Ukrainian Family Update

Nina Foris and Matvey Serduik from the Ukraine have found a 'somewhat' normal routine here in the US. Matvey's physical needs are great. Matvey and Nina arrived on Memorial Day from the Ukraine after receiving word that the rare genetic disorder that Matvey has had since birth is seen and treated at a local clinic in Strasburg, The Clinic for Special Children.

Nina, his mother, is his full-time caregiver. He is a special, cheerful boy in spite of his disability.  Nina continues to pray fervently for healing and asks that all believers pray in chorus with her for complete healing for her son.  They will continue to live here in the US for Matvey to receive gene therapy. Currently, Matvey is still undergoing testing to see if he is a candidate for this medical trial.

Nina and Matvey have now been in the US for one year and here is a letter from Nina: 

A year ago we came here to Lancaster. It was a very stressful and scary time for me personally.

All my life my family, my relatives, my friends were around me. I was safe and relaxed, because all the time I knew where to go if I'll need something. And a year ago all my life has changed. I've lost I thought... I didn't expect for anything good... But God gave me and Matvey so much!

He showed me that we can have real family without blood relatives. He showed me that unknown people can love you as your very close friends. He showed that His love can make us as close to each other as we can't even imagine.

Every day I'm thankful for God for Keystone. For people who have such open hearts for His love and kindness. Thankful for Him that His love through Keystone's people help me, as a mom to survive in my Spirit. Because to be honest some days are too hard to go through alone... But when I think what kind of blessing God gave us through Keystone's people I get up and do my mom's job as best as I can.

I hope and believe that God choose Keystone to show His Glory and Love through Matvey's life.

Bless ALL OF YOU. I really need to say, ALL of YOU do amazing work for me and Matvey. Without  your Church I couldn't go through all of this...


Keystone Church is providing rent in order for the family to live in a small home in Lampeter, it is perfect for their needs at this time.  Please consider supporting them by praying and giving to the Ukrainian Family Fund to provide housing for them while they are here in the USA. 


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