Trivia: I’m up in the northern point of Virginia. The sunrise is actually coming over a bit of West Virginia.

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looking back, in and forward

I’m in the Shenandoah valley on a planning retreat. Hiking clears my mind. Since the Appalachian Trail is nearby, I took advantage…

“My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭17:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The climb up the section I was on is a mostly rocky path…

It was worth the effort…

Before I struck out on this hour of exertion, I planned the trip so I wouldn’t fall down one of these…

“Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:26‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Afterward, it was back to work with a view…

To ponder our path on a regular basis is valuable. It is helpful to be reminded…

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:7-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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“But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant, and save the son of your maidservant.

Show me a sign of your favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because you,

Lord, have helped me and comforted me.”(Psalm‬ ‭86:15-17‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

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Into harm’s way…

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm‬ ‭27:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

Just now I received these pix. On the way to deliver food to a village in harm’s way, our partners have taken some food to those serving on the front.

Thank God for these who stand between armed aggressors and unarmed Ukrainians folks in villages and towns in the east.

May this gift of meals and words of the gospel show the love of Christ!

May God get glory!

Please pray for peace.

Please pray for our ability to continue to support the efforts of our partners.

Thank you for praying and giving.


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strength is in the Lord

At 02:09 local time this morning all of Ukraine was under the air raid sirens.

When any of us are under attack of any kind, let us be reminded of The LORD’s admonition to Joshua:

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭ESV)‬‬

Whether it’s a lion’s den, a dying loved one, or an air raid, let us focus our hearts and minds on the ppromises of God.

He is with us.


Please pray for peace.

Please pray for those who serve nonstop.

Please pray that many will give to help feed, house and give the gospel to the displaced inside Ukraine.

100% of gifts go to Ukraine.


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Where food is scarce…

The delivery of meals is shifting to eastern and northeastern Ukraine. In these areas, food is scarce, especially where the fighting continues.

The movement of people also continues as families move toward safer regions.

The work of our partners continues, delivering meals, short term housing and meals, and long term housing.

One thing is clear. God is doing amazing things through these incredible servants of God.

I know that they would want God to receive all the glory. Indeed, he does. But he has chosen this group of brothers and sisters to do an amazing thing, the feeding and caring of so many.

Glory to God indeed!

From the eastern part of Ukraine…

To date our partners have delivered over 82,000 meals to desperate people.

At present there are 100 persons living long term at the camp without cost to them.

Each night folks come through for a hot meal and a clean bed as they move to safer regions. Over 8,000 have been served since the war began.

This is possible, largely, because of folks like you who have donated to this great endeavor through CEO.

100% of every dollar you give goes to Ukraine.

ZERO administrative fees.

CEO is paying all bank fees.

100% of your gift goes to feed and house these people.

Thank you for praying. God is answering!

Thank you for giving.


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