“Family to Family”: Thank you with all our heart!
How great to realize that dreams can come true. My husband and I dreamed to have a large family with many children. But due to my health, the Lord gave us two wonderful daughters. The eldest daughter got married, we already have two wonderful granddaughters, and the youngest daughter Vladlena is 13 years old.
The Lord spoke in our hearts that he wants us to take orphans from the orphanage. Now, thank God, we have a large and friendly family, we have 10 children: 6 girls and 4 boys, my husband and me. Once we found out that one Ukrainian charitable organization organizes trips for children to Europe. It is the "Family to Family" program.
Our biological daughter, Vlada, has been praying to the Lord for 4 years to have such a trip. We supported her in prayers. And this year Vlada become 15 years old, but she didn’t have this opportunity. She humbled herself, persuaded that this is God’s will. Almost a month later, maybe a little more, we had a call and Vlada was offered a trip to the Christian camp in Norway. Her joy was indescribable.
Praise the Lord for this trip, this camp, thank God for the hearts of people who organize such Christian kid’s camps. Our daughter came back filled with joy, filled with the Holy Spirit. With all our heart we thank all the organizers of this trip and leaders: Iryna Babak, Alina, Vladlena, Nataliia, Vitalii and Igor. Also, special thanks to our Norwegian brothers and sisters, for their warm, unforgettable welcome, for their care for our children. Thank you for the gifts for our children. The child will remember this trip for life. Now Vlada has a dream to serve such children, to be a leader on such trips.
The Lord continued blessing our family, and our 5 children were offered a trip to America, Colorado. Glory to our Lord! Our children were accepted in America by 3 families. Pshichenko Eduard and Elena, Tyevs Oleg and Galina, Rukosuyev Vitaliy and Alla. They all have their own children, and despite this, they accepted our children. May the Lord bless these families and their homes. All our children arrived very satisfied and joyful, full of happiness and emotions. We have made friends with these families and now we contact with them.
Our children have never imagined there is such a country and people who turned their lives into a fairy tale for a while. As long as this world has such caring, sympathetic people always ready to help and provide support to the others, there is hope.
Huge thanks to all the people who serve the Lord in this service. Your work is valuable to the Lord and will never be forgotten. May God bless you many times and fulfill all your needs. Sincerely, the Antipchuk family.
Ukraine, Donetsk region.