XIII: Ukrainian orphan summercamp 2009

by Bergur Johannesen July. 29, 2009 10270 views

James 1:27:
External religious worship religion as it is expressed in outward acts that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world. (Amplified Bible)

God created these beautiful children, just as he created me and you, out of his abundant love. We're blessed with everything around him. All of creation, except for sin and sinful acts, bring glory to God Almighty.

These children are beautiful creations.

But due to misfortunate lives, they've ended up in orphanages. Being an orphan in Ukraine doesn't necessarily mean your parents are dead, but more likely it means you're an outcast, or your parents weren't suitable parents, either due to drugs, abuse or alcohol.
We went to this camp again this year, to share something, something real. God's infinite love. We had nothing of our own to share, but through us, we pray that these children have seen real love.

Pray for Ukraine.



Pray for Ukraine

The backside of Ukraine










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Virujmiruj 10 years, 9 months ago

these are wonderful...poor Yoshi...(:

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Alexandra Pechabaden 10 years, 10 months ago

THank you for sharing this post. It was difficult to see and reminded me that life can be so painful and difficult; though, I wish each of them and all the orphans in the world to fulfil and find their own self-love; that they can get over this. Life is hard enough when having parents, but when not having any, it must be really extremely difficult.

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Christa 10 years, 10 months ago

Impressive and expressiv set! One shot is more touching than the other! My favourites are 3 and 15, but 4 is genial!!

10 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sara 10 years, 10 months ago

I love all shots, very expressive!

10 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sami 10 years, 10 months ago

those are lovely portraitures..very well done

10 years, 10 months ago Edited
Joakim Bergquist 10 years, 10 months ago

Amazing portraits there! With a whole lot of feelings captured. well done.

10 years, 10 months ago Edited
Julia Gotz 10 years, 10 months ago

touching and moving portraits. you capture a lot about these young lives.

10 years, 10 months ago Edited
Carole Gledhill 10 years, 10 months ago

lovely portraits every one of them. I hope they get to be who they really are as adults I hope that the love you brought to them will leave a mark . sometimes it's all it takes. A moment of being seen. I have a woman i love from my childhood. She was my Aunts best friend. Her name is Cora. She's beautiful and she simply loved me exactly as I was and that made such a difference to my life. I hardly ever saw her. A few weeks in the summer . . but it stayed with me all year and beyond.
Thank you for reminding me.

10 years, 10 months ago Edited
Kristian Busch 10 years, 10 months ago

beautiful captures.. I'll pray for them..

10 years, 10 months ago Edited
Rodrigo 10 years, 10 months ago

amazing work, as always ..

10 years, 10 months ago Edited
Hertha 10 years, 10 months ago

Sjeikurin miiiikli, Ivan! :*

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