Name:  Vitaly O

ID #:     TZ01100
Age:     12 

Birth date:  May 19, 2010 
Country: Ukraine
Community:  Ternopil Oblast

Dear Sponsor,

My name is Vitaly. I live in a picturesque town of Ternopi| region called Zalischyky. I am 12 years old. I live with my dear mother. I have a younger sister. It is a pity, but my dad died and cannot see us grow up. I now have a stepfather but it is not the same. Most of my time I spend at home or school. I have a lot of friends at school  I like running and riding my bike. I would like to learn more about a get training in volleyball and tennis.Winter is one of my favorite seasons of the year. In winter I like skiing and sledging.I like Christmas very much. On a Christmas day we go to church, my mother cooks very tasty dishes and we go carolling. My favorite dishes are borsch and potatoes. I also like sweets. I like playing with toy cars.

The church which supports and where the caseworker is from is called evangelical church Gethsemane. I attend it at different festive children programs. Most of all in the church I like singing and listening to Bible stories. I to go to summer camp because I can hear about life of Jesus a lot. My favorite Bible story is about Samson and his great strength. Most of all I like in Jesus that He Ioves children and He is merciful. Most often I ask Jesus for good health and for healing of illness from God.

When I grow up I would like to be a pilot because I like watching the planes in the sky.

Let’s pray together for peace in Ukraine and for all children to be healthy.

Dear sponsor, I am sincerely grateful to you for your desire to help me and my mother.

Sincerely. Vitaly


Caseworker’s Comments:

Thank you very much for your willingness to help Vitaly! The sponsorship program is a great support of Vitaly and his family. Vitaly had right eye surgery in late June 2019. Only one Vitaly’s eye can see now. His younger sister has had heart surgery this year.

The family really appreciates your support. Vitaly has changed and become very responsible. He is a smart boy, though a little shy. He still grieves over the death of his father, whom he loved very much. Despite his grief, the boy goes to school and mixes with his peers well. His mother has started attending the Bible study group more often.

The family worried about the father before and all the people who died at war. There are some changes in the family this year. The stepfather got a permanent job in the city, but the family don’t know what is waiting for them in a future. Vitaly lives with his mother and stepfather. His stepfather takes care of the children. Vitaly has good health as well as the rest of his family. His mother attends the Bible study group always and she brings Vitaly with her. The boy was very impatient and naughty before. But he is more patient now; he can stay calm during the whole group meeting. Vitaly is a very happy and cheerful child.

The boy wants to receive a letter from his Sponsor and to know more information about what he or she likes and if his sponsor likes cars and planes. You can connect with this child thru your sponsorship and writing and sending him simple pictures of cars and planes.  Due to the war everyone lives in fear for their job and for the increasing price of food and utilities. Delivery of food packages give this family family basic food for their home and message of hope and victory in the future.