It’s been two weeks since I left Ukraine. And I miss it so much.
I miss the smiles of welcome as we entered a village.
I miss the hugs and tears as we told them goodbye.
I miss seeing faces light up as we handed them a loaf of bread.
I miss the wonderful tea we were given every time we went to Dronivka.
I miss spending time with my team.
I miss seeing crowds of people gathered around to hear the Gospel, sometimes with missiles flying overhead.
Mostly I just miss being part of what God is doing in that country.
My life is forever touched by the things I saw and the people I met there.
I saw God working in ways that I had never witnessed first hand before.
He brought me to a place of surrender in areas that I had never faced before.
In the midst of war and chaos, He is working. His light shines brilliantly in stark contrast to the darkness there. Because of the conflict, there is an openness there that you don’t see in a lot of places. People are so drawn to the peace and joy of a Christian.
Truly, the fields are ripe for harvest, and the laborers are few.
– Written by one of our former volunteers