Dear Friends of Save A Life International
Please pray with us for:
Thank God for answering our prayers! We were offered the use of a shelter house for temporary stays for pregnant moms and babies.
Our volunteers and their families.
The Khmelnitsky team and Odessa team as they preparing for opening of new centers.
New volunteers in the US.
Tracking our 2017 Financial Goal:
There is never a dull moment when I travel to Ukraine!
Our team was traveling in snowy and icy conditions on broken roads to different cities such as Zaporizhia, Vinnitsky region, Nicopol, and Kiev region. Over all we reached out to over 1 500 students with our talk show pro-life presentation.
I can never get used to see the emotions and tears on the teenagers’ faces when they realize what abortion is about.
On February 17, after days of training and thorough preparation, a new Life Center was opened in Zaporizhia, Ukraine; a city of 1 million population. It is the first Crisis Pregnancy Center ever in this city. There is only one women shelter in this city. Zaporizhia is located only 200 kilometers from the war zone and is overflowing with refugees. Government agencies along with Christian Ministries and volunteers are trying to help, but the need is greater than the help they can provide.
Recent data suggests that the city of Zaporizhia has the highest rate of divorce in Ukraine, standing at 80%. That leaves single mothers with children without support. There is also a high rate of domestic violence, and many abortions. Every year in Zaporizhia, 5,000 innocent babies are killed through abortion. This number is only registered abortions.
Clearly, the Life Center was much needed and is the only place where women can get help, and we hope, in the future, that there will be more.
The Save a Life Intl. Life Center was warmly welcomed by local press and media. We have a wonderful team of trained volunteers that is eager to work in the center and are already helping women. Since the Grand Opening, 7 clients have already received help and are going through the programs. There is so much work ahead of us and we are looking forward to making a difference in the city of Zaporizhia, with God’s help!
We received brand new Ultrasound machine as a gift from PUMA ( Pennsylvania Christian Medical Association). It is such a blessing for our Zaporizhia Life Center as they‘ll be able, with the help of this Ultrasound machine, to show women considering abortion their developing babies in the womb. That is so eye-opening and helps to change the woman’s mind about abortion.
Our Khmelnitsky team has almost completed the training and are very eager to start, as we open a Life Center in this city. We are praying that God will send all the necessary resources to start pro-life ministry in these two cities.
With more time in this ministry we see that God leads us to help not only abortion-minded women to save their babies, but single mothers in desperate situation, those who suffer from domestic violence and different types of abuse.
One such a woman is Luba. She called us for help after her husband, who spent 21 years in prison beat her and his 9-year-old son and threatened to throw him off the balcony. Neighbors intervened and the boy ended up in ICU. Luba was 10 weeks pregnant at that time. She has been a member of a church for 6 years, but all this time she was silently suffering from the beatings. In the beginning of pregnancy everyone around her, family, doctors, friends were pressuring her to do an abortion. After she came to our center and spoke with our counselor, she decided to carry her baby girl and we help her with vitamins, clothes, medicine, etc. Counselors in our Center are working with her on her situation and praying for her and her children.
This is the only one story from many others. Each story is different but in many ways, they are alike…
I know that God’s is faithful in his Grace and all we have to do is to follow His lead….That is what we are determined to do with your support, dear partner!
We can’t save all the lives, but we can do it by saving “one life at a time….”
Please, pray with us and stand for LIFE!