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EVENTS & NEWS

Spring 2019 UPDATE

 

Testimonies from our residents:

The event that led us to the "Logos" center was not a war in the Donbass where we live, but a terrible illness of my husband, sarcoma. I contacted with "Logos"  in despair, after six months of ordeal in Kiev hospitals and hospices, I did not know  what to do next.   Kolya, my husband, could no longer walk and serve himself, we had no place to live, the money for treatment were ending.  Here the Lord extended us a helping hand - and this was the “Logos” rehabilitation and social assistance center.  I told our story to the head of the center, father Nikolay, and he said that we could come.  In the center we were greeted warmly and with sympathy, many people showed initiative and tried to help us. They settled us in a separate room, Kolya even had a special bed and a wheelchair. The brothers from the center made a ramp so that it would be more convenient to take my husband out to breathe some fresh air.  They gave us everything we needed.  We had shelter, food, clothes and medicines for Kolya. Father Nikolai supported and encouraged us a lot, helped fight the hospital system and find money for Kolya’s treatment.  We met wonderful people who also helped ys: Pamela, Natasha (Lola), Father Nikolai.   Our son, Maxim, came to the center and we were together again: me, our son, Kolya’s mother and Kolya. Our story ended sadly. But these last months of Kolya’s life we ​​spent together with the whole family, in warmth, support and care.  And on his last journey, Fr Nikolai helped Kolya, spiritually and financially. Thank you !!!  Thank you Lord!  This happened in 2015, but to this day we do not lose touch with the center, my beloved friends are always ready to lend a helping hand, advise and support.

Another Testimony from our residents

It is always difficult to leave something precious for you and start all over again.  Our family was in such a situation.

  At the beginning of the war, we immediately left our city and I, a single pregnant mother with two minor children, remained on the street, which led us to this center.  At that time, government’s support for displaced people was minimal at best, and real assistance was provided by charitable organizations and Christian communities, which unfortunately were few.  One of these organizations was the Christian community Social Rehabilitation "Logos".  In this place we were given shelter and all the necessary things to live.  For almost 4 years, we have received stable support in the center: clothes and toys, school supplies, personal hygiene products and food, entertainment and recreation for children.  But not only material assistance became the assistance for us - here we received psychological support, as well as the base for development and personal and spiritual growth.  Having lived here this period of time, faced with many difficulties and completely changing the vision of our lives.   We learned to accept life as it is and to trust the Lord, because the Bible says: “Do not be afraid, for I am with you, do not be embarrassed, because I am Thy God;  I will strengthen you, and I will help you, and I will uphold you with My righteous.  (Isaiah 41:10).

 At the moment we still live in the center, because we have no means for renting another dwelling.  The only support for us now is the Lord, this center and the people in it.  It is here that we have experienced God's mercy, true love and understanding, and we believe that God will bless the Logos rehabilitation center and provide an opportunity to help more and more people in need.

 

 

 

 

July 2017 UPDATE

 

In May there was another seminar held for Christian Nurses and Volunteers at the Logos center.  The event was sponsored by The Association for Christian Nurses and Volunteers-Welfare organization.  The event had guest lecturers from the Medical academia, Christian Psychologist, local priest, local missionary and local physician with specialty in palliative care.  The teaching sessions were seasoned with theory, practical, thought provoking challenges and finally an opportunity to give back to the community that which was learned.

On the final day of the seminar there was a “family day” at the Logos center in which families from the neighborhood were invited to come and participate in games, laughter, fun, songs and short bible lesson.  The parents were given practical information about health for the family.  All of the participants were happy and expressed gratitude for the time spent together.

JUNE 2016 UPDATE

 

AS A RESULT OF GENEROUS gifts from many people last summer we still have meat in the freezer from last years Poultry Project.(see below) THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!

 

A lot has changed over the last year:

  • The building and infrastructures are finished.

  • Some families have moved on.

  • Many have found jobs.

  • Logos is helping invalids, widows, single moms, orphans and homeless from across Ukraine, but especially in Kotzubinskoe/Kiev region

  • Challenges continue to make the place run smoothly, but people are healing and moving on in life.  

 
WHAT'S NEW AT LOGOS?

 OCTOBER 12, 2015 

 

As we enter our second year of housing internally displaced people (refugees) from Eastern Ukraine, we realize that we cannot rely entirely on the generosity of others for everything.  Therefore, we are raising poultry in the form of ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens. We hope to have eggs and meat for all our residents this fall and winter.

 
 
 
 
A WORD FROM FATHER NICOLAY    

 

"We now have 180 people in our Logos Center, says founder, Father Nicolay.  We have 4 pregnant women who will be delivering their babies soon.  The men are looking for work, and the women are keeping busy. We have English classes for kids, and local parishioners from an American church are coming to play with the kids, too.   We have corporate prayer together each evening.  Many of the people here are believers..."

 

 

COMMENTS FROM OUR RESIDENTS FROM THE EAST

     

About the war zone: "They knew we were believers and were watching our apartment.  They broke in, took nothing but knew that we were for a United Ukraine."

About Logos: "We were so grateful to find a facility where we would not only be safe, but would be cared for by believers who love the Lord."  

All 5 pregnant moms are having boys...the reason according to them:  “We've lost so many men; God is blessing us with replacements for our future."

 

"I came out from Donetsk for a long weekend with my 13-year-old daughter to visit with my oldest daughter who is expecting our first grandchild.  My husband and mom are still in Donetsk.  Shortly after we arrived to Logos, where my daughter and son-in-law are living, they closed the roads.  We can't get home and now my teen daughter has to go to school here.  Thank God we can stay at the Logos Center."  

                   

"I was quite jealous of the freedom I saw in Odessa and Kyiv (Kiev).  If we said anything good about Ukraine or had a flag hanging from our windows, we could be shot.  I'm thankful that we found this place through a friend who arrived a few days before us."

           

 

In May there was another seminar held for Christian Nurses and Volunteers at the Logos center.  The event was sponsored by The Association for Christian Nurses and Volunteers-Welfare organization.  The event had guest lecturers from the Medical academia, Christian Psychologist, local priest, local missionary and local physician with specialty in palliative care.  The teaching sessions were seasoned with theory, practical, thought provoking challenges and finally an opportunity to give back to the community that which was learned.

On the final day of the seminar there was a “family day” at the Logos center in which families from the neighborhood were invited to come and participate in games, laughter, fun, songs and short bible lesson.  The parents were given practical information about health for the family.  All of the participants were happy and expressed gratitude for the time spent together.