My name is Serge Saponenko. I was born in 1966 in Belarus. From the first minutes of my life I’m suffering from cerebral palsy — my hands and feet do not work, speech is difficult, I can not eat by myself. I studied verbally. In 1988 I’ve turned my life to Jesus Christ. In 1996, I’ve got a computer. First I was trying to press the keys with my nose. Now I’m writing, pressing the keys with a stick attached to the hoop, on my head. I write poetry, hundreds of songs are written on my poems. There are a lot of books with my poetry are published. In 2008, I’ve married Tamara and moved to the United States. In 2011, we had a daughter, Daniella.
I’ve had meetings in many cities, during which my poems and songs have been heard. At these meetings I tell people how the Lord transformed my life and gave me a great purpose. I’ve attended  orphanages, boarding schools and other institutions in my homeland, Belarus.  I saw a great need everywhere and my heart was filled with compassion (who can understand those suffering better than myself). I wanted to help the needy: orphans, people with special needs and others, providing them with the most necessary things. During my first mission trip to Belarus in May of 2017 I personally delivered some small amount of money (about $7,000 donated by Slavic Churches of Sacramento Area).  That was a drop in the basket. So I decided to create this website in order to continue collect donations directly for this cause.
If you want to support my ministry to orphans and people with special needs in the countries of the former USSR, please click on this link, or click on the words «DONATE» below (you will go to the site of the «Connect International» mission, which serves as an intermediary for the funds of my ministry «Empowered by weaknesses»). All donations are tax deductible for US residents.
God bless each of you!