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OUR VISION

Develop self-sustaining missions that transform orphans into Godly leaders, businessmen, educators, and mountain movers while Learning To Love God, themselves, and others.

Transforming orphans into Godly leaders is a huge vision.  It takes a dedicated person, family, team, village, or even an Army of God working together to make the vision manifest.  The LTL Foundation’s initial outreach to orphans comes in the form of short- and long-term missions. Secondly, we are developing Clear Shift Programs that will disciple orphans to help them on their way to restoration.  We also will help them develop practical business and life skills that will enable them to be a productive part of their culture. 

Our Vision

OUR mission

We establish loving and creative environments to transform the Body, Soul, and Spirit of
orphans so that they become empowered Sons and Daughters of God.

Our Mission
CLear shift programs

Inspired by God to take action we want to do more than just go to a foreign country and hangout with orphans.  Where we are able, we will take it to the next level and motivate, nurture, and inspire orphans to reach their full potential. Programs will be geared to orphans of all ages.  Children who are orphans eventually grow into adults who are orphans.  We want to minister to orphans no matter what stage of life they are in. We must strive to take them from being alone to part of a family.

LIFE skills

The LTLF wants to do more than meet the immediate needs of orphans.  We want to see them succeed in their entire lives centered around Jesus.  Along with “giving them a fish”, we want to “teach them how to fish”.  Our plan to accomplish this will be to partner with entrepreneurs and businessmen at home and abroad to reach our goals of making orphans successful members of the society in the culture they live in.  

GET involved

If you have been inspired and motivated by what you have just read, please go to our mission’s page and sign up for a mission trip.  You can also contact us with your creative ideas and how you want to be involved with the Learning To Love Foundation.  You are the resource that God wants to use for His glory.

Meet the founding members of Learning to love

The Learning To Love Foundation currently has three board members with vast and creative
collection of skills and experience. George, Bill and David are uniquely unified in their passion
to minister to the orphans of Ukraine. Their individual experiences in the mission field are a
perfect fit and create a biblical “Cord of Three Strands” that is not easily broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT

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GEORGE E. LEITH III

President

George has been working serving both artists and corporations from local to international levels. George has been Crew Chief, Supervisor, Consultant and an Assistant in all levels of production.
Since 1984 George has worked as a youth leader. Through the years he
has played, sang with, and or lead various worship teams in church ministries
and in the mission field. Throughout the years he has learned the skills, the mind
set, and acquired the Love of the Father for what it means to be a leader and a
servant.
In 2018 George went on a mission trip to Odessa Ukraine. He never
thought that going on a mission trip to Ukraine would have such a profound affect
on him. Now he is taking all the expertise he has acquired in Ministry and the
Market Place, and focusing it on this new passion God has placed in him, TO SERVE THE ORPHANS OF UKRAINE.

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BILL GENTRY

Pastor

Pastor Bill Gentry has a heart for God's lost and broken children, both young and old. His desire is to see them healed, restored, set free, and encounter the love of their heavenly Father. His goal is to mentor and disciple them so that they daily walk in the destiny and works they were created to do for the Father's glory.
The Lord moves through Pastor Bill in prophetic preaching, healing, evangelism,
deliverance ministry, and discipleship. Pastor Bill utilizes his Master’s Degree in Counseling and 28 years of experience in mentoring and counseling, to lead people to freedom in Jesus Christ.
Pastor Bill has ministered in many countries in Europe, as well as Haiti and the USA. He has partnered over the years with a wide range of denominations at conferences, prison ministries, in private homes, countless city streets, and any other outreach as the Lord has lead him to.
Pastor Bill currently maintains a residence in Odessa Ukraine. This ability to be a full
time missionary, and to follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ, has created the opportunity to foster several teenage orphan boys. This daily dedication to these boys, is the humble beginning to his calling as “A Father to Orphans”. However, his ministry in Ukraine goes far beyond the walls of his home where he regularly ministers to over 500 local orphans, and maintains healthy partnerships with the local churches and their pastors.

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DAVID PIERCE

CPM, CCIMBio

David throughout his life has looked for challenging opportunities. David has extensive professional and managerial expertise with team building, team management, problem-solving, Strategic Planning, real estate, and finance. While a Naval reserve Captain and commanding officer of his Naval reserve unit he was awarded the Navy commendation medal for Managerial Excellence.
Outside of David’s professional life he has, for the past six years, been involved in prison ministry in the state of Florida to change and heal the lives of many inmates. Together David and his wife Olena have embarked on another aspect of ministry helping orphans in Ukraine. They are Ambassadors of the Father’s House Orphanage, Kiev, Ukraine.
Through this ministry, they have successfully hosted 15 children, and have witnessed
positive results in the orphans they have nourished and ministered to. They have also
organized other families in America to host orphans for the past four years.
David’s newest move in the Kingdom of God has been to become the third founding
member of the Learning To Love Foundation. Within our organization, David will utilize all of his professional skills and ministry experience to help build a powerful vehicle of love and compassion to orphans.

Directors
Team members

Team members

Learning To Love Foundation: 
Tenets of Christian Faith

At the Learning To Love Foundation, we seek to follow Jesus in every way (Matthew 4:19).   Our Lord declared that LOVE FOR GOD and LOVE FOR OTHERS will fulfill every heavenly requirement and keep us in His perfect will (Luke 10:27).  God is perfect love and we are learning to love God and each other (1 John 4:8). 

God’s perfect love was best exemplified by sending his only son, Jesus Christ, to save us (John 3:16).   Jesus came to earth in the flesh, was crucified, and was resurrected through the power of Holy Spirit.  Jesus purchased us on the cross and saved us from the penalty of our sins (death) (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).  Jesus’ resurrection gives us the same glorious hope of one day being resurrected with Him (Acts 24:15).  Just like Jesus, we now lay down our lives for others.   Jesus came to seek and save the lost, so we seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10).   Jesus loved everyone but discerned rightly, so we seek to love everyone but discern rightly (Matthew 10:16).  

We understand that we are all learning, and as such, must give grace towards each other as we each grow in our journeys with God (1 Corinthians 8:2).  We accept as basic tenets of our faith the following, which are similar to that of the Foursquare Church.

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1. The Holy Scriptures- We believe that the Bible is God-inspired and that it is our ultimate authority in all matters (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

2. The Eternal Godhead- We believe that God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).

 

3. The Fall of Man- We believe that man is created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience, fell from perfection, thereby imputing sinfulness to all human beings (Romans 5:12).

4. The Plan of Salvation- We believe that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, signing the pardon for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).

5. Salvation through Grace- We believe that we receive salvation when we come to God through faith in the atoning work of Jesus on the cross; salvation is God’s gift to us (Ephesians 2:8).

6. Repentance and Acceptance- We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (Romans 10:8-10; 1 John 1:9).

7. The New Birth- We believe that a very real change takes place in people who accept Christ as Savior; believers allow Christ’s life to be lived through them (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).

8. Daily Christian Life- We believe that it is the will of God for believers to walk in progressive sanctification, growing continuously in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).

9. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper- We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolical use of bread and the fruit of the vine (1 Corinthians 11:24-25).

10. Baptism with the Holy Spirit- We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers and that the Holy Spirit’s incoming follows the same pattern that is described in the New Testament (Acts 2:4).

11. The Spirit-filled Life- We believe that it is the will of God that we daily walk in the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30-32).

12. The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit- We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon Christians (1 Corinthians 12:1-11), and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (Galatians 5:22-25).

13. Moderation- We believe that people who follow Christ should avoid the extremes of fanaticism and pursue lives of balance and moderation, demonstrating gentleness and patience (Philippians 4:5, KJV; Colossians 3:12-13).

14. Divine Healing- We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).

15. The Second Coming of Christ- We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:11-13).

16. Church Relationship- We believe that followers of Christ have a sacred duty to identify with the visible church of Jesus Christ and should meet regularly with fellow believers (Hebrews 10:24-25).

17. Civil Government- We believe that laws and ordinances come from God’s ultimate authority and should be upheld, except when they are in opposition to the revealed will of God (Romans 13:1-5).

18. The Final Judgment- We believe every person will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ to receive eternal life or death (Revelation 20:11-15; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10).

19. Heaven- We believe heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).

20. Hell- We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as Savior (Revelation 20:10-15).

21. Evangelism- We believe that the church’s primary responsibility is taking the gospel to the entire world and making disciples (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19-20).

22. Tithes and Offerings- We believe the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is giving tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7).

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