The last time I wrote you, I was challenged by God to open a home in Odessa, Ukraine. I shared with you how Chrissie and I had learned the terrible fate of 38 girls who had been shipped from Odessa in a forty foot metal container all the way to the Caribbean, where they were discovered by American authorities. From the time I heard that, my heart was troubled. I can’t imagine what they endured: a month in a dark box, the smell, the darkness.
Andrew and I have just returned from an amazing visit to Odessa in the Ukraine. We were met by six of the senior team of The Orphan’s Hands, along with two of the house parents, and we spent days looking and praying to find a home for those who have no Hope. WE FOUND ONE! We signed a lease, went shopping for all the necessities to make the house a home. We set a date for its opening. ALL OF THIS BY FAITH.
It’s the worst time of year to be “stepping out of a boat.” People are caught up in so many different things… Christmas, family, a new year. There is never a good time to pick up your faith and put your foot on water and believe to walk. That is exactly what we have just done.