We are, Ruslan and Archana Tkachuk. Ruslan is a native Ukrainian and Archana is Indian, but was born and raised in the United States. We met each other while I, Archana, was on a mission trip with my church in 2000. Four years later we were married and felt the Lord calling us to:
“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world”
~ James 1:27
We welcomed 10 children from orphanages into our family on our wedding day as our bridesmaids and groomsmen! And currently have 9 children, 7 from orphanages and two biological. We continue to work with orphanages, families and churches to further the kingdom.
We have seen the Lord bless us beyond measure in so many ways over the years that we wanted to be a blessing to others in the same way as He has blessed us. We want to always be a vessel for the Lord to accomplish His work and thus was born, Raising Hope Ukraine.
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” ~Luke 12:48