Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Getting closer!

We are going full-speed getting ready for the trip. Thank you to everyone for the thoughts and prayers. We are encouraged that we are doing the right thing. Only Divine intervention could have given us all we have been given since last Friday. For example:
  • We are being picked up at the airport and then shuttled to a place to stay and rest.
  • We will "tour" Kiev before getting on the train for Kherson, Saturday night.The train reservations have already been made and paid for by friends, we will reimburse.
  • A place to stay has been provided for us, two blocks from the orphanage.
  • The place we are staying is a Christian organization and only $20 a night.
  • We will be given a favorable introduction by the someone who has a terrific relationship with the orphanage director. They are only a few of the people the director trusts.
  • Transportation has been arranged by friends to the S.B. orphanages and to the Kherson baby house to visit and drop off gifts and packages sent by other families that want us to deliver things personally.
  • We will get to see the kids from the hosting trip in December from Staris B.
  • We will get to see Zina, we hope to see Rimma...but we aren't sure.
  • We will get to see Oksana & Marlen.
  • We will get to see Karen Springs.
  • We will get to see Nataliya (the new director of SB and attendee of the December hosting trip) to work out details of the upcoming trip in July-August.

So you see, God's plan is working! We have been busy with details on this side such as packing, buying gifts, and knocking out last minute punch-lists. We plan on taking the laptop and posting, but if it doesn't workout for us, we will be sure to recap the adventure with words and pictures when we get back. Pray for us...we are scared to death!

Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God's
will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.Hebrews 10:36, NLT

1 comment:

Debbie said...

This is so exciting! We will definitely be in prayer for you. I know the Lord will go before you on your trip. Wish we could go, too! If God makes it possible, we will visit Ukraine someday (hopefully soon!).

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