girls and 100 pieces of soap for all children. Ladies from our church discovered while giving baths to orphans that their skin was in terrible shape because of the usage of cheapest technical soap. I am sorry to say, but most of us would not use this stuff even on our pets. Now, we make sure that orphanage staff has good soap for children.
Now, after our classes are over, we leave back to Ivanovo taking the happy ones with us. Tomorrow we will take 3 children – 2 girls and 1 boy. On Sunday morning children are coming to our service to worship with us and then Liza teaches them at the Sunday school. Before children leave back to the orphanage we feed them big lunch.
We are trilled about this great opportunity to impact lives of these little ones. Our biggest challenge is that Shuya is located about 20 miles away from Ivanovo and taking children back to the orphanage on Sunday evening, we have to use public transportation which works terrible in Russia. We need a van for our work, this is our prayer request. Please, also pray for the Shuya children and for our team.
Alexei and Tanya Kotchan.