8th Annual Free Food and Family Fun from 2 – 6pm in Elmira, NY (held at 390 Warnick Street and surrounding streets are blocked off). This is a Summer WATER event, so please prepare accordingly. Bathrooms are available for changing. There are places to enjoy the festivities, food, and fun, and remain dry.
There are many opportunities to share our love around the world. We will be sharing some of the things that members of Hand in Hand Church are involved in on this page. It is exciting to see the practical ways that love impacts those around us!
Abba’s Joy Making a Difference in Shepetivka, Ukraine
Investing in the Inspiration Centre – Shepetivka, Ukraine
We will be visiting Nina, the Program Coordinator at the Inspiration Centre located in Shepetivka, Ukraine this Spring. We are raising money to help with their mission.
The Inspiration Centre offers spiritual development, educational services, and legal aid in the forms of:
– Classes on educational, vocational, and life skills – Food Basket – teaching their local community to grow, cook and can food – Working Hands Projects – practical projects like chopping firewood, digging wells, fixing furniture, electricity, etc. – Humanitarian Aid – providing clothing, shoes, and furniture for people in need – Orphan’s Ministry – Gypsy Church Services – Family Home Visits – Bible study groups / prayer meetings – VBS
The Inspiration Centre has also been recognized by the local government as a temporary shelter for street children, orphans, and missionaries.
Their vision is to create a world in which children use their God-given gifts to live a life of fulfillment.
Additional Facts About Ukraine
– Russia excluded, Ukraine is the largest country in Europe. – Ukraine has the lowest median wealth per adult in the world. – Ukraine’s national flower is the sunflower!
How I Met Nina I met Nina six years ago on a trip to Ghana, Africa. Together we had the opportunity to speak in schools, visit villages, love on orphans, feed a leper village, etc. The idea for the Inspiration Centre was sparked out of our trip to Ghana and continued with a building being purchased in July of 2016. Renovations are continuing! Thank you for being a part of helping this wonderful community of people in Shepetivka, Ukraine!
“Nevertheless, he took me to another building that he had for sale. When he was opening six classrooms, different ideas came into my mind – we can do WooDecor Club in that room, here we can teach kids the Bible, and this room can be for orphans… When the owner opened the door of the large hall, God gave me a vision of little gypsy kids standing on the stage and singing Christian songs and playing on the bells. Their happy faces broke my heart into little pieces. All I could do was to pray for the development of gypsy ministry.” – Nina (Program Coordinator)