A Day in the Life Part 2
Hi from eastern Europe and from the beautiful city of
The First Step Centre is always a challenging and heartwarming place to visit. The children who attend this program have guardians, but in many cases are not well
cared for, and very few of them receive meals. This program is one of compassion and provides a safe place for hundreds of kids throughout the school year. Each day after school, 26-36 kids have the opportunity to learn, grow, eat, and receive hygiene care such as showers, lice kits
I ended my trip with a final evening hang out with a few Hope House participants as they showed me the city of Odessa and then I was able to thank both Hope House I and Hope House II for being amazing hosts by giving out Canadian gum – something they are always wanting. I guess that Canadian gum has a different taste that they really like!
I wanted to share this picture of Hope House 1 and Hope House 2 residents holding up Canadian Flags that were given to them by Southgate Church who had helped renovate their living room and set up a computer lab for them in May. I love seeing how we all work together and change lives, one person at a time. Opportunity. Dignity. Hope. That is what we are all about!