News and Events
“My view of life has been shaken: I know now that our lives have a purpose only then when we serve others. I left a part of my heart in Ukraine and, God willing, I will be on the team next summer” Lilia Japs.
“The children were already waiting for us in front of the orphanage building and greeted each of us upon arrival with a flower. On that day we met not only the orphans in Ukraine but also the rest of our team members. Despite the different languages and humorous translations at times, we always shared one common goal: we desired to bring faith in Jesus Christ and the love that unites us for orphans in Ukraine. A highlight of our mission was the organizing of a huge birthday celebration dedicated to every child present. It included games, trampoline jumping, eating sugar candy, grilling and plain having fun! At the end each child received gifts like clothing, soft animal toys and a booklet with Bible stories. It was so amazing to see the children feel so special! Our lives were enriched by the love we have received in return.” Selina
I️t’s crazy how much I️ miss Ukraine and these beautiful people! I️ can’t even begin to explain what the Lord has done in my life this past month! I️ miss these kids, I️ miss the Ukrainian team that treated us with such love, I️ miss my loud/fun team. I️ can’t believe we didn’t even know each other but said yes to going overseas and spending a month serving together. What a beautiful time that I️ will cherish for the rest of my life! 🇺🇦❤️
Angel Ramirez, Biola University
Little Lambs Family Camp - Summer Camp for foster and adaptive families
Many foster families in Ukraine often feel alone in their ministries and don’t receive much support or encouragement from society, church or even their family. Many people still feel that orphans are bad kids and are wards of society. We want to help these families to have a place where they can get together with other families and share their struggles and their blessings. But more then that we want the parents to relax, read, pray and recharge, while the kids have a fun camp program.
FIRST SUMMER CAMP FOR FOSTER FAMILIES - August 2018
Six foster families enjoyed our first family camp! The big hit was the water slide and pool that was donated for the camp. This is so needed for the foster families to be together with other families and we hope to add a few more dorms next summer and host more families.
"I want to thank everyone who organized this family camp. It was so wonderful to be with people that have the same problems and struggles. When you are only one foster family in the church people don’t understand your struggle. People think: Why would you take all the kids and create all the problems for yourself? Here we all had the same vision and mission to help those kids. Here I was able to learn from others have fellowship with families and we were spoiled with all good food. This was the best time we had in the last couple of years. It was wonderful. Thank you so very much may God bless you." Lena
"What a great time we had at the family camp. It was amazing that the kids were so close, but were all busy with their own programs. So we had some time to relax, read, and fellowship with other parents. It was soooo needed! Thank you to the leaders who worked so hard with our children and people who cooked for us. You all worked like one family it was so good, that sometimes I felt I was in heaven. Thank you to everyone who provided funding for this camp, we appreciate it very much." Natasha
WINTER CAPMS 2017
We had an amazing time this winter with the orphans. Thank you everyone for you prayers and your support. The children enjoyed the program and the gifts, but more the anything they loved the attention and the love they received!
Summer Camps: 2018
Come Join Us!
If you are looking for something meaningful to do this summer, we would like you to come join us! Little Lambs Ministry is planning the Summer Camps 2018.
We need people who would like to spend two weeks in an orphanage with the orphans. We need people, young and old, who can travel to Ukraine and share the Love of Christ with children that have been abandoned. We will be working hand in hand with our local Ukrainian brothers and sisters as this is a real team effort.
Summer Camps are scheduled:
Summer Camps: May 28 - June 11, 2018
Foster kids Camp July 1-10, 2018
Please pray and ask God how you can help this summer and send in your camp application.
serving the orphans in Ukraine for 25 years
I want to give thanks and reflect back on the ministry and the many miracles in the last 25 years. Many children, who we met in 1992, have grown up and started families. Some have opened their homes to orphans, while others became missionaries or caregivers. Who would have thought 25 years ago that Sasha would become a missionary, or that Natalya would care for old ladies in Kiev just because they love God and want to serve Him? Or that Maxim and Kolya, after graduating from an orphanage, would start a home for orphans? When we started this ministry, we were told that we were wasting our time and money, that nothing good can come out of these kids and that most of them would end up in prison. But God had a plan for them and only God could have done this. Children, who were forgotten and rejected by society and their parents, were not forgotten by God. He adopted them into His family and called them His children.
Over the last 25 years we have sent over 200 teams to Ukraine and our purpose was always to love the children and share God’s love with them. Though, most of the times, we were touched just as much by the children’s love and our lives were changed. Many of us left part of our hearts in Ukraine. There are hundreds of Natashas, Sergeys, Sashas, Kolyas, Dimas, Olyas whose lives were changed by learning about a God who promised to always be their Father. Thank you to everyone for loving these children for so many years.
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