Europe, Programs, Stories

Two Stories of Hope in Europe

Oksana spends her days at home in Belarus with her widowed mother. One of her favorite times of the week is when volunteers come to visit her. They bring much needed food and resources and sometimes, they even bring some extra toys for her. Though Oksana is 16 years old, her special needs cause her to behave more like a 5 year-old. In small impoverished communities, children with special needs can sometimes be forgotten or be the last to receive aid and support. However, this is not the case for Oksana. The members of the church visit her regularly to play and read to her, which she  ...