In an effort to show the love of God to vulnerable children in Romania, REGEN operates a transition center for young men aging out of orphanages to equip them to enter adulthood in a stable manner emotionally, spiritually, and with practical job skills. They also run homework clubs, discipleship groups for children, a clothing distribution center and a wood workshop to teach carpentry skills.
As COVID-19 has greatly impacted the area, orphanages are on lockdown leaving directors, caregivers and children quarantined without the ability to access education, basic supplies and are experiencing large cuts in funding for daily operations. REGEN is seeking to help offer some support for these needs.
Heritage Ukraine is a ministry located in the Odessa region of Ukraine. The organization began in 2007 partnering with volunteers to visit an orphanage once a month. Currently, they serve 18 orphanages and host 600 children in camps annually with more than 400 volunteers involved. The camps they have developed serve orphans who have suffered trauma and those with special needs. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of orphans have been sent from the orphanages they were living in back into homes where they had suffered abuse, neglect, and environments where they were not cared for. Though Heritage has had to adjust their camp environments, they continue to deliver much needed food rations, repair homes in the surrounding community, and provide care for children in at risk situations.
Goal - $20,000
The Global Care Initiative is Lifeline's newest endeavor to provide resources to in-country teams and partners around the world! As our ministry serves in over 19+ countries through adoption and (un)adopted, our heart at Lifeline is to ensure that local believers are not only aware of the orphan care crisis in their community and what the gospel teaches regarding our involvement, but also are equipped to do the ministry the Lord has called them to do.
Through the Global Care Initiative, we are empowering the local church in each country by providing training, education, resources, and curriculum that they will be leading out in their own communities. The Global Care Initiative will provide the educational means to support our partners all over the world through our various ministries at Lifeline.