Our apologies for the time in between blog entries. The service for internet has been spotty on the ship.
Our next day of orphanages was in Kherson. We visited two orphanages, and two HopeHouse families between 4:00 and 9:00pm. It was intense trying to get everything done. But thanks to God’s provision we were able to actually sit down with the Hopehouse families at a local church and break bread with them. They provided us small sandwiches, cucumbers, tomatoes and cookies. We were exhausted, but filled with joy at the end of the day.
The first orphanage was a whirlwind visit, but there were many connections with the kids and team members. It was mostly older kids (10-15) and we had fun. The chicken dance always gets the kids smiling (and anything Kevin does).
The second orphanage was very pretty and it was actually right on the Dnieper River. These children were much younger (3-9). This orphanage was for children who had potential for getting TB and were receiving preventative treatments.
The entire team is working together to be the hands and feet of Christ with each doing as they are gifted from God. A special thanks to Chad and Wendy Webb for managing all of the duffles, and for all of their late nights sorting socks! Nancy, Jill, Danielle, Ellen, Olivia, Hope, Mandy, Debbie, Lynn, Amy and Katie all helped with the socks, and we (and the children) really appreciate the work on this!
Sorry for the lack of posts, we’ll try to catch up on this today.