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God is faithful

Hello everyone!
Life is crazy and full of adventures! For the past 6-9 months I have been praying hard for God to show me what it is that I am supposed to do in life. My dad one day said "what about being a missionary?" Heck yeah, that is exactly what God wants me to do! As many of you know I grew up in an orphanage in Russia, and ever since I became a christian, my heart was always with the orphans. I know what it feels like to be in an orphanage. See there are a few things my caregivers did not do..they didn't show love and care. They were there to do their job, check if we did our homework, made sure we brushed our teeth, and made sure we stayed out of trouble. Those things are great and I am forever grateful that they took the time to do that, however, there were no hugs, no care, no love, no encouragement. None of that. God has shown me that the little children should be cared for, should be loved! So that's where this adventure begins, I've been praying and praying for God to open doors, and guess what? He is so faithful and he did! =) Indonesia, Surabaya Pondok Hayat (house of life) is where i will be volunteering  for about 4-6months! This orphanage focuses on unwed mothers and their children. My job will consist of taking care of the babies/kids, and helping the new moms to deal with them. As well as encouraging them and sharing the love of Christ. Which excites me more than anything! Just a couple of months ago, I completely fell in love with life all over again, I realized that I am not living this life on my own, Christ and I are in this together! He will never leave me nor forsake me, He is here! The last thing I want to do is waste my life! Oh God dont let me waste my life! John Piper says: "If my life was to have a single, all satisfying, unifying passion, it would have to be God's passion. God's passion was the display of His own glory and the delight of my heart." Gods passion is to be a father to the fatherless, my passion is to show the kids just that! There is a Father and He is faithful!
Philippians 1:21 - For me to live is Christ and to die is gain! 


Natalia! =)

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