A Sign of God’s Care

Pavel and Lyuba sensed God calling them to the Ukrainian village of Uspenovka to start a church, but they didn’t know how He would provide for them and their six children, ages 3 to 16. When they started getting a monthly food parcel from CAM, they knew it was God taking care of them. The… Read more


Recipient from Years Ago Returns to Say Thank You

Adopt-A-Family was Christian Aid Ministries’ first program. It had its beginning in communist Romania when Christian workers secretly traveled throughout the country and gathered contact information of desperately poor Christian families. CAM, then called Christian Aid for Romania, sent parcels of food and other items to these families. Years later, children of recipients are still… Read more


Food Parcels Bless Hardworking Family of 14

Vasile in Ukraine is a hardworking man, trying to fulfill his God-given calling to provide for his family. But the money he makes in construction work doesn’t stretch around to meet all the family’s needs. Besides feeding 14 children, there is clothing to buy, school expenses to cover, and a house to heat during Ukraine’s… Read more



Oleg ekes out a living by herding village cows, taking them to various pastures near his Moldovan village. But life is difficult. He and his wife Tatiana live without many modern conveniences and work hard to care for their eight children, and have very little income. The monthly food parcel they receive from CAM brings… Read more

Families, Children

Assisting Families through a critical time

Imagine not being able to find a job. You go from one business to another but no one is hiring. Factories that once operated during communism are abandoned and decaying or used for storage. Some families in your village run a small food store or a bar, but most live off small pensions from the… Read more

Adopt-A-Family - Ukraine

Adopt-A-Family – Ukraine

Oleksandr and Svitlana Shumskaya live in Turya, a small village in northern Ukraine. They are awaiting the birth of their tenth child. Oleksandr does the best he can to provide for his family, but his wages of $150 (USD) a month doesn’t meet nearly all the family’s needs. Once when Oleksandr and Svitlana were completely out… Read more

Adopt a Family Recipients with food parcel

A Lifeline for Thousands of Families

Adopt-A-Family was CAM’s first humanitarian aid program. It was designed to provide much-needed food for poor and often large Christian families living in communist Romania. Over the years, tens of thousands of families in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Middle East have been blessed with Adopt-A-Family food parcels. It is not uncommon for us to… Read more

Family Responds with Gift of Prayer

Family Responds with Gift of Prayer

Mitica and Rodica Burlacu live in Romania with their twelve children. Mitica, a deacon in the church, had been working at a hardware warehouse, selling construction materials, but when the business closed, he lost his job. Now Mitica works on his farm, growing what he can to provide for his family. The Adopt-A-Family food parcel… Read more