Saturday, March 26, 2016

The construction sight, as the lines for the foundation are being laid out and building materials arrive.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

For those interested, a few more pics of the ground breaking ceremony
from March 19th, 2016 
It was quite a day of celebration!
Now in Ukraine, as celebrations go, time is not of the essence, so do not plan anything else for your day. Many people shared at this gathering, several of them wonderful friends. 

Jennifer and Joe Brown. 
Joe shared from Micah 6:8 which says 
"He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, 
and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

James Thornton shared about people being created in God's image, with dignity and worth.
Julia, his wife, translating beside him. Wonderful and long time friends of mine.


The house was rather full 
This is where the kids from Stephen's home and Naomi's home will join 
the congregation here in Darivka for Sunday church services.

Sasha leading the prayer over the plot for Stephen's home.

A glimpse of the plans

Every gathering has to have good food

Monday, March 21, 2016

Today was a lot of equipment was brought to prepared the construction site. We hired a security guard on duty day and night. Today, the foundation started by counting off the measurements for it. We bought spotlights to illuminate the building area and tomorrow they will be mounted. The water was connected. A letter to the village council was written with a request to permit the excess land to be removed. Work in full swingthank God!

Looking to the back plot of Stephen's home

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The ground breaking ceremony took place at the church in Darivka and the plot for Stephen's home behind the church was prayed over by those gathered for the ceremony.

Sasha, the project manager, was one of the nine pastor's from the area of Kherson 
who were present for the celebration.
Five of the pastor's shared during the opening service at the church.

Celebrations like this require worship and praise to the Lord, 
Ukrainian's know how to sing and worship.

Praying over the Stephen's home plot

Sasha breaking the ground for the first time, others followed.
(more pictures to come)

Joe breaking ground on the Stephen's home plot.
Joe and his wife Jennifer were out the day before to prune and clean up that therapy garden area for the celebration ceremony. They are a wonderful blessing and help with the project.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Tomorrow morning, March 12, 2016, at 8am our time, 4pm Ukraine time, the ground breaking prayer ceremony is taking place for Stephen's Home. My friend Phyllis will be present and take picture that I will share with all, but for those who want to join in, I wanted to let you know. I do apologize for my late notice, the timing has changed several times so as many folks at that end could be present.

Thank you for your loving support. Alys