We left Odessa yesterday and arrived in Sevastopil this afternoon. We had an eventful day sailing on the Black Sea preparing for our first orphanage. We all learned a new song written by Sheila Uselton. The song “Please Remember” is a great simple song that we are going to use to sing to the orphans right as we leave. It was translated into Ukrainian and we are practicing it often. The very last lines of the song is “God loves you”. This is an awesome message to leave with the children, a message of hope and of love.
This evening we spent time with a HopeHouse family and had some wonderful worship time. We got to hear their stories, and then they sang us songs. Kevin Wood borrowed their guitar and Olivia Brunson and Emily Wood joined him in leading us in a worship song that was very moving. The family thanked us for taking the time out of our lives to do this work.
God has continued to bless us in unexpected ways. We found additional duffles that will help provide more supplies to the 2 additional orphanages on our trip that we didn’t plan on.
Tomorrow morning will be our first orphanage. Please pray for the children that we will see tomorrow and that their hearts will be open to the message that we bring, God’s love and his amazing grace and mercy! Thanks for all of your prayers, we are feeling it!