Thursday, March 31, 2011
Caleb's Ukraine Trip
After a twelve hour train ride back from the Ukraine, Caleb safely arrived home this morning at 5 AM. It's been so moving to hear his stories this afternoon and into the evening.
He, along with his classmates and principal from BMA had so many great opportunities these past days to bring the love of Christ to a number of people in Uzhgorod, Ukraine.
They ministered in three locations during their days there: a special needs children's center run by the New Life Center, a Roma church, and a homeless kid's center at a Methodist church in the city.
In those locations they spent time singing, teaching songs, playing games, teaching English, doing crafts, and most importantly, spending time one on one with kids, teenagers, and young adults.
The highlight for Caleb was at the homeless children's center - he said the kids were so openly joyful and thankful, sweet and communicative, even though they spoke Russian and Ukranian and he and his classmates spoke Czech and English! But love doesn't need a common spoken language does it? A hug, a smile and a wave will do!
It was a significant spiritual experience for all the students on the trip, one that they will surely never forget.
*All photos by Caleb, or were taken with his camera!