The Journey to Love
aS YOU KNOW, i ARRIVED BACK IN UKRAINE LAST WEEK, AND THE LORD HAS NOT CEASED TO AMAZE US!
aROUND EVERY CORNER, THE NEEDS OF THE Widows and Orphans were evident, and AS MUCH AS WE WERE able, we provided by the Lord's Grace... But much more is needed.
aS I SHARED WITH YOU BEFORE...
There are over 100,000 children living in Ukrainian orphanages, for a variety of reasons. Yes, these children are the ones suffering the most.
This is what we were able to do so far with your help
Tonight we went to a village called Nerubaiskoye, about one hour outside of Odessa Ukraine. I want to introduce you again to the Dergash family. This is the family that adopted the four children and the husband died in a car accident. Meet the mother Alena, daughter Anastasia and sons Maksym, Valeriy, and Artem.
We were able to bring them a shopping carton full of groceries which is such a blessing for this family. This is the first act we accomplish under Rabbonis love so it means something special. You will see in the pictures of the living spaces. There is a chair that folds out to a bed that has a lion on it (see pic). This bed has lost all support for the back and is very small. I found out later that the daughter has a bad back and a heart condition. We laid hands on her and prayed for her healing. Before we leave the country we will buy her a new bed. This was God's first act of doing something that was not planned, but we can not go home and leave her in this condition.
God has taught me over and over on this trip that it might be a bed to us, a stove for the church, or $100. It is easy for us to replace, but to someone else, it is an answer to their prayers. I know we don’t know the whole story so it is important to be obedient.
The mother revealed that she had (spiritual) dreams, but once her husband died she lost them and only serves the children now. She used to work in a Christian ministry. We ministered to her and we prayed and spoke over her that God has a plan for her life and that He is not finished with her. Before leaving we gave an offering to the children for arts and crafts. This was a direct gift from one of my clients to this family for this purpose. We also gave the woman an offering with instructions that it was not to be used for her children, but only on her. Something that will give her new life and make her feel important again. We wait for the testimony.
Before her husband died he started building a house for the family. We have committed to help finish this project.
After that, we went to see Pastor Anatolyi and meet his wife Dina, and children Kira, Daria, and Liza. We fellowshipped and then prayed over the entire family for there health and wellness.
Tomorrow we will go talk to the builders about a home for Tatiana, the widow from Odessa. Please pray for an open door. That God has already picked out a home for her, and that she won’t have to wait two years to move in.
Bless you all, Brother Steve
mORE TO COME