The charity project “Angel’s Christmas Tree” is changing the hearts of children, and also the volunteers!
Andrey Bondarev has been participating in this project for 6 years. This year he shared his story:
“Every year we bring presents through the guardianship and custodianship agency. When we visit children during holidays, we inform the head of the agency in advance, then receive children’s addresses and only after that we go to them to give presents. This year our trip didn’t seem to begin in a good way. Our car broke down and we spent three hours trying to fix it in conditions of our Siberian winter. When we resumed the trip and called the head of the guardianship and custodianship agency, the phone appeared to be turned off. We decided to continue there and were very surprised when the head of the agency came to meet us, though nobody noticed her. She helped us with the addresses and talked to the stepmother of one of the children who was against such visits. She finally agreed to allow us to meet with her stepdaughter! We gave presents to the girl, and told her that her mother remembers and loves her. Nobody could prevent us from saying the words of love to this girl. I have never seen such miracles in six years of this project! One of our purposes is: “and he shall turn the heart of the children to their fathers…” This word came alive in the life of this child so powerfully! Besides, that day we managed to visit 14 more children and for many of them it wasn’t our first visit. They invited their friends knowing that we would come. They said that joy comes together with us. We are grateful to GOD for such an honor to be the participants of the work of GOD.