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  • SMU FINDS A NEW HOME

    Good news! We have just finalized the purchase of a modern two-story building which will serve as our new SMU home.

    The building is strategically located in the Zhitomir downtown area near the university. It is on the main bus line, and as an added bonus, within walking distance of Alex and Vika’s home....

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  • JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN

    Random and periodic sharing of photos taken by our Samaritan staff depicting various aspects of our work.

    Kris and Clarke Stoesz, 2003, with newly adopted children, Rhaya and Luke (two youngest children on right).

    Kris and Clarke Stoesz have a great love for orphans and children who live in dismal and hopeless situations. In...

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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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