Back to Moldova!

For those of you who have never heard of Moldova,Moldova is the poorest country in Eastern Europe, located between the Ukraine and Romania. It was a former part of the Soviet Union, just becoming free in the 1990’s.
It’s hard to believe that in just 24 hours or so Adam and I will be headed back to Moldova. This will be my 4th time going! I love the timing of this trip because it is right before the American holiday season kicks off into full gear. These trips have put my life into a perspective that I may not have gained otherwise. We will be with moms and dads who don’t know where their next meal is coming from to feed their family. We will be with children who are beyond ecstatic to receive toothpaste. (and when I say ecstatic, I am talking about the equivalent to a child here getting Xbox under the Christmas tree) It is mind boggling and humbling at the same time. I look around my apartment and in my refrigerator and in my cabinets and am amazed at how blessed and easy my life is compared to some of my friends across the world.
The words “intentional” and “deliberate” are two words that I have been focusing on for my personal life,my family life, and my marriage. And when I think of Moldova and what this year’s trip means to me it is the same two words that come to mind. In preparing our team these last few months, we have been discussing our goals. Yes, we will be distributing out food,clothing, and basic necessities. Items that the adults and children are lacking. Our goal is to be INTENTIONAL and DELIBERATE with the message that these items are a testament to the grace of God..that he sees them and loves them. And that we are hear to tell them of a Gift that will change their lives forever…truly the Gospel message of the Cross and what Jesus has done for each of us is the only thing that can change a person’s life.
We covet your prayers as we travel tomorrow! We will be gone 10/22-10/31. I will be doing my best to update the blog as time allows.
Thank you for your prayers!!

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