We are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new van for the House of Grace in Kramatorsk! We are so grateful to so many who made this need a reality. As you may remember, the old van was totaled back in mid-December. We praise God that during that accident, Maxim, the house dad, was the only one driving and he has healed from the injuries received!
Our friends with Agape, Sergiy and Oleg, delivered the van to our home in Kramatorsk. Our hearts are overflowing with joy and thankfulness for all who made replacing the totaled van with this beautiful new one a reality! Thank you to all those who prayed, helped with fundraising, donated towards the van and supported us during this time! In three months time we were able to raise enough funds, work with Agape to find a suitable van and now it is delivered!
A van is more then just a set of wheels. It is a beacon of hope when seen in the community. When people see it they know there are either rides being given, donations being delivered, "meals on wheels" for those in need and most importantly, people in the van that show the love of Christ in their neighborhood and beyond.
When I have personally been a passenger in the old van, I have been apart of road trips that visit orphanages, special need schools, hospitals, technical schools, churches and homeless people. Witnessing the pure joy on children's faces as we enter the grounds of a remote orphanage is an expression that is stamped on my heart. When Maxim, the house dad, drives through the metal gate, children start gathering and once he steps out of the van he is greeted with hugs, kisses and sweet smiles.
I look forward to seeing how this new van will continue to carry on in this tradition of "wheels of hope". Please pray with us for safety and protection as the van will be put to work almost immediately!
Thank you all again!
We give our biggest thank you to our Lord Jesus, for always being so faithful to the needs of serving the least through his people!
Kris Stoesz - Executive Director