On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl accident, one of the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, left Belarus devastated. The food, land, and air were contaminated. The incidences of cancer among the young began to rise as thousands of children were exposed to dangerous toxins.
Today, many Belarusian children struggle for their lives as they battle cancer. The financial and emotional support they receive is minimal. Parents often sell everything they own—their apartments and personal belongings—in order to pay for the best possible care for their children. Once the treatment is over many are left with nothing. Their resources are exhausted and many families are torn apart.
Touched by the need of the children suffering with cancer and the dire circumstances these families face, our hearts ached. We knew God was calling us to do something to help. In 2004, Reach Initiative started to organize visits to the Pediatric Oncology Hospital in Minsk to bring the hope and love of Yeshua.
What We Do
Through the generous support of our partners we have been able to help build a playground for these young children. We have also provided humanitarian assistance for parents (including food, clothing, and personal care items). We supply crafts and entertainment for the children, clowns, skits even a sleigh ride for the New Year!
You Can Help These Children and Their Families
Children fighting cancer need our love and support to find the strength to battle for their lives. We believe we have a mandate from the Lord to bring His hope and practical help to them.
How You Can Help
PRAY for these precious children and their families that are suffering so much. Also, please pray that the Lord would continue to give us open doors. That he would touch these children and their families with His love. That they would experience His goodness and healing power.
GIVE generously to provide help and hope to children and their families battling cancer.