“Our time was blessed, the people we know at the Christian Children’s Center where we stayed made us feel at home and I’m sure blessed us way beyond what we could have possibly blessed them.” Shannon reported. “Through the network of friends we’ve made in the past couple years, we were blessed by the opportunity to meet with a wonderful Christian man, Mr. Kuleba, who is the head of all Children’s Services in Kiev. He’s a very busy man, so the woman who directs the Center where we stayed told us it was a miracle that he had time in his schedule for us, and we’re thankful to God for this open door.
This man welcomed us into his office, and he was very interested to hear what Project HOPEFUL is doing in the States, Canada and Australia to educate families and to help find homes for little ones with HIV and other special needs. I felt very humbled by the opportunity to be representing this amazing organization to Mr. Kuleba, and he was so gracious in hearing our request to make contacts with an orphanage which houses children in his city who are living with HIV.”
Not all of the children they met are HIV+, but some in the group are, and all have various health needs, as Shannon understands it.