Tuesday, June 5, 2012

friend from the good shepherd shelter



On Sunday evening we had a small get together with our new friend from the Good Shepherd Shelter.
Myrna who has visited there many times graciously offered to come share her experiences with us.

Hours flew by most quickly when our questions kept flying and her obvious passion  the people there combined.

She brought her photo albums and computer.
We learned that the Good Shepherd Shelter is on Facebook and so they were quickly "liked".

Names now mean something....
and our prayers can be more


We always felt a strong call to help this place where abandoned children are loved and taught about the love of Jesus....
and now we feel a strong connection.


We just never expected that in blessing those little ones far away...
would also be blessing one in our own city.

16 comments:

  1. Brevity is your strength, Lovella! You leave me wanting to know more. Much more. The food looks amazing...

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    1. Boy...was I ever surprised this morning when I realized I had not even written the story. Thanks Vee!

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  2. What lovely ladies and a nice spread for the evening! I'm hungry!

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  3. Hey, that's my friend Myrna!

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    1. Yes Rachel it is! I just woke up and realized I didn't write the story. It's up now if you read the blog before I hit the update button!
      We had such a great time with her!

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    2. I had such a good time as well. Nothing makes me happier then talking about Ukraine...ok maybe being there... : ) Loved loved loved meeting you all.

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  4. How wonderful to have met with Myrna. It looks like you had a wonderful evening.

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  5. It was such a good evening with Myrna! I'm smiling...that you thought the picture was worth 'a thousand words'.

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  6. I greatly admire the giving you ladies do.

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  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful evening together....all you pretty ladies! I was so disappointed to miss this get together and hear more about the shelter, and what God is doing there.

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  8. This is such a precious story - what a blessing you are to those wee ones and so nice to hear first hand accounts as well. Will be checking out the facebook page as well.

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  9. It was almost surreal to meet someone who knew the workers and many of the kids by name. Myrna loves those people like family and would be back there tomorrow if she could be... It is wonderful to support a project far away, but even better when we can bring it so close to home . .. which for me happened in a new way, when I realized anew how close this place possibly is to where my grandparents came from. Hearing Myrna's Russian pronunciation of the names of the places, reminded me so of my grandma talking... making me wish I could still ask her some questions.

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    1. You are so right Annelise...these people are like family to me. My heart can't express how much I love them all and ache each and everyday to go back to my people in Ukraine. I loved meeting you all so much and was so blessed by your commitment to the shelter. I went home and cried. I pray God will continue to bring our paths together in helping these forgotten children of Ukraine. They truely are my heart, heritage and passion.

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  10. I see familiar faces in the group! My maternal grandmother immigrated in 1910 from the Ukraine, so it will always be a special place to me. It is wonderful the shelter does there for the children!

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  11. When I look at the picture of all of you, I see outer beauty but more importantly, I see inner beauty. You all radiate God's love and I can't imagine what a blessing you all are to the little one's who so need His love. Great post!

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Thank you!