Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Some pictures of the children during our first visits.

We visited our children the very next day. We would actually walk to the first orphanage to see Oksana and Nicholas which took about 40 minutes then we would visit Noah. His was a little further so we had to take a taxi. We visited them every day. Claudia and Elijah ( 12 and 11) truly enjoyed visiting. I think it gave them a true understanding of our children's way of life. It also hopefully inspired them to be open later in their grown life to adopt or do mission work.


  1. How WONDERFUL to see more pictures!! I think so often of you and your newest little ones and how they are doing and what they must look like now!

    Also, I just realized that YOU were the family adopting Artyom, Nastya and Maxim!! (My heart has always loved Maxim!) FANTASTIC!! I can't wait to see those three come home! No WONDER you were talking about a bus awhile back...! ;o)



  2. Jenny,
    Love your blog pics. where did you guys go in Ukraine, some of your pics look like where we were in Kharkov. You and Steven are amazing for going back for 3 more. My eyes fill with happy tears when I saw that you guys are the ones adopting Maxim, he is so cute. Hope you're doing well, just having torrential rain and flooding here today in the Boston area.