It has been a bit of a whirl wind, but Matt and I are going on a mission trip to Odessa, Ukraine June 4 - 13! We are really excited and extremely grateful we are able to go on this trip. To make a long story short we had planned to go to Mexico through Christian Medical Dental Association, but due to the violence (and my mom's demands) the trip was cancelled. That left Matt and me wondering if a mission trip this summer was really God's plan. After looking at trips through Pinelake and other area churches we found the Ukraine trip through Broadmoor Baptist in Madison. It fit with our time frame and even though we missed the deadline, the group leader allowed us to sign up. Had I waited one more day to call the flights would have already been booked and we could not have gone.
We were initially drawn to the trip because it is a medical trip, BUT because the teams were already formed and assigned out Matt and I knew we needed to be flexible. What we did not know was just how flexible. We will be doing prayer walking and street evangelism. WOW, I know. Not only is that an extremely difficult and awkward (yes I said it) thing to do it, but we will be doing it through a translator. Anything is possible through God, but just our prayers will not get us there. We need every ones prayers.
We are still very excited and cannot wait to go! Viva Ukraine!
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