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A Child in Ukraine Need You

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.

Bible, Gospel of John, Chapter 9, verse 4

Important matters… What my kids talked in the kitchen

The most sincere and earnest discussions take place in the kitchen. I realized this one evening when we baked gingerbread in the kitchen, and the kids started to talk about war. To be honest, I never believed that they thought about it. They were born in peaceful times, and they have only heard about wars at school, in the history lessons.

Of course, the Internet and TV feed thoughts to them. Each child has their own ideas and fears about war.

Tanya’s kids talked long about the situation in Ukraine.

You can read about it here


Warmth’ for givers and receivers


We Can’t Help Knitting

Dozens of kilos of thread have turned to beautiful clothes in the hands of Leena (left) and Anja.
Photo: Hannu Räsänen

Anja Joronen and Leena Koskela have a unique mission: they have knitted nearly 40 beautiful cardigans and pullovers for Ukrainians, plus numerous scarves and socks.

This time an internal refugee family from East Ukraine were receivers of the gifts

We are a family from Luhansk; we fled from the war in 2014, not knowing where, we left everything: my good job, our nice home, our life… We were on our way to nowhere, and we had hardly anything with us. I experienced seven long years of wandering and destitution. When I found myself far away … Read the whole story here


We lost our hearts to children in Ukraine

Ukraine was something new for us when at Christmas 2014 we wanted to see how people manage there in the midst of Crimean occupation and the war in the east. Mirjam and Boas Adolphi introduced us to some families, to Friend’s House, and to the Ukrainian Team. Since then, not one day has passed without remembering all these.

After our second trip to Ukraine, we participated in establishing the Finnish Children’s Embassy according to the model of the Swedish one. Read more