Special Needs

Christmas Means Warm Classrooms and Dental Visits

November 2018 Newsletter: 

The Hearts Of Love Story – About 13 years ago, a small group of mothers, each with a handicapped child, gathered to discover how they could support each other. Lena Yuschenko, the leader of the group, took the train to Kiev… Read More...

Keeping Them Together As A Family

October 2018 Newsletter: A village in Western Ukraine – Natalia and Vasyl Danilchenko both come from strong Christian families. Their tradition in western Ukraine is to work hard, worship God, and if God gives you lots of children, then you will be blessed. Today… Read More...

2019 Ukraine Konotop Mission Trip

Hearts of Love” Special Needs Centre

The Konotop Trip has been such a special trip for us here at Mercy Projects. For the past few years MP UK has been sending teams to work with special needs children at the “Hearts of Love” centre in… Read More...

Don’t Be Afraid-Do What Is On Your Heart

Ruslan feeds the many goats on their small farm.

August 2018 Newsletter: “When God talks to your heart,” Ruslan said, “things happen. He puts something on your heart and then He does it. So, just do what you have on your heart and walk… Read More...

Video: Valeria’s Story

Konotop, Ukraine: Valeria was born healthy but by kindergarten she had extreme anxiety. She was an active child but would refuse to communicate with other kids.

Her mother Vita brought her to “Hearts of Love” Center in Konotop, Ukraine where she has opened up and… Read More...

Video: Sasha’s Story

Sasha’s mother brought him to the “Hearts of Love” Centre in Konotop, Ukraine where he received love and support like nowhere else. Doctors said he wouldn’t talk or progress but the centre has been a life line for his family! Watch this touching story of… Read More...

Hearts of Love: A Decade of Transforming Lives

June 2018 Newsletter: By Pete Wooding, Mercy Projects UK

Little Sasha learns to tie shoes. This type of practice is part of his customized treatment. Love and prayer are included as well.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since we sent our… Read More...

Hearts of Love Kids Visit UK

Recently we had the opportunity to take ten children (six boys and four girls) from the Hearts of Love Centre had the chance of a lifetime to travel to the United Kingdom. Hearts of Love is a long-time Mercy Projects supported special needs centre in… Read More...

4 Year Old Miracle

Masha Is Our 4-Year-Old Miracle

There is a wonderful but ordinary building with a gate in front on a dirt road in northeastern Ukraine. A town near the Russian border called Konotop is the home to this building called the Hearts of Love Centre.

Faith… Read More...

A Peach, An Egg, and A Summer Camp

When I arrived at my first ever Mercy Projects summer camp, I remember feeling completely overwhelmed. How would I be able to overcome the cultural, age and language barriers to really make a difference in the lives of these precious Ukrainian children?

A few short… Read More...