Name:  Yulian
ID #: UKR-TN-01043
Age: 9

Birth date: August 25, 2011 
Country: Ukraine
Community:  Ternopil (TN)

Dear sponsor!
My name is Yulian and I am nine years old. I live in Ternopil city, which is in the west of Ukraine. I have a big family: my mum, grandma, three brothers, and six sisters. My father does not live with us and has another family. I hardly ever see him because he lives far away. Sometimes I talk with him on the phone. My mother works at home: she makes Christmas toys for kids. Our family is special because of the fact that there are three pairs of twins in our family, and I am one of them. I have a best friend whose name is Khani. We play games outdoors and attend Bible lessons at church together. He is a good friend. He is cheerful and kind and he likes helping others. We like playing games where we have to run a lot. Our whole family celebrates Christmas at home together. Our cousins and their parents often visit us. When I have a school break, I walk with my friends a lot and enjoy riding a bicycle. In summer, my mum takes us to our grandparents. I am in the third grade and get to school on foot because it is near the place where I live. My classes usually finish at 1:30 pm. After school, I attend a design and technology class. I like school because it is interesting there but we are not allowed to run in the corridors, which I don’t like. There are a lot of interesting subjects at school and my favorite ones are math, manual trade, and English. Besides, I like taking part in school plays. I am growing up, so I love having a good and substantial meal. My mum and grandma cook homemade dishes for us. I often eat soup, porridge, pasta, and salad. I also like fruit, sweets, and meat. I hardly ever have free time because I always have something to do or some games to play. When I have free time, I spend it with my younger sisters. I do not know for sure yet what I want to do in the future. I am interested in learning something new and carrying out different experiments (Science).

My family and I are deeply grateful to you for taking care of me. We are also grateful to God for getting us acquainted with good people.

I would like to communicate with you. It is interesting for me to know your name, where you live, and what you do. I have very many questions, so let us be friends and communicate with each other. I am looking forward to hearing back from you.

Your new friend,
Yulian

Case-worker’s comments 2020
Yulian is a very active and charismatic boy. He finds it interesting to learn foreign languages and listen to stories about the past. Yulian is also sociable and friendly. He always has a lot of people around and shows his leadership qualities. In his free time, he enjoys making things with his hands and then giving them to his nearest and dearest sibling or friend as a present. Yulian has a big and friendly family. He lives with his mother, grandma, and  9 siblings. His father lives separately because he has another family and he does not keep in touch with his kids. However, his parents communicate with their grandchildren.   Visits do not happen very often because the grandparents live in another part of Ukraine. The family members spend a lot of time together and the kids help their mum and grandma with the housework. The mother works but her job is not stable. The father does not support the children in any financial way. Although the family gets a social benefit, it does not cover all the expenses they have. So, very often by the end of the month, they lack money even to buy groceries. They live quite modestly and try to economize on groceries and the kids wear second-hand clothes. The family lives in a four-bedroom apartment. Yulian and his three brothers share one room and his six sisters share another one. The mother and her mother have their own rooms. This large and unique family works together to get thru these difficult times.

Sponsorship of Yulian will help them to have enough food for all 10 of the growing children. They all attend church, Sunday school, and church events together and hope to do so again.

To sponsor a twin is special and to sponsor a twin who has two other sets of twins is a miracle that God gave this family. By being a sponsor you will be on a journey to see this family grow up and become self-sufficient.

Let us know if you would like to “Twin” your sponsorship from $35 to $70 per month!