We have now been working in the orphanages in Krivoy Rog (Ukraine) full time for the last 3 years. We have 4 Ukrainians and 2 Canadians. Vika and Tanya have been working with the ministry full time for the last 3 years, Sveta (a grad from one of the orphanages) has been with our team for the last year helping us out. Luba my wife teaches kids English 2 days a week at one of the orphanages and also works at a local collage the rest of the week. Last of all is Curtis and I, we have been here in Ukraine for the last 3 years working full time in the ministry.
For those of you that don't really know what we do ill let you know!! We are basically friends to the orphanages that we do our bible programs in. Our team is working doing a smaller day camp program at each of the 3 orphanages during the week. Three out of the six days we do our bible lessons, crafts and games. The other 3 days we hang out with the kids playing soccer, watching movies and just getting to know the kids better. Two mornings out of the week we also do a program with the little kids that don't go to school and just have a blast hanging with these little guys.
This last year Curtis, Luba and I joined the Evangelical Free Church of Canada Missions organization which has been a great transition. This last summer we had a EFCCM conference in western Ukraine and it was great to meet all the other missionaries in our area and we are excited about where God is leading us!