Monday, December 2, 2013

It is Good

For those who are paying attention to the news ...  I am NOT currently close to where the riot police are tear gassing protestors but will be there this next weekend. 
Oh yes.  We are most definitely praying that things settle down before we carry three children into that city.
It is so good to be here.
It is just so good!
Getting through customs concerned me.  I had three big bags and a small one and I was just one person. I figured someone was going to wonder what I had in all of my bags.  I was behind two men who had nothing more than a couple of carry-ons and BOTH of them were pulled out of the line and questioned.  I was pretty sure I was going to be pulled too.  You could barely see me behind my cart of big bags filled with all kinds of stuff to giveaway.  But they just looked at me and waved me on!!  Seriously??  I walked fast and thanked the Lord I wasn't going to have to explain why I had 200 + packages of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, oodles of new women's gloves, tons of hand soap and a pile of men's wool socks in my bags! 
 It is good I am here.
I'm spending a few days with a missionary who is kindly showing me around.
Lord willing, I will be visiting our Lost Boys either tomorrow or Wednesday.
On Thursday I will head over to Carla's region.
I'm learning so much.
Gaining knowledge.
Building relationships.
It is good.
It is so good.


  1. Praying for your journey. Woke up this morning praying for theTaylors and for your ministry there. Hugs and prayers...

  2. Julia, the Lord is with you every step of the way!
    All glory to Him who leads you!

  3. LOVE THIS Julia! Can't wait to see pictures and further updates from the Lost Boys.

    Sue H.

  4. So glad you made it! Can't wait for updates! :)
    Anna H

  5. Praying for you Julia! Just was able to tell Mom you'd made it there safely. Love the story about customs!! And am very happy that it is good for you to be there. May you have God's blessing and favor and protection every minute of every day.

  6. Encouraging news from Ukraine this evening - thanks so much for the update: I've been concerned about you and all of the others there now. So glad things are going well - how precious these next few days are going to be for you as well as for those you'll be visiting!

    Sending good wishes for continued safe travels, and for all the doors to be opened..

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from EE

  7. Praying for you! I'll be sending love to the Lost Boys in my heart tomorrow, knowing you're there! Blessings, comfort, and joy to you- Kelly

  8. So glad you are there safely and got through customs just fine! Thanks for the update. Looking forward to hearing about your visit to The Lost Boys. :)

  9. I'm keeping you in my prayers.


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