Oksana is a sweet 9 year old little girl living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe.
God has blessed us with the incredible opportunity to host this little girl from Eastern Europe for 5 weeks this summer!Oksana is a bright young girl who loves to play with barbies, and bears, and all things girly!
Sadly, the future is bleak for an orphaned child in Ukraine. Without intervention, upon leaving the orphanage, 60% of girls will end up in prostitution, 70% of boys will be on the streets or in jail, and 15% will commit suicide within the first two years on their own.
Hosting can make a huge difference in the lives of an orphan!
Orphans usually feel left out, left behind and unworthy. Their self esteem is many times so low. After coming on our program for 4-5 weeks most children learn as much English as they would typically learn in 4-5 semesters if taught at home in their school. This gives the children pride in themselves and helps boost their self esteem tremendously!
Receiving unconditional love and nurturing and being treated as a member of their host family who will usually maintain contact even after the child returns home to their orphanage. This gives them hope. Learning that they do have a Father, the same Father in Heaven that we all have…who loves us dearly and is always with us and lets them know they are never alone.
To learn more about NHFC, read about their program here:
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. - John 14:18