Two kids to remeber. First Ruslan. This boy is so incredible. He has a good spirit and a beautiful heart. I must have at least 300 pictures of him on my camera. It’s safe to say he has part of my heart and will forever be apart of me. He was always smiling and when things were rough for him, you could tell he looked for God. I had long conversations with him about his belief in God and how he knew he was saved.. His response.. He knew he had Jesus in his heart because he could feel him there! It was incredible to hear about his past and the wrongs that he did and how he has overcome them. He is one of those kids that you “just know” God is working in. I miss him so much and pray for him almosy everyday!
As many of you know the Silent Auction/ Benefit Concert is quickly approaching! We are still gathering donations and preparing for what is to come. We are getting really excited about the things God is going to do during this auction.
This past week, Northland showed a video of Mom and I to the whole congregation. We had some amazing responses to the video! This video was truly a blessing for us. It’s so hard to believe that over 5,000 people now know what God is doing in our lives!
I have recently talked to Dima about living with us when we move. He is still unsure but he has made the decision to leave the orphanage at the end of this summer. This is such a scary thought and it has been on my mind 24/7! Please keep him in your prayers. I know (and so does mom) that Gods got this under control and that no matter where Dima may go, God will be watching over him.
Though things get tough sometimes and it feels like nothing can go right, Mom and I know that God is in control! Everyday I have to remind myself that it’s not about my success but about my faithfulness to Him. He is amazing and he will rain down all over the children of Ukraine!
I have a prayer request! My mom has recently had surgery and is still feeling pretty bad. Please pray for her recovery! Thank you so much. We love you
Being with the kids was a whole other experience compared to the one this summer. A lot of the kids weren’t there which was sad but most of the ones I spent my time with during the first trip were. Dima was good. There were some rough moments with him and I prayed very very hard concerning him but through those rough moments my relationship with him became stronger. Dima means everything to me and I know I am suppose to be with him. Sasha was great as well. Though he’s shorter and younger than me, he protected me and kept we safe while I was with him. He is my precious gift and I am so thankful for him. God was so incredibly good to me while I was there and he helped me get through those rough moments in one piece.
My time spent there was a blessing. The new relationships I made and the older ones God made stronger made everything I went through to get there worth it. This trip, though very difficult, reaffirmed what I know I am suppose to be doing. Yes, it is very crazy and Yes, it’s going to be difficult, but I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me.