Moving to Ukraine as missionaries has been a new experience for us. When God first told us He was calling us back here, we knew the drill – God calls, we raise support, and then move. But, God led us differently and we all felt that He wanted to take us through a time of going deeper in our trust. He spoke to us and told us not to ask for support, but to just trust Him as our Father who knows our needs. It wasn’t an easy thing to hear, but we chose to obey Him and have been truly blessed by how He has provided when needs arose. Through the needs tied with airfare coming back to Ukraine, Krista taking a trip to Germany, Bria taking a trip to Moldova, our visa situation, and our monthly living costs, we have seen God provide when, most of the time, we only made the need known to Him alone. We are so grateful for His provision and to each one of you who has followed His leading and given financially. He truly is a good Father who knows our needs.
Recently, we have begun to feel Him leading us in a new journey of faith. He is now asking us to humble ourselves and ask for support. This also isn’t easy, as our flesh wants to be able to provide for ourselves, but that just isn’t possible on the mission field. We are considering different jobs as a way of supplementing support, but we don’t have the time or ability to fully provide for all the needs. In addition to monthly living costs, we also have upcoming ministry needs. Bria is preparing to go into schools and orphanages, and needs money to print various resources to take, and is also wanting to take language courses to become more fluent in Ukrainian. Krista is beginning to seek out survivors of the holocaust, and this could involve travel around Ukraine. As Lindsay begins the process of writing a book with our parents and considering other writing projects, she will be looking into taking online courses and will possibly have computer-related expenses. Our greatest need is regular, monthly support. But, one time gifts are also needed and help with the extra ministry expenses.
We are asking you to please pray about being ministry partners with us and providing where we ourselves are unable to. Thank you very much for your love, support, and prayers, and, as always, we pray that God blesses each of you.
A tax-deductible donation can be made by mailing a check made out to “Blessing Ministry to Ukraine” (please attach a note to the check, indicating the donation is for Blessing Girls, but DO NOT put our names on the check) to
Blessing Ministry to Ukraine
P.O. Box 1944
Stafford, TX 77497-1944
Donations can also be made online through Blessing Ministry’s blog site at http://blessingministry.wordpress.com/support-2/ (for first-time donations through paypal, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com, informing us that the donation you have made is meant for us).