One long day of travel…one great day of ministry
We arrived at the mission team house in Chisinau after many hours of travel. Thanks to God’s providence, all luggage came through untouched! This is a big deal because we brought toys for orphanages and Bibles and computers and a 50 pound care package for an American missionary family! It really is a miracle for it all to get through!
Today we toured the largest state-run orphanage in the capitol city. The director was very welcoming. He spoke frankly but positively about our partnership and his hopes for the future of impacting the youth of Moldova. He is a man that is very rarely complimentary, but God has granted us favor in his eyes. He revealed late into the conversation that he grew up in the orphanage where we will be next Wednesday.
My dear friends Jeff and Robin Owens have lived here for 9 years as World Team equipping missionaries. Robin hosted a wonderful Southern/Moldovan Tea for the women from Lipscomb today and Jeff led a great discussion on the missions landscape here in Moldova.
After dinner the Lipscomb team spent time with the young ladies of Grace House. They shared a few testimonies and then made headbands (scrunchies) from strips of t-shirts.
I arrived back to the house as they were emerging and they were speechless at how God has bonded their hearts already to girls that were a world away just days ago!
As pastor Stan has often said this Spring: when you are moving downward and outward in your ministry, that is when you meet God!