'I have set you as a light to the Gentiles,
That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth."
As mentioned in Andrew's birthday post, it has been exciting to see the Lord directing his specific life-steps these past several months as he has been earnestly seeking wisdom and guidance. The Lord has laid the following outreach on his heart for this summer --
Andrew will be heading to the airport on June 3rd to spend 10 weeks of his summer in the Ukraine! Much of his time will be spent hiking into remote mountain villages where the light of the Gospel is rarely shared. Along with a team of other young men, he will be distributing literature, Bible study courses, and showing Gospel films. When he is not hiking through the mountain ranges, he will be sharing Biblical literature in the city of L'viv, working with a team of full-time missionaries.
As Andrew committed to this trip, one of his big questions was *finances*. How was God going to provide for the airline ticket, an apartment in L'viv, plus all his living expenses (food!!!) and camping gear!?!?
Less than 5 minutes after stopping by the Post Office to mail his application, his cell phone rang. Upon answering it, he discovered it was his good friend, Caleb, a Navy Seal. He called to mention that a buddy had a back-pack he'd no longer be needing. Would Andrew like to have it?! [smile]
And since then, the Lord has amazingly provided for both his airline tickets and other needs he will have as he travels. Packages of camping gear are met with eager "ohhhs" and "ahhhhs" as they arrive around here! (We'll try to capture some pictures one of these days!!)
Most of all, please keep him in your prayers, specifically from June 3rd - August 15th. He will have internet access in L'viv, so we have convinced him to give us regular updates to share with you, our blog family. Stay tuned!........