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together we can change the lives of Ukrainian orphans September 23, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — julieannclark @ 4:53 pm

Doma means ‘home’ in several Eastern and Central European languages. Dan and I started Doma last year to embrace and empower vulnerable children and families around the world through prevention, intervention, and long-term care.

We are working to provide vulnerable and orphaned children with primary education in Uganda, as well as establishing prenatal and early childhood care centers there to combat the high infant and maternal mortality rates. We are working with young mothers in Russia, orphaned girls who themselves have become pregnant. We are working with homeless teenagers in Columbus, Ohio, helping them avoid the pitfalls of forced prostitution and human trafficking. We do all of this because we believe that the love and grace of God, the care and compassion of Christ, and the power and presence of the Holy Spirit calls the homeless home. If you’d like to know more about Doma, you can visit the website at domaconnection.org.

I’m writing today about a specific ministry effort. Dan and I are going to Ukraine together next Thursday.

We will be leading a team of 10 people, distributing about $20,000 in aid and supplies to more than 12 babyhouses and orphanages

We will be establishing long-term relationships for more ministry in the years to come.

And we will be documenting all of this with a filmmaker to share the story of abandoned children in Ukraine and draw more awareness and attention to this global issue.

Every year, 2,000 babies are abandoned in Ukraine’s maternity hospitals. These children grow up with little opportunity for social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development. We want to change that! And we want you to be a part of it because we believe that God is a Father to the fatherless (Psalm 68:5-6), and that when we visit the orphan in their distress, we are in fact worshiping God through that act (James 1:27).

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Doma.  In order for this trip to be successful, DOMA NEEDS TO RAISE AN ADDITIONAL $1000 THIS WEEK!!!

Please consider making a gift of $25, $50, $100, or even $500 toward this mission. You can make checks payable to Doma and mail to PO Box 21987, Columbus, OH 43221. If you prefer to give online, click here.

I am committed to this because I believe that care and compassion is more contagious than disease and despair.  Be contagious.  Visit the orphan in his or her distress.

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