Born in Moscow, Russia, in 1990, John (at that time his name was Vanya) was a preemie with cerebral palsy. Abandoned in an orphanage at 18 months, John grew up in a Baby Home with no education and no therapy for his disability. At age 6, he was determined by the experts to be ineducable, a "cretin and an imbecile." John was sent to an internat (more of an asylum in this case) and left to die, drugged for most of the day.
Two mentors of his, one British and one Russian, took on the powerful administration of the orphanage system and, with the help of international media, helped John return to "Baby House 10." Through a miracle of the Lord, a single mom in Bethlehem, PA, answered the call to adopt this boy sight unseen. Once deemed ineducable, John has now graduated high school with honors, and has begun his college career at NorthHampton Community college.
Come hear John's incredibly story of grace, favor, and overcoming insurmountable odds. Bring your families and join John and YouthReach International to provide other kids in Eastern European orphanages opportunities for hope, success, and the saving message of Jesus Christ. Buy tickets now by clicking here...
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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.