How We Began
In 1999 when True Hope’s founder and director, Max Fetisov, met an orphan for the first time at the age of 11, he never imagined the number of lives that would be impacted in the future. He had heard the warnings from others about orphans, that they were untrustworthy, liars and thieves, but Vera didn’t seem that way. She seemed like a normal girl his age.
To see his new friend, he soon began visiting her orphanage where he discovered hundreds of other kids just like her, all desperately longing for love and acceptance. Each week he returned to visit and share hope through the Bible lessons he was learning at church. He soon began bringing friends along with him and the heart of True Hope was birthed.
As True Hope volunteers followed the lives of the orphans with whom they built relationships, the ministry expanded to reach and encourage them in every stage and sphere of life. Based in the city of Krivoy Rog, today True Hope has dozens of volunteers all over Ukraine who are bringing hope to the lost and hurting, one by one.
Where We Minister
True Hope Ministries, as a whole, has a surprisingly large sphere of influence. Our minsters are partnering with God in spreading His Kingdom all over our city. You can see all the locations we regularly serve below.