Stas is the one guy that will be in Stephen’s Home who did not grow up in the orphanage in Oleshky. We met him after a few guys were moved to Dnepriany. Because he’s a helper and does everything he can to assist, he’s always around. When we implemented a project there in the institution to improve their bathroom conditions, Stas was present and helping every day over the three weeks it took to complete the project.
His sweet nature and desire to be loved spur him on. As he grows in his understanding of who Christ is and asks questions, his own love for others is developing and growing. We pray that Stephen’s Home and the readily available opportunity to attend church will drive him to seek further as he learns to trust the Creator.