I told you I would be writing a little bit about some our staff members, to help you get to know our workers. It is our goal for every staff member at God’s Hidden Treasures to get to be involved with ministry in some form or another. We have 16 Ukrainian staff members, so where do I begin? I’ve been known to think with my stomach so how about starting with the one who feeds us!!
This is our cook, Olya!!
Along with cooking lunch everyday for the staff and keeping the office clean, she visits the orphanages every week with me. If you want to see first hand how great she is with the kids, then simply watch the following video 🙂
If you’re still not convinced, here is further proof, the kids love her.
Olya, definitely has the gift of cooking, here she is making some delicious potatoes and pork for us today…
but she has many other talents as well. She is a phenomenal actress, and helps with all the dramas we do at the orphanage, picnic, Christmas parties and more.
Here she is with the cast of our Christmas play about the birth of Jesus. On Tuesdays we go to visit the children’s orphanage, where we spend time with kids born with HIV, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other children with severe illnesses. She brings such joy and encouragement to every child she visits.
Not only children, but every winter she is one our Snegurochkas (the granddaughter of Father Frost, the Ukrainian Santa Clause who visits homes and brings presents New Year’s Eve) She visits many elderly people every Christmas and New Year’s with Father Frost to bring gifts, food packages, prayer, and lots of joy. Many times those we visit our left with tears of joy that they received such a visit.
Finally, here is Olya with her husband and daughter. They go to one of the local churches in the village of Fursy where our office is located. Please pray for her and her family, and for the ministry she does with God’s Hidden Treasures. It is a blessing to have her on our staff.