The Ministry of Orphan Care

This week, I leave for the Odessa Oblast of Ukraine. I am thrilled to see staff and volunteers of the programs we support there. I wrestle with mixed feelings everytime I depart, and yet, there is a feeling of “second home” coming for me every time I arrive.


This time I travel with my friend, Robin. Together we will visit a church we helped build, visit the state-operated orphanage our ministry wraps-around, and spend time in the orphan prevention program for vulnerable children and families our staff operates. Your prayers are appreciated for our travels, our families while we are out of the country, and every encounter we have to show the love of Christ.

Following a part-time missionary calling is a different thing. Most people I talk with about it struggle to understand the work. I live with a foot in two world’s — sometimes hard to be fully present in either. I love what God has called me to, and feel honored to watch what our God does from a front row seat.

If you’d like to follow our travels, I will be posting photos and hosting Facebook LIVE events throughout our journey on our ministry Facebook page at

Thank you, in advance, for your prayers.

Peace & grace,