Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Bob and I have had some time while we WAIT....
We had a little delay so took advantage of the time to see a bit of  Kiev.
All the while  we have continued to see God's hand at work... to hear His voice leading us. Assuring us...
So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
“All who rage against you
    will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
    will be as nothing and perish.
(our home away from home)
Though you search for your enemies,
    you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
    will be as nothing at all.
Isaiah 41:10-13
(shopping for socks for Bob)
(Seeing Kiev)
(every where we walked...
this friendly guy followed ;) )
(Only catholic church in the city)
(St. Andrew's Church)

(Andriyivs'ky Desent)
then on Sunday morning we hit the road....
and found our way to a very important city!
Look closely...not ONE but TWO referrals IN HAND!
YES, we had an amazing visit with a precious girl who has been waiting 21 months for us. Nothing will ever match the look on Nadiya's face when she came through the door and saw us there, saying ..."Mama!!" There were lots of tears by all and lots of hugs. Bob in tears as he told Nadiya he was so sorry it had taken so long and how much he loved her, really opened the flood gates!
We received a very warm welcome from the staff at her trade school. The Director, vice principal and social worker  all were wonderful to us, and bent over backwards to complete all the necessary documents so we could head back to Kiev. It took them all of about an hour. We spent time with our Nadiya while they worked. It was so good to share pictures of how our family has grown and changed since she was with us.
Then the good-byes. The director shook Bob's hand. Then gave Nadiya a hug and said something about "papa".... and then hugged me and kissed my cheek! She said to me, " you good kind Nadiya's mama." With tears in her eyes she thanked me (us) for coming for Nadiya.
Did we feel His favor? Absolutely we did.
Can we walk confident that the work He has started in us, He will finish?
Absolutely He will.
Bob and I are exhausted... Bob is coming down with a cold.
We appreciate your continued prayers.
This bog post courtesy of our facilitator, Max Grudiy, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ... without them, this post would have never happened.


  1. So so wonderful. Thank you Jesus!!!

    Bob and Diane, God bless you for pressing in and pressing through! You are such an inspiration for so many to press through to what God has. Much love to you!

  2. The Minions are in Ukraine!!! God bless . . . SOOO happy to hear that God is fulfilling HIS PROMISES. Satan, be rebuked by the power of Jesus!