Sending warm greetings in the cool weather this fall!
God of salvation
You chased down my heart
Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created
The light of the world
Abandoned in darkness to die
And as You speak
A hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If You gladly chose surrender so will I
I can see Your heart
Eight billion different ways
Every precious one
A child You died to save
If You gave Your life to love them so will I
~ Hillsong Worship, “So Will I”
Ruslan and I had a chance to get away together, and were blessed with such a wonderful time of prayer, planning and simply resting in the presence of the Lord. Just as the excerpt from the worship song above, we have so many reasons to praise the Lord, even through all of our failures and fears, we will praise Him because He is worthy! We have an abundance of reasons to be thankful and praise Him, so we will!!
Update on Houses in Vinnytsa
We are so excited to share that we have been able to begin finishing the houses in Vinnytsa! We are currently working on the ceilings and utility rooms in both homes. The next step will be to work on finishing the fence around the front of the houses. We are excited to see things coming together. We will have some added expenses due to running city water and sewer, but the Lord has been so good to us and we know that He will complete what He has begun. We ask you to stand with us as we trust the Lord for the finances to complete the homes. We are still in need of close to $17,000 to complete the homes. Thank you for all your prayers and support, may the Lord bless each of you.
We received a phone call yesterday asking us to take care of this beautiful, 6 year old girl who did not have anyone to take her home for fall break from the neighboring village orphanage/boarding school. We don’t know much about her, just that she told us her mom is at home and her dad is away at work. We are asking you to be in prayer with us as she is with us for the next ten days. We are honored to be able to share Jesus with her and be able to cover her in love and hugs for the next ten days. We will keep you updated on Facebook throughout this week. May she know what a loved, dear child of God she is.
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