A huge thank you to everyone who helped out with the Ukraine backpack drive! We started out with 55 empty backpacks and ended up with 13 large boxes of full backpacks and a bunch of extra supplies! It took us a while to get them all packed up and sent out, but we finally got … Continue reading Backpacks!
"It all starts with a burden for the impossible," the Pastor of Selah Fellowship in Whitefish, Montana had said one Sunday morning. That resonated with me, you see, for as long as I can remember I have longed to do the impossible. I think most probably see me as a daydreamer, but from as far … Continue reading A Burden For The Impossible
Well, it has been quite a while. Why? Certainly not because life has stopped happening or that our love for Ukraine has swayed! We are continuing to wrestle with what capacity we may be used or how we may serve the Ukrainian people. As we come up on a year later, I thought I should … Continue reading A Long Overdue Update
The first truly Ukrainian thing we experienced after stepping off the plane was traffic. Even so, it is worth mentioning what we learned from Pastor Danny Foote as we were waiting to straighten out a slight situation we had with the four large boxes of clothes we had taken for Love Cradle. As we watched … Continue reading Traffic
So i haven't yet put any words on paper; i don't think we realized until we got back just how little sleep we had the entire trip. We're still in the process of recovering, but for now i have a few photos to share that i hope will stir up a little excitement for the … Continue reading First Batch of Ukraine Photos
After a fairly whirlwind summer, we finally find ourselves in Kagarlyk, knee-deep in our Ukrainian adventure. Having occupied ourselves overmuch in Montana, with new apartment flooring and Dickinson's own Ukrainian festival worked into the mix, we have had roughly nine straight weeks of only mildly productive busy-ness, wherein this particular blog was left woefully untended. … Continue reading
One of the most obvious and common questions we are asked when telling people about going to Ukraine is, "Why Ukraine?" Now, i don't know why we would be called to Ukraine as opposed to Africa or China or North Korea, but i do know that we feel called to go there and i trust … Continue reading Ukraine: A Glance
What do you do when you are preparing to go on the missions field? Yes, you pray and seek God, and yes, you read your Bible and seek God through His Word, and yes, you seek godly counsel from friends, family, and pastors, but what you really do when preparing for the missions field is: … Continue reading Wait for it?
As some of you may know, my husband Ben and I have been longing to serve God in some capacity. On the evening of August 30, 2012, we arrived in Dickinson, North Dakota with a little bit of money, even less of a plan, and no idea what direction we were heading or even which … Continue reading Testing the Waters