TRAGIC EVENT EIGHTY FIVE YEARS AGO HELPED BRING TOMORROW CLUBS TO A REMOTE RUSSIAN ISLAND

Between 1932 and 1933, 8 to 10 million Ukrainians were starved to death in an event called the “Holodomor” or death by starving. Many say that the “Holodomor” was caused by Stalin and the Communist regime, who deliberately targeted Ukrainians, depriving them of food because of their nationalist views and their opposition to the communist…

WITHOUT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, NO CHURCH FOR ARMENIAN CHURCH PLANTER

Not long ago, it was hard to imagine that the Republic of Armenia would become a new frontier for Tomorrow Clubs. Then, one year ago, our very first English camp in the country was run by a group of Americans. It was successful launch, and soon after 15 Tomorrow Clubs were begun throughout Armenia. This…

TOMORROW CLUBS ENGLISH CAMP SPARKS REVIVAL IN A SMALL MOLDOVAN VILLAGE

An English camp held in the town of Step Sochi was an event that proved meaningful to the entire local community. Step Sochi is a village of about 2,000 residents, whose economy is based primarily on agriculture. Most people work at several large farms, while some grow grapes. The town is located along one of…

MY NAME IS WRITTEN IN HIS BOOK OF LIFE

More than 25 Tomorrow Clubs operate in Ukrainian orphanages. Some of the children in these orphanages don’t have parents, but the majority have been removed from their homes because of abandonment, alcoholism, drug abuse, or imprisonment of their parents. Olena, pictured above with one of the Tomorrow Club leaders, is one of about 200 children…

ROMA KIDS FIND HOPE IN A TOMORROW CLUBS CAMP

One’s first impression when entering a Roma community is shock at the poor living conditions. Shelters seem to be constructed of anything readily at hand, and multiple families with children may share a single room. Most of the people do not read or write well. The vast majority are unemployed. With little food, one wonders…

A FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS

For many years, Tomorrow Clubs have worked in orphanages across Ukraine and Russia. In past newsletters, you may have read some of the stories of these children. Despite some improvement in the government child welfare systems, there are still hundreds of thousands of children living in orphanages. These children either have no parents, or their…

FADING CHURCH IN HUNGARY REVIVED BY NEW TOMORROW CLUB

The little city of Békés, Hungary, is similar to many other small towns in eastern Europe. High crime rates, alcoholism, poverty and unemployment contribute to discouragement and despair in much of the population. The widespread social and economic issues are huge stressors for families, and as a result many children are living in single-parent households.…

A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR ROMA KIDS THROUGH TOMORROW CLUBS

In Eastern Europe, the Roma people (formerly called Gypsies, a term now considered disrespectful) are often treated as outcasts. They are typically stereotyped as fortunetellers, thieves and beggars. Historically, they have been forced into slavery, denied housing, employment, healthcare, education, and have been targets of discriminatory laws. Under Nazi Germany, Roma people were interred and…