Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Generosity in action

Yesterday we sat back and watched God work in the lives of the Russian children. We started the day with only 25 orphans supported and went to bed with 22 LEFT to support! This morning we woke up and only have 14 to go!

Thank you so much to the following people who have donated/pledged to support Mission: Russia!

Ann Hochstetler
Beth Rosenberg Sanders
Muriel Collison
Antares Foundation
Laura Rosier
Kami Dykes
Kim Jury
Stacey Pynn
Kimberly Hinderegger
The Snyder Family
The Ruopoli Family
Paula Chaffin
Dustin Stone
Carolyn Tarpey
Maureen Powers
Sandi Arbolino
James Brad York
Holly Trawick
Melissa Heaton
Philip Brotherton
Jodi Mechem
Barbara Hines
William Combs
Julie Rolfes
Marla Davison
Jennifer Collins
Khadine Kubal
Mary Swarts
Mitzi Hicks
The Sykora Family
Kimberley Morrison
Kim Glass
Elizabeth Cohen
Trudi Behr
Jennifer Heckert
Theresa Craft
Patricia Hoffa
Kristan Struck
Mary Griffin
Melaney Sems
Marianna Herron
Kathleen Walker
Stacey Pynn
San Aye Tin
Susan Serra
Amanda Vigale
The Falk Family
John Archambault
Jim Hansen
The Friesen Family
The Siefer Family
Julie Clifford
Darleen Doan
Robin Windsor
Angie Jackson
Doretta Roderick
The Ballard Family

14 kids in 13 days, we can do it!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mission: RUSSIA!

Two Hearts has been invited to travel to Russia! Kim and Nanette will take a short term service trip to the Novgorod region where they will start to build relationships with the orphanage directors and meet the kids we will be supporting. The goal of this trip is to assess the needs of three specific orphanages; 1 baby home and two children's homes, where about 200 children reside.

Help us greet each child with a small gift! Your $10 donation will support 1 of the 200 orphans living in the three orphanages we will visit. We will purchase a beanie baby for each child before leaving the USA to present upon our arrival at the orphanages. Since there are only two people traveling we do not have the capability to travel with a lot of donations. To be good stewards of your donation, the rest will be put towards items specifically asked for and purchased in Russia by us.

Take a moment to think about these 200 children going to bed each night alone, each day is the same as the day before. Nothing is ever new and they hardly have anything to call their own. Help us show love to the children and bring a little excitement to their lives.

To donate visit our website or send a check to:

Two Hearts for Hope
P.O. Box 1928
Lebanon, MO 65536

The deadline to support this project is May 10th. 200 kids in 15 days, we can do it!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Exciting news!

We are very excited to announce that Two Hearts for Hope will be branching out to Russia! We welcome Nanette Korepanov to our team as our new Russia Coordinator!

The number of orphans in Russia is staggering. Recent estimates put the total number of orphaned children, children that have either no parents or have been abandoned by their parents, at 800,000. Some have lost parents to death, many have been orphaned because of economic factors, alcohol abuse and other social problems.

Many children leave the orphanages as young as 16 years old with a passport and the equivalent to $30. Statistics show that only one out of 10 orphans becomes a functional member of society. During their FIRST year out of the orphanage 60% are prostituted, pregnant or convicted of a crime, 50% become addicted to alcohol and drugs, 60% are homeless and unemployed, and 15% commit suicide. Millions of Russian children live on the streets and in underground sewers with little to no food, clothing or medicine.

Two Hearts for Hope is working with the orphans in Russia, specifically western Russia, to help provide hope and the basic necessities these children lack through the programs we organize and the donations we collect.

Over the next few months we will take the beginning steps to what we pray is a long relationship with the children in Russia. Please check back for updates or follow us on facebook to see how God leads us to help these children!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Nauryz Celebration - Esik

Here are the pictures from our last Nauryz celebration at the orphanage in Esik. In addition to the gifts provided by your support, the orphanage also received 36 new plates, bowls and glasses, each bed will have new sheets and blankets, and a new swimming pool!

Thank you once again to each person/family that supported these children for Nauryz!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Trunk shows

Trunk shows are a great way to support Two Hearts! Recently Muriel Elrod held an online trunk show for the clothing company SOFT! It was a huge success!

Thank you to the following people who shopped to support Two Hearts and to Muriel for this great idea and continued support!

Susie Pearson
Frank Ruopoli
Julie Collison
Deborah Collison
Susan Serra
Lisa Chaney
Maureen Stateman
Carrie Brody
Tori Frighetto
Karen Floyd
Gretchen Bilbro
Kami Dykes
Dawn Holmberg

We have a Stella and Dot fundraiser going on now....

Ready to update your wardrobe for Spring?

Come browse the new Spring line of Stella and Dot Jewelry and help the children of Kazakhstan at the same time!

A portion of all sales will benefit Two Hearts for Hope!

Drop by our on-line jewelry trunk show:

When: April 8-22, 2011


To order:
Click on "find your hostess"
Under "hostess first name" type in "Two Hearts"
Two Hearts for Hope Trunk Show will come up.
Click to confirm Two Hearts for Hope trunk show.

Enjoy shopping for beautiful jewelry while you are helping Two Hearts for Hope!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Chilik Nauryz Celebration

Here are some pictures from our Nauryz celebration held at the orphanages in Chilik and Pavlodar.

A very special thank you to Jennifer and the Almaty International School Honors Society for volunteering to facilitate our Nauryz celebration in Esik, Chilik and Karakastek. We could not have arranged all of these parties without them and we are forever grateful for the love they show all these beautiful children!