There was another in the fire. 

There was another in the fire… These words meant nothing to me. Don’t get me wrong, I do think the story of the fiery furnace is indeed regal, but that is it. The truth from the story never transcended into my everyday life until February 26. Shadrach Meshach and Abednego stood firm for what they…

Invisible stains

We climb the stairs of Ira’s house. It was her pride – the only house in the street with three stories, even a small balcony to overlook the village and the fields. Her pride turned into her nightmare on the day the Russians came. The house with the best sunset view turned into a fortress…

Fixing Broken Windows – Ukraine

In early March, Masha’s house was surrounded from all sides. Miraculously, it is still standing, but the windows burst from the shelling all around. Marie and I were blessed with some funds to fix the windows of a few homes in this particular village. Here’s to many more to come.

The Three Priests

God’s servants in Ukraine these days remind me of the Biblical prophets. They are radical. There is no distance to the pain and ugliness their people experience. Maybe the war has made them radical. Maybe this flame has been inside of them all along; as it is maybe in all of us if we would…

“The grandmothers saved me.”

This statement of Tatyana, a young Ukrainian woman, sticks in my mind. It was her answer to my question about how much her village suffered under the Russian occupation. “Not as much as Bucha and Irpin,” answered Tatyana. “Look around; only grandmothers live here. This is why they did not rape women. I am the…

Take whatever you want; we will pay.

That’s what we said to Alexander. He is from the Russian-occupied part of the country. He said okay and came back with two bags of frozen dumplings. Marie said you don’t have to live on dumplings alone. Go crazy!!! Get something you love to eat and seriously get as much as you want, and we will…

Japhin – Give away your entire Support

Last February, I decided to fast and pray for the base I am working in. In the first week of the fasting and praying, there was a hearing from the Lord session for the staff meeting. Five minutes into the prayer session, Lord asked me to go up and share with the entire staff team…

Custom Designed Dreams

   I saw quite a few dreams in my lives which shocked me as I saw them, and shocked me, even more, when I saw them come true in my life as time unfolded. God loves speaking to us through dreams and on a fun note, I think “speaking through dreams” is one of his…

God in need is a God indeed

  In the fullness of time, in the perfect time, at the right time… Most of us have grown up listening to these words in the church or in our families. I realized the depth of the meaning of these words only when I saw Jesus show up in my life when I desperately wanted…

Messenger of God

Something amazing happened in my life on the Christmas Eve. I was sitting in a Park in Cape Town, South Africa (cover picture is the part of the park I am talking about), praying and seeking God’s wisdom to deal with few personal things (I have not shared about these with anyone). After an hour…