Families can sign up to see pictures of the available children on the website and then fill out a pre-application form if they are interested in hosting. Once they fill out the form, they will be in contact with a regional coordinator who will answer any questions, help them to choose the right child to host, and walk them through the process of hosting. Ted and I are always available to answer any questions, as well, since we have been through it all before and are about to go through it again this summer! Thanks so much for allowing us to spread this information to our church family!
"We are a nationwide orphan ministry that works with families from coast-to-coast, including Puerto Rico. We provide families the unique ministry opportunity to share Christ’s love with orphans for a 4-5 week visit during the summer and around Christmas. We have a team that works with orphanages and foster homes in the Eastern Europe countries of Latvia and Ukraine to bring the school-aged children to the US to stay with Christian host families. This can be a life-changing experience for the orphans who have never been a part of a loving, functional family. And at their age, 6-16 years old, they are the least likely candidates to ever be adopted; most believe they are unwanted and have no hope of ever knowing life in a real family.
In their 4-5 week visit, host families teach these chlidren English, life skills, and about the love of God our Heavenly Father. By the end of the child’s visit, most host families are eternally grateful for the blessings they have received in ministering to these precious lives. It brings the mission field right to your own home, neighborhood, and church. We are a Christian based, international hosting program, which brings over orphaned children from Eastern Europe twice each year to share with them the love of God and the love of a family. At this time, we are in the process of matching orphaned children who are in need of a host home for our summer 2014 hosting program."
If this ministry is something you and your family decide to pursue we'd love to hear about it and share with others looking to make a difference in a child's life!