Bilder från resan till Lettland och Vitryssland / Photos from the journey to Latvia and Belarus.

P1050661Tillbaka i Sverige igen.
Tomas och Eva är tillbaka i Sverige igen efter en fantastisk resa till Lettland och Vitryssland. Nedan kan du se bilder från resan där Tomas och Eva besökte Edwins Fonds fadderbarn i Lettland och Vitryssland. Dessutom skor till Frälsningsarmén i Riga. Du kanske funderar på vad det är för säckar som står vid björkarna. På våren tappar man “björkjuice” som anses som mycket hälsosamt att dricka.
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Back to Sweden again.
Tomas and Eva is back to Sweden after a fantastic trip to Latvia and Belarus. Below you can see pictures from the trip where Tomas and Eva visited Edwin’s Fond sponsored children in Latvia and Belarus. They also brought shoes to the Salvation Army in Riga  You might be wondering what kind of bags standing at the birches. In spring, people take “birch juice” from the trees which is considered as very healthy to drink.
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Tomas och Eva reser till Lettland och Vitryssland / Tomas and Eva are traveling to Latvia and Belarus.

P1070536Lettland och Vitryssland. 28/3 – 5/4.
I år är det 25 år sedan Eva och Tomas började att resa med hjälp till familjer och organisationer i f.d Sovjetunionen. Färden går denna gång med bil till Stockholm och sedan färja till Riga i Lettland. Med i lasten kommer att finnas skor till Frälsningsarmén i Riga. Färden går sedan vidare genom Litauen och in i Vitryssland där Eva och Tomas kommer att besöka Edwins Fonds fadderbarn i staden Baranovichi med om-givningar. På bilden ser du Eva och Tomas tillsammans med Alexandra och Dmitry Dudko (Downs syndrom) som bor i den lilla
byn Kroshin utanför Baranovichi.
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Latvia and Belarus. 28/3 – 5/4.
This year marks 25 years since Tomas and Eva began to travel with humanitarian aid to families and organizations in the former Soviet Union. The journey this time goes by car to Stockholm and then ferry to Riga in Latvia. The car will be loaded among others  with shoes to Salvation Army in Riga. The journey then goes through Lithuania and into Belarus, where Eva and Tomas will visit Edwin’s Fond sponsored children in the town of Baranovichi and the surrounding area. The picture shows Eva and Tomas, together with Alexandra and Dmitry Dudko (Downs syndrome) who lives in the small village  Kroshin outside Baranovichi.
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Konferens i Ukraina/Conference in Ukraine. 23-25 October 2015.

P1050080Edwins Fonds besök i Rivne, Ukraina.
Nedan kan du se bilder från Edwins Fonds mini-konferens för barn med funktionsnedsättning i staden Rivne (Rovno), Ukraina, 23-25 oktober 2015. Ett
stort tack till dr. Zorjana Vuiv med team som hade arrangerat allt på bästa sätt. Deltagare från Sverige var Carina Johansson, Gun Ström, Tomas och Eva Ström.

Edwin´s Fond visit to Rivne, Ukraine.
Below you can see photos from Edwin´s Fond mini-conference for children with disabilities in the city of Rivne (Rovno), Ukraine, 23-25 October 2015. A big thanks to Dr. Zorjana Vuiv with team that arranged everything in the best way. Participants from Sweden,
………………………………………………… Carina Johansson, Gun Ström, Tomas and Eva Ström.


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Edwins Fonds “Christmas Celebration”, 2015.

P1050336En underbar kväll med mycket glädje.
En fantastisk kväll med underbar julmusik och generösa människor. Resultatet av konserten blev över 24.000:- till Edwins Fonds arbete bland handikappade barn i f.d Sovjetunionen. Ett alldeles speciellt tack till alla er som frivilligt ställde upp och gjorde denna kväll så fin.
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A wonderful evening with great joy.
A fantastic evening with wonderful Christmas music and generous people. The result of the concert was over 2 400 EUR to Edwin´s Fond´s work among disabled children in the former Soviet Union. A very special thanks to all those who voluntarily stood up and made this evening so fine.

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Cykla till Vitryssland / Cycling to Belarus / September 2015

P1130855Tomas Ström har cyklat från Sverige till Vitryssland.
Tomas har haft en dröm att cykla till Vitryssland som nu är förverkligad. Det var en stor utmaning och ett av de stora målen var att få korsa den Litauisk/Vitryska gränsen med cykel. Tomas startade från Sverige den 30 augusti och anlände till slutmålet i staden Baranovichi i Vitryssland fredagen den 4 september på eftermiddagen.
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Cyklingen tillägnade Tomas sin handikappade vän Gena Shimchyk som varit på barnhem och vårdinrättningar sedan han var ca 2 år gammal. Vädret var mycket skiftande med oerhörd värme, stark blåst, åska och regn. Den längsta dagsetappen var 135 km. Den varmaste dagen var det 37 grader Celsius och den lägsta temperaturen var en morgon endast 3 grader Celcius. Tomas genomförde cyklingen helt på egen hand.
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Tomas Ström has cycled from Sweden to Belarus.
Tomas had a dream to bike to Belarus, which is now completed. It was a big challenge and the major event was to cross the Lithuanian/Belarusian border by bicycle. He started from Sweden, 30 August and arrived to the city of Baranovichi in Belarus Friday September 4 in the afternoon. Tomas dedicated the cycling to his disabled friend Gena Shimchyk who has been in orphanages and medical clinics since he was about 2 years old. The weather was very diverse, with great heat, strong winds, thunder and rain. The longest day’s stage was 135 kilometers. The maximum temperature was one day 37 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature was one morning only 3 degrees Celsius. Tomas accomplished the cycling alone.
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Edwins besök i Bulgarien/Edwin`s visit to Bulgaria

P1040673-002Nedan kan du se bilder från Edwins och farfar Tomas resa till Bulgarien i augusti 2015. I den lilla staden Nedelino i södra Bulgarien hade de en fest på ett värdshus för de familjer som får hjälp genom Edwins Fond.

Below you can see photos from Edwin and grandfather Tomas journey to Bulgaria in August 2015. In the small town of Nedelino in southern Bulgaria, they had a party at an inn for the families who receive support through Edwin’s Fond.

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Edwin reser till Bulgarien/Edwin traveling to Bulgaria.

P1020419-001Edwins tredje resa med sin egen hjälporganisation “Edwins Fond”.
Den 4 augusti reser Edwin tillsammans med farfar Tomas till Bulgarien. De kommer bl.a att besöka den lilla staden Nedelino som ligger i södra Bulgarien alldeles på gränsen till Grekland. Där ger Edwins Fond bidrag till fem familjer med handikappade barn. Detta är Edwins tredje resa med sin egen hjälporganisation. Tidigare har han varit i Moldavien och Bulgarien. Det är speciellt uppskattat när Edwin är med på en resa.

Edwin’s third trip with his own aid organization, ”Edwins Fond”.
On 4 August travels Edwin together with his grandfather Tomas to Bulgaria. They will among others visit the small town of Nedelino located in southern Bulgaria close to the border of Greece. There, give Edwins Fond support to five families with disabled children. This is Edwin’s third trip with his own aid organization. Previously he has been in Moldova and Bulgaria. It is particularly appreciated when Edwin makes a visit.

 

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A book about Tomas and Eva Ströms mission in the former Soviet Union.

Framsida bok“TO WIN WITHOUT FIRING A SINGLE SHOT”
A book by Igor Bochkar from Ukraine about Tomas and Eva Ströms mission in five former Soviet countries for more than twenty years. Co-authors are people whose lives have been totally transformed through the contact with Tomas and Eva.

THE WAR IN THE EASTERN UKRAINE.
The book has now begun to be distributed free to the combatants in eastern Ukraine and even to the people who live in these areas. Maybe it can give a hope in a difficult time, and teach people to love even their enemies with Jesus as a model.

INTERESTED IN THE BOOK?
If you are interested in reading the book, please contact the author Igor Bochkar,
Ruska Polyana, Cherkasy, Ukraine.
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E-mail        iyakt5@ukr.net

Baksida bok

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Visit to Moldova. May 28th to June 2nd, 2015.

P1040439Visit to Moldova.
Tomas Ström visited Edwins Fond godchildren in Moldova in late May and early June.

Moldova counts as Europe’s poorest country and it will clearly be in many areas. Especially in rural areas where people live in poverty. Many children are left alone with their grandparents while their parents are working abroad.

In the picture next to see Inessa Tentiuc with mother Tanja. The pictures below are from an outing with the community ‘My child – My blessing. ”

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Wow, what a wonderful party in Belarus!

                       “Hej Kompis – Hello Buddy – Привет Друг”

IMG_1384-002Edwin´s Fonds party for the sponsored children in the city of Baranovichi and surroundings on Saturday 14th March was so entertaining and enjoyable as it almost only can be in a dream. Julia and Alexander Rusakevich who were responsible for the party had indeed succeeded in everything. They both are truly a gift of God to Edwin´s Fond. The stage was draped in a beautiful yellow fabric and with a great shining sun that said “Hello Buddy” in both Swedish and Russian.
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Dancing girls, poems, music, tasty food and gifts.

Tanya and Svetlana, two girls with Downs syndrome entertained with both Japanese and Belarusian dances. They were beautiful in their fine suits. Nikita Bogrii read poems and a musical groupe sang beautiful Christian songs. When the entertainment was over we ate a meal together. All children received a giftbox, a book about Edwin´s Fond and a bag of fruit, lemonade and sweets to take home.

Photos and TV-recording. 
During the party was taken many photos and you can see some of them in the image gallery below. On the first photo you see the beautiful church where we had the party.
The local TV station did a report about the party to be broadcast on Down Syndrome Day on 21 March. Link below. We are greatful to everyone who helped us make the party so nice.
Tomas and Eva Ström                 
Edwins Fond – Sweden

https://yadi.sk/i/WGfgRs8IfYTYo    (Link to the TV-reportage)

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If you would you like to buy the book (only in Russian) about Tomas and Eva Ström
and Edwin’s Fond? Please contact Igor Bochkar on e-mail:
iyakt5@ukr.net

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