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A NEW YEAR

A new year offers new hopes, new dreams, new ex- pectations. Certainly, our friends in Ukraine are praying 2023 brings better days in the new year. I realize much of our newsletter commentary in 2022 was about the war in Ukraine. We do not intend to tire people of hearing about it. Our only concern is the people who needlessly suffer, not the politics of the situation. The devastation in Ukraine continues. In the late afternoon today I spoke with Yulia, our ministry admin- istrator

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A NEW YEAR

A new year offers new hopes, new dreams, new ex- pectations. Certainly, our friends in Ukraine are praying 2023 brings better days in the new year. I realize much of our newsletter commentary in 2022 was about the war in Ukraine. We do not intend to tire people of hearing about it. Our only concern is the people who needlessly suffer, not the politics of the situation. The devastation in Ukraine continues. In the late afternoon today I spoke with Yulia, our ministry admin- istrator

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Thanksgiving and War

As we approach Thanksgiving, we are thankful for regions ofUkraine that are seeing hope in the midst of war. As of this writing Kahovka, the hometown of House of Joy, has not yet been liberated, but the Ukrainian army has

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Orphans Helping Orphans

That is a strange title, I know – ORPHANS HELPING ORPHANS. Please allow me to explain. In the summer I received a call from Greg Conway, Director of Tulsa Boys Home. The Home has been in existence for decades in

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Punch Back

As I type this, things are tense around Kahovka, Ukraine, and House of Joy. Kahovka is in Kherson state, which was quickly occupied by the Russian army at the end of February as the war began. Apparently, Ukraine has mounted

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Church in Times of War

Many have wondered how the churches in Ukraine are faring during the war. The following article was written for us by a very close friend, Pastor Maksym Bilousov. I think his faith-filled words say it best. Twenty-five years ago, we

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War Brings Change at House of Joy

House of Joy is in the state of Kherson in southern Ukraine, bordering Crimea. If you have followed the news, you know this is one of three states in Ukraine that Putin has openly stated he wants to take from

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Turmoil in Ukraine

I made a trip to Ukraine in February. Of course, some questioned the wisdom of such a decision, rightfully so given the rumblings of war that have prevailed there. Let me just say that it was essential for our ministry

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