Friday, July 11, 2008

Greetings, It's been such a joy to be here and to continue to build relationships that were begun last year. When we (Michael, Ryan, Lindsay, Katherine, and I) got to camp in Borkiv on Monday, I realized that I recognized most of the kids. Even though we did have some behavioral issues with some of the kids it was a good camp. I pray that the Lord will be doing some amazing things in that village over these next several months. So today we started a camp at Kuliga. When we arrived at the camps no child was there. The weather was dreary with it being cold, windy, and cloudy. We decided to walk the streets and invite kids and eventually we gathered 25 kids. The children were great listeners, very responsive and eager to learn. I led a group of about 12 children who were under 9 years old and helped Lindsay in craft time and played with the kids during game time. Kuliga does have a church and we meet at their prayer house. So far the church has had about 10 baptisms, and mostly children attend the services with a few adults. Please remember to pray that children would come to camp with open hearts that are ready to hear and accept the Gospel, open opportunities to share the Gospel with them, Boris and his family (pastor of the Kuliga church), and continual growth in the church. I'm looking forward to the time spent with these children the rest of this week and seeing what the Lord will do.



jillian davies mansell said...

TACI!!! OH, it was so good to hear from you!! I know that what Mr. Vince said about you have a calming effect of the team and children is DEFINITELY true! Your countenance is so peaceful yet glowing with joy here at home, so I can only imagine what it is like now that you are in
Ukraine! In all the pictures you seem to glow!

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD His going forth is as certain as the dawn;And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth." Hosea 6:3

So...Press on girly!! Miss you and can't wait to talk to you when you get back!
Much much love to all!

grace567 said...
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grace567 said...

Hi Taci! this is Ale` Smith! i miss you! i miss the flow sitting at the picnic table playing cards and playing bibbity bobbity boo with you! it was so much fun! i can't wait to see you when you get back!