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  • New Life Out of Ashes

    Addicted to drugs and alcohol, ashes were all Michael Kozhuhar had left in his life when he entered the New Life Rehabilitation Center in 2012. Today, however, Michael is the director of the center!

    Michael’s life showed much promise when he graduated from the top law university in Ukraine and became a prosecutor in Kiev....

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  • STAFF: HELLO AND GOODBYE

    As Samaritan Ministries in Ukraine continues to change, grow and expand, we say hello and goodbye to three staff members: – Katiya Lavrenchuk , Zoya Kosareva, and Dequan Zhu.

    Katiya Lavrenchuk is a familiar face at SMU because, as a teen, she attended SMU youth camps and classes. (Three years ago, we featured...

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  • Sharing God’s Gifts

    “Cleaning out the gutters of Vira’s house meant a lot to us,” shared two teenage boys. “It showed us that even as students, we have the ability to share the gifts we have with others. It’s a way to show love and respect.”

    Over the Christmas break, SMU held a winter camp for teens called...

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  • HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

    In November 2017, Ganna Zabrodskya, a 90-year-old widow living in the Widow’s House in Pulin, went home to the Lord for Christmas. Gathered around her were her friends – the other widows, the pastor she loved, young people from a local church who had regularly visited, and many others.
    In her last months, days,...

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  • CHANGE YOUR QUESTION, CHANGE YOUR LIFE

    As a Life and Leadership Coach, I was excited to be conducting seminars in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. Coaching is a new concept to Ukraine, but although few had ever worked with a coach, businessmen and women, as well as ministry leaders, were eager to learn.

    But that’s not the only reason I’m excited to be...

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