Monday, November 21, 2011

Day #8 - "The $20 Challenge" - Meet the Kids Who Would be Served by the Rescue Shelter...

Yesterday, we shared with you about the Rescue Shelter which will open on the camp property next spring. The Rescue Shelter is going to help us house children in crisis. This past summer, Andrew & Jenny Kelly served as "Foster Parents" for 8 children who were in emergency situations. With the help of others, these kids were cared for during the summer and then many were adopted out into Christian homes.

Watch this video...

Take the Challenge. RESCUE a child today!

"The $20 Challenge" - Update on Total Raised To Date...

With just three days left, we are truly blessed with the response we have received so far for "The $20 Challenge." Our goal was to raise $200 a day for 10 days and many of you have responded and donated. After 7 days of the Challenge, we have had 34 people donate a total of $1455.

THANK YOU to all who have donated! Please watch the videos over the next 3 days and prayerfully consider donating to the challenge!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day #7 - "The $20 Challenge" - Building a Rescue Shelter

Hundreds of children in the Ivankiv region of Ukraine suffer through lives of despair each day. For many, their lives are marked by abuse, abandonment and poverty. There is little that Social Services can do and with the recent closure of the government orphanage, there are no housing solutions other than leaving these children to continue living in this horrendous situations. The board of Jeremiah's Hope recently approved the use of the new cabin on the camp property to be used, year round, as a Rescue Shelter for up to 12 children at a time.

The Rescue Shelter will allow us to serve these children in an emergency, and often critical situation. However, we need your help to furnish the facility and make it "home."


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day #6 - "The $20 Challenge" - Transitional Living Center for Orphanage Graduates

In 2004, Jeremiah's Hope opened a transitional living center in Mariupol, Ukraine. Designed to help orphanage graduates as they transitioned from dependent orphanage life to independent living, the TLC has ministered to over 40 orphan teens. Many of those teens are Christians today!

Watch the video and see what the Lord is doing!

Take the Challenge TODAY! These teens lives depend of people like you taking a moment and donating $20, basically the cost of lunch! Help us help these teens!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day #5 - "The $20 Challenge" - Kolentsi Village Church Plant

We are excited to announce that a small church plant began in the village of Kolentsi this past September. This is a joint initiative between Jeremiah's Hope, Ukraine Mission Work and the Obolon Church of Christ. Men from the Obolon Church of Christ spend a day or two each week in our village reaching out to our community. Receptivity has been awesome and we are averaging a dozen each time we gather for worship. Watch this short video to learn more...

TAKE THE CHALLENGE TODAY and help us continue to provide a meeting place for this small church plant and the support which they need as they begin worshiping together!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day #4 - "The $20 Challenge" - Abandoned Babies...

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40)

Four years ago, when we began out ministry in Ivankiv, Ukraine, we did not know what the Lord had in store for us. Within weeks of living in the area, we received a call from Social Services asking us to help them meet the needs of almost a dozen abandoned babies and toddlers at the local pediatric hospital. Since that time, Jeremiah's Hope has been a partner to the Ivankiv Hospital, providing many of the basic needs of the abandoned babies as they are brought into the hospital and kept until they are placed in an orphanage. Watch the video below...

Help us help the truly innocent children of Ukraine! They deserve to be provided for and loved!

Day #3 - "The $20 Challenge" - Pine Branch Christian Camp

Pine Branch Christian Camp is our newly built camp north of Kiev, Ukraine. The camp is fast becoming a ministry hub where we are able to host and minister to over 300 orphans and at-risk youth each summer. It is a place where we do retreats for children in our "Sasha Project" and is also where a new church plant is being started.

Your $20 donation helps us provide for these children while they are at camp. The majority of these children arrive with just a few old, dirty pieces of clothing in a plastic grocery bag. The camp provides clothing, shoes and hygiene supplies for each child. Pine Branch Christian Camp has become a place of refuge for many of these children. Will YOU help a child in need today?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day #2 - The $20 Challenge - "The Sasha Project"

Today is day #2 of our challenge! The children we serve through "The Sasha Project" are some of the poorest children in Ukraine. Many of their families are being destroyed by alcoholism and the children are the unfortunate victims. Will you be one of the 10 people who TAKE THE CHALLENGE today and help us to be able to continue to serve these amazing kids?

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Have you seen our "THE $20 CHALLENGE" video? It is amazing what $20 can do in the lives of the orphans and at-risk youth of Ukraine. Take the challenge! Help us reach out goal and meet the needs of these amazing children.

Day #1 - The $20 Challenge - Orphanage Outreach

Jeremiah's Hope has been serving children in 3 orphanages for the past several years. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, we have been able to minister to children in orphanages in Ivankiv, Mariupol and Uglegorsk! To continue our ministry, we need YOUR help! It is a simple donation, but will we find 10 people each day (100 people in total) willing to donate $20 or more one time?

Also, thanks to a recent pledge, all donations made during the $20 Challenge will be matched $1 for $1. So, let the $20 Challenge begin!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The $20 Challenge is Coming!

The $20 Challenge is coming! So, get ready!

Beginning Saturday, November 12th and going for 10 days, we will be challenging our friends and ministry partners to give $20 to help support Jeremiah's Hope. Each day, we will post a new video with a specific focus on an aspect of our ministry and pray that God would lead 10 people to give that day.

We are not asking that you give every day (but you can if you want!), we are asking that you give ONE DAY. If you feel led to give, come back to this blog and donate.

Will you take The $20 Challenge ?

* Due to a generous donor, all monies donated during The $20 Challenge will be matched dollar for dollar.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Misha Needs YOUR Support...

Misha Dermelyov was born June 9th, 1997 in Uglegorsk, Ukraine. Due to birth complications, he had surgery at just 10 days old to repair his stomach. Due to this, he is classified by the Ukrainian government as disabled (even though he is a very healthy, active, young man).

Nothing is known of Misha's father. His mother died 3 years ago from a heart attack. Misha had two older sisters born in 1985 and 1988. Misha lived with the oldest sister. In 2010 his sister died from a heart attack and the second sister died a couple of months later. Misha was sent to a shelter in Yenakiyevo.

It was here at this shelter where our ministry team first met Misha. Tanya, our administrator, was asked to pick him up and take him to the orphanage in August or September last year. Since then Misha has lived in the orphanage in Mariupol and has come to the church on Sunday with other orphanage kids.

He likes to play soccer, computer games and watch TV. He can embroider well.

Would YOU be willing to help support Misha as he continues his education at a trade school and lives in our transitional living center? To support Misha, contact us at

Yana Needs YOUR Support...

Yana Senyak was born on October 31, 1995 in Mariupol, Ukraine. She lived most of her life with her mother as the identity of her father is unknown. In 2007, her mother died and an aunt took guardianship over her for two years but could no longer take care of Yana. in 2009, Yana went to the orphanage in Mariupol.

Yana is an average student. She likes sports, singing and dancing. She is enrolled in a trade school and will be studying to become a crane operator.

At this time we have 0 support for Yana. Would you consider helping support her with a gift of $25, $50 or $75 a month? If you would like to help meet this need, contact us at

* It costs Jeremiah's Hope an average of $300 per month to meet the physical and material needs of the teens who live in our transitional living center.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

"Sasha Project" Kids Receive School Supply Kits...

Yesterday, Jenny began her fall visits to the children who are a part of our "Sasha Project." This year, we have over 80 children registered as a part of the "Sasha Project." With the new school year fast approaching, we began the visits by delivering school supplies to the children. Thanks to the generosity of Northside Church of Christ in San Antonio, TX, we were able to give each child a full set of school supplies to help them begin their new year!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ira & Nastya from the TLC Are Baptized...

We rejoice with Ira and Nastya on their decision to become Christians and be baptized last Saturday! Andrew Kelly, missionary, had the pleasure of baptizing them at camp. Praising God for His salvation of these amazing girls!

Andrew taking confession from Nastya and Ira before their baptisms.

Andrew baptizing Nastya.

Andrew congratulating Ira after her baptism.

Everyone together, down at the pond, after the baptisms.