Thursday, October 15, 2015

Stepping through the Door

Just when you think the story can't get any crazier, it usually does! We have kept tabs on "V". Almost monthly, we have called his friend who graciously cares for him when he is not in the orphanage and checked in to see their needs. Over 6 months back we broached the subject of taking supplies to his orphanage. From his time here, we knew the conditions and while they try their best, so much is needed. The last director was closed to allowing in anyone to bring things to the kids. However, the new director is extremely welcoming and has even given us a list of things desperately needed.
----Shoes, hygiene items (toothbrush, soap etc..), toys, exercise equipment, socks

Between 2 churches we have collected 140 of the 200 shoes needed. These are rubber slide in shoes that can be worn in the shower room. Also, a company has donated ALL of the socks needed. Two dentists have donated the toothbrushes. A group of wonderful ladies are working on sensory blanket squares. It truly has been amazing and humbling to watch the Body of Christ at work. "V" helped so many eyes open to the reality of living without parents!

So, in December, our family plus a wonderful friend (who just happens to be Ukrainian) will travel to Ukraine and deliver these gifts, attempt to forge new relationships and friendships and pour out Jesus' love to some very special children.We so appreciate your prayers as we have an "agenda" and itenerary but we truly want the Lord to guide our steps and complete what He wants completed.

If you feel lead to donate on our Youcaring site (See button on sidebar), the money will be used for hygiene items, supplies for a party for the kids, soap, toilet paper, toys etc. Above all PLEASE pray for us. We need wisdom, strength and stamina to complete the work he has set before us. Thank you!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

September Slipped by...

Playing "Mr. Rogers Neighbhorhood"

Recreating Pres. George Bush's Speech at the site of the Twin Towers 

We watched a Mosquito go from a larvae to an adult! Homeschool lesson!

 September is gone! Not sure where it went but it was lovely! We hiked Raven Rock State Park and had a wonderful time together. We never tire of seeing what God created.