The Little Mom crisis center
The Little Mom project celebrated its 10th anniversary in June 2021. My husband and I have been in the drug and alcohol rehabilitation ministry for 12 years. The woman and her 4-year-old daughter were homeless and lived in an abandoned car in the cemetery. Unfortunately, the woman’s diagnoses did not give her a chance for life. I made this promise to myself, to her and to God
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It’s a pity, but that meeting was our last meeting with her on this earth. I am very grateful to God that at that moment she had already accepted the Lord as her Savior! The child was left an orphan. The question of a new family for him was acute. I tried as best I could, trying to find a new family for the girl, but she did not fit into the families that I knew, I remember one day the baby came up to me and asked me to take her to my home. My husband and I took her for the weekend, but we could not part with her. And now for almost ten years she has been our middle daughter. The Little Mom project includes two centers: a crisis center for women with children and an adaptation center (This is the second stage after the crisis center, it gives an opportunity to try to live independently). Our ministry is aimed at preserving the biological family and helping women with children who find themselves in difficult life circumstances: these are victims of domestic violence; women with children who do not have a home or do not have normal living conditions in their homes; displaced persons with children; boarding school graduates with children; women with any kind of addiction. They have the opportunity to live in our centers, and also receive ‘all kinds of social support from us.
Almost everyone who turns to us for help has never crossed the threshold of the church before; and we have a unique opportunity to preach the gospel to them by deeds and words. All of them become parishioners of our church and give their lives to God. We believe that it is impossible to change without God’s touch and renewal of our values. The centers host Bible seminars, daily prayers, sermons, interesting master classes and events for mothers with children. During this time, we have provided assistance to more than 550 women and 500 children. 18 children were returned to their mothers from boarding schools.
Now there are 8 women and 15 children in “Little Mom”. For a year now, our ministry has been very actively supported by the IMOSE mission. Thanks to the mission and its partners, we have the opportunity to provide three meals a day for mothers and children of our center. And we also had the opportunity to start serious construction work in our crisis center. Only thanks to partners and a mission, very necessary household appliances appeared in our center: a refrigerator, a washing machine, a projector, as well as a children’s trampoline. We thank everyone who donates and supports the work of the IMOSE mission, everyone who serves in this mission. All of you are a great blessing to so many people. God through you is doing a unique work on this earth; And the lives of many people are changing beyond recognition. It is a great honor to be part of such a large and important project.