Monday, 28 November 2016

YWAM Vinnitsa: Fire at Transition Home

For those not on Facebook, this is a post from YWAM Vinnitsa about the recent fire at Transition Home and a vision for rebuilding the house:



On the night of Thursday, November 17th, an accidental fire broke out at our transition home for girls here in Vinnitsa. The fire damage spread across all three floors of the home, calling for major renovations. The good news is that the family living in the home was evacuated, unharmed by the fire. Praise God! The three girls living in the transition home: Miraslava, Viktoria, and Svetlana are temporarily living with a family from the YWAM Vinnitsa community. The house parents from the transition home, Josh and Nina Cleaver, and their two children, Joni and Zeb, are staying at a hotel for now.
The girls transition home is a blessing from God, and it allows our staff here at YWAM Vinnitsa to directly impact the lives of the girls living there through daily life on life relationship, imparting practical skills and spiritual nourishment. Since Svetlana moved into the home, and then Miraslava and Viktoria this past August, God is allowing our orphan care ministry to see the fruit of our labor in the lives of these girls. We thank God for preserving the structure of the transition home, and we now believe that He is calling us not just to repair the home, but to expand our vision by rebuilding it more efficiently, and by extending the property to raise up a third building. (The second building is the transition home for boys, which stands adjacent to the girls home).
In this challenging time of transition for us all, our team is united in prayer, and remains strong in our faith that God will provide the finances and the expertise needed to achieve this new vision. During the rebuilding phase, we aim to construct in a way that is energy efficient, and thereby cost effective in the long-term by upgrading to a hybrid heating system fueled by wood, and gas when needed. As well, in the basement, we hope to create an additional bedroom, and we want to relocate the laundry room on this level too, allowing us to increase our capacity to welcome more teens who are transitioning out of the care of the orphanages with which we have relationships.
We invite you to consider partnering financially with our orphan care ministry to fulfill this vision. Once we have a final estimate on the cost of renovations, we will post details on how to give. Until then, please pray over this need, and how you can be involved.
From the YWAM Vinnitsa family, we thank you and God bless!

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