Friday, January 31, 2014

News from Moldova!

I received two cards from Moldova earlier this week.  Both were thank you cards for the Christmas gifts provided through Mission Without Borders.  The C family received a parcel filled with food (jam, tinned meat, milk, sweets), juice, tea, and coffee.  There was also a warm blanket, light bulbs, matches, and Christmas tree decorations.  I am so thankful for all the volunteers and workers in Europe and Moldova who put these parcels together for the families in the Family sponsorship program.  Buying locally also gives an economic boost to the local economy!   M's sister wrote in his behalf.  He was with his family at present but did receive the gift package.

I also received an update from the C family and details on their current living situation.  Sadly, their mother is still working abroad and the children miss her (as does her husband).  They did receive "clothing, shoes, and an Operation Christmas Love and an Operation Winter Rescue package to help them through the harsh winter".  The home is heated by a wood stove and the son helps his father gather and chop wood.

So, a mix of good news and worrisome news.  Good news that families and children had a break from a harsh life during the Christmas season.  Worrisome because M's family situation (from the little I know and what he has written) is not a good one.  I worry about him being in that situation.  While I am a firm believer in keeping families together- there are exceptions- when parents are neglectful or abusive, for instance.  But this is another opportunity to pray.  I can do nothing but I know a God who can do everything.  God loves M and the C family more than I ever could and knows them better than they know themselves.

It is a comfort that God is good-even when we don't have all the answers- and all powerful and will one day make everything right.

Revelation 21:3 ..."Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." 5 Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new.

Until then...

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