Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In April we began the process to establish the Ukrainian nonprofit charitable organization called PROMISE. From the 17th of April through mid August I was working with Sasha, our lawyer and a couple of wonderful ladies who are dear friends who helped me translate the whole legal document into English so I could understand it. We spent many hours with the lawyer, who is a brother in Christ, going through every page to make sure it stated what we wanted for PROMISE and for the future of these homes. My pastor and Sasha, the founders of the organization, submitted the document for the official registration process at the end of the summer. It is Ukrainian in its format and set up so that the homes will be under the care of this charity will be blessed by the care of PROMISE. Our board of directors, board of advisers, and auditors are a mix of Ukrainians and Americans; Sasha is the charity director, project manager for the building of the homes and pastor. He's great! So is God!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Over the past few months we have been working hard to prepare for the building of the two homes that will become the future homes for many of the teens who have been moved from the Tsyurupinsk orphanage. They now reside in institutions in the Kherson region but long to be together again. A major reason for establishing Naomi and Stephen's home. 

The property for Stephen's home has been donate by the church in Darivka, so we will begin by building this home first. The division of the property has taken place. This document shows the division line behind the church property for the two parcels of land. The registration of the land for Stephen's home is now officially under PROMISE, the Ukrainian, non-profit charitable organization just established to provide for the long term care and provision of these homes and those living in them.