Chilliwack Group, Ukraine: Team Testimonials
October 8, 2009
"I will be more grateful for what I have at home when I return."
"I felt the Lord's blessings on our projects, activities, and our team fellowship."
"It was an eye-opening experience to see how much we take for granted in Canada."
"I was the one being blessed by being in the Ukraine, even though the people we served thought it was the other way around."
"I was encouraged by the happiness and love that is in the orphanage. God is caring for those children there."
"God has stirred up a desire in my heart to show His love to more people."
"It was somewhat depressing to see the many dilapidated dwellings in the country villages due to many years of neglect."
"It was encouraging to see the spiritual hope in many of the believers."
"This trip was definitely an eye opener for me, filled with many emotions from sadness to joy and disgust to unbelief and empathy, love and gratitude."
"The children at the orphanage are so happy, it is hard to believe someone would walk away from them."
"[One highlight was] helping others and seeing the smiles on their faces."
"[One highlight was] seeing the peace of God in the face of people, even when they go through so many trials."
"I want to serve the Lord more, not just with empty words."
"[One highlight was] seeing the joy of the Lord and the love for the Ukrainian people through Mary, Nadia, John and their siblings."
"It [this trip] made me realize that in this time and age that there are so many people who do not have what we consider necessities."
"I have learned how much can be done through the power of prayer."
"[This trip] made me aware of how much we waste, and how much desperate need [there is for] God's love in the world."
"[This trip] made me re-evaluate my spending, and what is a need verus a want."
"[I have been changed by having] really saw strength in family and I want that for my family."
"Seeing the poverty and thankfulness for our help encouraged me to help more."
"[One thing I will do differently is] be more open to the need in my own community."
"[Things I will do differently are] find ways to help the Ukraine while at home ... and focus on strengthening my relationship with God."
"[One highlight was] seeing the peace of our Lord on someone's face even though they are going through trials."
"[I have been changed in] that I want to serve God more."
"The house visit to Maria who had a burnt foot-she showed me that faith in the Lord can carry you through hardships."
"[One thing I will do differently is] to keeping praying for all these dear people and their spiritual leader."