Thursday, September 23, 2010

Masha's Been Adopted!

This beautiful girl with Down Syndrome has finally found her forever home! She was officially adopted on Sept. 8, 2010 by an American family. This is such exciting news because we have worked with this little girl two summers in a row, and she is featured in the video on this website from our trip in 2009.

Praise the Lord for such great news!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Faces from Ukraine

Of course, it is these faces - the people we met, lived with, served with, and grew to love that truly marked our experience! Serving in Urkraine is more than going on a mission trip, it is joining into a community of people who love and care for orphans. It's taking Christ's words to heart, and seeking out what pure and genuine religion really means. Thanks to our friend Masha Levchenko taking such beautiful pictures that capture so many precious faces!

The American team and Ukrainian friends!

Places in Ukraine

I was thinking about Ukraine this morning, and looking back through some of my pictures. I want to share a few pics of the places we were ... part of belonging to a community is sharing a sense of place. These places are the backdrop of our stories, and give context to our experience. There are so many images we could share, but these are just a few!

Kiev, Ukraine
Street vendors in Kiev
In Kiev, beautiful buildings in a rainbow of colors
Public transportation, crossing through an open city square

Amazing architectural details
Building 3, Vorzel Orphanage
Inside Building 3 - A little lamb resting on each tiny bed
The sanitorium where we stayed in Vorzel
We walked by this mosaic every day: "Health of nation - Wealth of country"
The Forced Famine Memorial