There is so much happening. I will do my best to keep this short and to the point.
First, there were several conversations between our Mentors and the kids we served at camp this last week about Christianity. Please pray God's blessings upon the seeds that have been planted and watered and please pray God's blessings upon our Mentors as God continues to flow through them to reveal Himself to these young people.
Second, we are currently raising funds to purchase a facility in Donetsk that would provide support and training that could have profound impact upon the future lives of the orphans and orphanage graduates we are blessed to serve. This facility will cost somewhere in the $120,000 to $150,000 range. If my last count is correct, we have been blessed with $40,000 so far and still need an additional $80,000 to $110,000 to meet our goal. Please pray that God provides all we need abundantly to ensure this initiative becomes a reality.
Third, I am consistently thinking, praying, and having conversations about possible businesses that could be started in Ukraine to provide jobs for orphanage graduates and help fund all ministry initiatives in Ukraine. Please pray that God opens the door for this type of initiative.
If you have any questions or observations regarding any of the information above, please respond to this email. If you would like to talk, I can call you from Ukraine. Just send me your phone number and times that it would be good for me to call.
Finally, I am sending this photo which was taken at 5 a.m. right before we left our kids at Camp Chika.
Tony, Shana, and Elizabeth