Gift of Life (GoL) gives people without access to healthcare in Ukraine, balm and healing, in the name of Jesus. We help children without dental care to have it, give them toothbrushes and toothpaste and lessons in how to use them. We give women in crisis hope and help and counseling and clothing. We want to show you the results which you have financed and to answer your questions. That’s why our new website (giftoflife.org.ua/us) is available to you.
The HOME page starts with GoL’s statement of purpose. You can see that we do all this in the name of your beliefs, exercising your compassion and your Christian charity. If you spend some time studying the site, you will see that we are thinking of ways to advance the Gospel and gather a harvest of souls into a church that cares about them. “Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Gal 6:9-10). You’ll see a section, God’s Word, featuring GoL’s approach to Gospel outreach. We have Christian literature available and a series of Bible lesson booklets that have been translated into Ukrainian. You can also read about the medical and dental clinics, Pro-Life work and material aid.
The ABOUT page outlines GoL’s long and colorful history. Read how it began and has since expanded and view pictures from the past. ABOUT additionally has information concerning GoL partners and our contacts. The NEWS page centers on recent Thoughts of Faith (ToF) newsletters that were published. If you remember a particular article and want to refer to it quickly, they are found here with the pictures. The GALLERY page comprises dozens of photos of people who have been helped through the clinics, life centers and material aid. Donors will see results of their generosity, not just photos of the needy. This leads you to the fifth and final page, DONATE, for those who would like to donate (and those who have) with information here on how to do so online. ToF envelopes will still be available in newsletters, cards and thank you’s. There is also a guide for shipping of material aid. We thank you, our donors!
The new GoL website is mostly information that has been available; however, it is now organized in one place. A website with its pages and links, photos and news, is now what defines an organization, product or place. It adds information with details and “brings the thing to life.”
At Easter, we celebrate the most important “bringing things to life.” The birth, perfect life and death of Jesus Christ would have no meaning if not for Easter, because what good is a dead shepherd? At the empty tomb, humankind, by the grace of God, finds the free gift of salvation, forgiveness of sins and eternal life. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a miracle of generosity.
Nicholas and Kerry Laper, Gift of Life – Ukraine