I will be joining Jane and Dave Daulton, and Sasha and Olya Skripak from Almaz Church on a Mission trip to serve the orphans and children with special needs and spread EARLY INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES throughout the UKRAINE. Please contact us for more information how you7 can join us or help with our efforts!.
Summer 2012 Ukraine Short Term Mission Projects and Second Annual Conference on the Needs of Children with Disabilities
Dear Friends of Ukraine’s Orphans:
Hello! We are an orphan’s ministry called Father’s Heart, and we have been working with orphans and adoptions in Ukraine since 1999. God has placed these beautiful children – and this beautiful and historic country – on our hearts, and we have been over there to work with the orphans more than 20 times, focusing primarily on the orphans with special needs. We have even personally adopted 3 children with Down Syndrome from Ukraine, and continue to promote the adoption of these very "special" children whenever possible.
It is time once again to share our plans for our summer mission trip and conference. We are eager to build a strong and multi-faceted team for this upcoming trip in July. We will be building two teams this year: one team to go to the orphanages and work with the children from July 20th through August 1st, and one team to set up workshops and present materials and training as part of our Second Annual Conference on the Needs of Children with Disabilities in Kyiv from August 1st to August 6th. Some of you may opt to join both teams and stay for the entire 16 days.
Following this letter are the specific details about each of the team’s schedules, costs, and goals. In general, the first team will be working with children at 4 different orphanages, building a playground at an orphanage, and visiting a newly developed therapy center for children with disabilities. We will be working with children at orphanages which primarily house children with disabilities, at 1 "Baby House" with children aged 1 to 4, as well as at 3 "Boarding School" Level Four orphanages which house older children from age 5 to 18.
The second team will be focusing on presenting, through power point and actual hands-on demonstrations, techniques for helping children with disabilities become more independent and achieve higher levels of functioning in society. Our target audience will be 2
parents, orphanage workers, and professionals from the health care and educational fields. We will have two tracks this year, one for therapy and one for education.
If you choose to join one or both of our teams, we will make all the travel and housing arrangements and help you with fund-raising training and ideas. Some scholarships may be available as funding permits. If you are seriously considering joining us this summer, it is important that you make your commitment as soon as possible to make sure we can get you the best rates for international airfare and to preserve your housing, as well as to include you in our marketing plan for the Conference.
Please review the following materials for more details about the two teams, and feel free to call me or e-mail if you have any questions or want further information. We are eager to return to Ukraine once again and serve our God by serving "the Least of These." We welcome you to a fun and exciting experience which will open your eyes to a new and broader reality, and undoubtedly change your life forever! Please pray about this opportunity, and if God speaks to your heart about working with orphans, get in touch with us right away!!
Love and Blessings,
Dave and Janie Daulton