ABRO -- American Belarussian Relief Organization
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear accident in history occurred in the Soviet Ukraine. The radiation released from the resulting explosion and fire—more than 40 times than at Hiroshima — spread widely and rapidly. No area received more fallout than the small, Eastern European country of Belarus. While Chernobyl has long since disappeared from headlines and newscasts, it is more than a historical footnote. Its effects continue to be recorded in the lives and bodies of the children of Belarus.
What if a “mission trip” could happen in your own home?
What if a needy child showed up literally on your doorstep, longing to learn about Jesus and see His love lived out in your family and in your church community?
The American Belarussian Relief Organization (ABRO) exists to see that children living in areas contaminated with radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident are assisted in finding a quality of life and hope in the future.
It seeks to do so in the following ways:
Go to www.abro.org for more info.
In 2006, six families from New Hope Presbyterian Church in Frederick opened their lives and homes to five children and an adult chaperone. By 2012, New Hope has worked with the Frederick Church of the Brethren to bring several more children to the Frederick area. There are opportunities for other families and churches to become involved in this wonderful ministry. Application deadlines to host a child are in February. Contact the church secretary for more information: email@example.com.
But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 19:14