One month after sending letters.
Four days after a social media blitz.
That’s all it took to get my trip to Ukraine funded.
And I am blown away.
Thanks to you, and as of today, the very day of the 15 year anniversary celebration of Mission to Ukraine, my January trip is not only funded, but MORE than funded! I’m not even going to bother updating the little thermometer I made earlier this week to track your donations, because
y’all blew the top off it!
Now, I will say, if you were still planning on sending funds, PLEASE DO! Anything over and above my $1200 will go toward a couple other folks who need funds to go. Also, I can use extra funds to do something special while I’m there (like buy the boys bananas–evidently a rare treat for them!).
At tonight’s celebration, I met Tatiana and Ira, two girls I’ll be spending time with while in Ukraine in January. They’re here in Indiana right now joining in the anniversary celebrations.
I also learned more stories of heartbreak, hope and miracles happening right now in the lives of some of the most needy and broken folks in the world, because of the work of Mission to Ukraine. More than that, because of the in-breaking of God’s Kingdom and its triumph over evil.
Happy 15th Birthday, MTU!!!
I can’t think of a better verse than Ephesians 3:20-21 to express what has happened over the last couple weeks as far as God’s miraculous provision for this trip. If this is what He’s done just to fund it, I can’t imagine what’s in store for us when we’re there!
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Eph. 3:20-21 NIV)
In the meantime, hop over to World Next Door for some knee-buckling, laugh- AND cry-out-loud stories of the work they’re doing in Ukraine this very hour. And check out their stories of past years work by clicking here.
I can’t wait to share more with you as the trip approaches, and from Ukraine while I’m there.
I thank God for you and your support of spreading the hope of redemption and wholeness and helping righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations (Isa. 61:11), and especially in Ukraine!