Areas of Ministry
Our children’s ministry consists of i.a. visiting children’s homes, supporting them financially and ministering to street children as well as supporting those who do the same.
Koivisto’s children’s home
Koivisto’s children’s home, the boarding school for orphans and children in need of special education, has become a kind of sponsorship target. We make it our goal to visit the children’s home during each trip. About 85 children are staying at the children’s home. Some of them do not have parents at all and some are from difficult social backgrounds. The staff at the children’s home look very favorably on our visits.
One Way’s teams have also helped in renovating the deteriorating boarding school in addition to evangelization and humanitarian aid. During the spring of 2007, we began a prayer sponsorship program for which we are looking for sponsors who will pray for the child assigned to them and remember them during Christmas and on their birthday with a small present.
At Kallvik’s mansion in Finland, a summer camp was organized during six summers for those orphans at Koivisto’s children’s home who did not have any surviving relatives or acquaintances. While the rest of the children at the boarding school went on holidays to visit their relatives these orphans came to Finland. The camps have been a great blessing and have carried the children and the caretakers a long way. In 2015 however, children’s foreign travels were banned and thus, we had to stop holding the summer camps.