Published: June 3rd 2012June 3rd 2012
For the week since we arrived through the present, I've seen Gods love extending across every part of this experience. From the moment I committed to allowing Him to use me on this trip until now, He has shown Himself in even the smallest details.
The gracious love and hospitality of our missionary families, the Volstads and the Gutzs', have endlessly ministered to me and our teams. The incredible way our teams have bonded, having not known one another before now, can only be the Lord. I've enjoyed instruction from many experienced and patient teammates in church services, building projects, devotions, and worship, not only from the Americans, but our Russian brothers and sisters, as well.
That brings me to the miracle of bonding people from the opposite ends of the earth, by breaking language barriers, to accomplish the beginning phases of an evangelistic project that will share His love and life-changing Word with countless people that frequent this camp. From children and families, to young adults, to those choosing to break addictions and the bondage that comes from them. There has been an amazing amount of work accompished, and much more to be done.
I am overwhelmed with the love of these people. So blessed and humbled to be a part of His wonderful plan here in Ulyanovsk, and looking forward to the progress of spreading His love through the years. Oh, and cultivating LOTS of new friendships!:)