Sunday, March 31, 2013

More Thank You's!

We want to Also thank the following families for your recent donation to the UST- Kamenogorsk Baby house needs and the Elevator project:

Marcacci Family
Short Family
Bowen Family
San Aye Tin
Hendon Family
Hong Kim
Butler Family
Kady-Maccarthy Family
Berrigan Family
Shaw Family
Tarpey Family
Gilbert Family
De Santis Family
Gardner Family

Thank you for your support of the orphans in Kazakhstan!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thank you!

Today we would like to thank the following people for your recent donations towards the Elevator Project and the Ust-Kamenogorsk baby home needs:

The Milani Family
The Jenkins Family
The Howard Family
The Peterson Family
The Arbolino Family
The Falk Family
The Briere Family
Bethesda Baptist Church
The Fee Family
The Hendon Family
The Showalter Family
The Hochstetler Family
The Rolfes Family
The Coggins Family
The Rosenberg family
The Robey Family
The Combs Family
The Herman Family
The Myrick Family
The Brower-Toland Family

We truly appreciate your support for the children of Kazakhstan!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Elevator Fundraiser

We are in the process of organizing a fundraising raffle for the elevator project.  

We have currently raised $1772.92 towards our goal of $7,000. We have a long way to go but are confident a raffle will give us a good boost.  We have seen God work miracles many times and know this project will get done.

How you can help: 

We are looking for volunteers to donate items to this raffle.  

In 2011 we held a raffle for the Ust-Kamenogorsk Window Restoration Project and it was a tremendous success! Previous items included gift certificates, bakes goods, electronics, handmade clothing and bags, beauty products, etc.  For ideas click here 

To donate:

Pledge to donate any item by April 1st and contact for more details.  When the raffle is over we will give you the name of the winner and you will send the item.  This is a simple and fun way to help us build hope!  

Please considering donating an item, nothing is too small, or big.  

Friday, March 1, 2013

Help us build Hope!

"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35

Meet S.  She is a teenager living at a special needs orphanage.  She needs a wheelchair to get around.  In the past 6 years she has only been outside once when the orphanage was having remodeling done and the children needed to move to another facility.  She does not go outside because it is quite heavy for someone to carry her down 3 flights of stairs.

The special needs orphanage in Almaty, Kazakhstan is home to approximately 150 orphans from ages 4-18, with disabilities ranging from small to severe.  We visited this orphanage in 2010 when we brought wheelchairs and were overcome with sadness as we saw children who were unable to leave their beds or get around at all.

In 2011 the building was scheduled to undergo major renovations but unfortunately money ran out.  One of the most anticipated improvements had been the addition of an elevator.  With wheelchair-bound and bed-bound children living on the 3rd floor, there is no easy way to get them downstairs and outside.  So they don't go.  Now think about that for a moment.  Can you imagine never being able to go outside?  Never feeling the warmth of the sun or a gentle breeze.  Never seeing a spring in Kazakhstan with the beautiful tulips in bloom.  Nothing but staying inside, in your bed, or if you're "lucky", in your chair all day.  Every day.  Simply because the orphanage does not have a working elevator.

Imagine the difference an elevator would make in the lives of these children!  Not only the wheelchair-bound and bed-bound children, but for any child living there lacking the ability to manage the dilapidated, Soviet Era staircases.

How many times have you stepped on an elevator?  How many times have you been upset if an elevator is broken and you need to take the stairs?  In this day and age children should not be stuck inside.  We CAN change this!

Our goal is to raise $7,000 which will repair the broken roof on the elevator shaft and install the entire hydraulics and electrical systems.  The project will begin as soon as we raise this money.

Please consider making a donation to support this project.  Every child deserves the chance to go outside, to live.

Tax-deductible donations can be made visiting our

The next time you step outside, think about what it would feel like to never do that again.