When I look back at the past two months of my life, there is one word that I think particularly suits how I feel: adventure. I got to live in a country I’d never been to, be with people I didn’t know, use my love for writing as I had never done before and see God in ways I could have never imagined.       

Mission to Ukraine overflows with stories of redemption and life, everyday visual reminders of God’s active hand in their work.

I worked with Mission to Ukraine, focusing on their crisis pregnancy center. Between counseling sessions, small Bible studies, home visits and abstinence talks, these women are busy. But in spite of all the work they had to do, they always invited me to come along with them! I got to truly experience this mission and see with my own eyes how they are impacting their society in Zhytomyr.       

It was incredible to see the ways God is currently working through the lives of these brothers and sisters. He transforms lives in the midst of poverty, sadness, death and crisis. He opens hearts to His love through the Mission to Ukraine staff. He provides for people in unimaginable ways. Nothing was more encouraging for me as an American college student than to see God working right in front of me.       

My adventure took me many places and opened my eyes to new things, but the best part of it all was the way I saw God in different ways throughout it all.       

Learning Life

What do babies, beets and coffee have in common?

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No Choice

What happens when you don’t take the easy way out?

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Time Away

April brings showers, May brings flowers, but what does June bring?     

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Culture Guide: Surviving Dinner

Like I always say, deliciousness is next to Godliness.      

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Taboo

It’s time for “the talk.”    

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Culture Guide: Expert Navigating Tips

A guide to navigation that even Sacagawea would be proud of…   

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Hard to Forget

Who better to talk to than the woman who was there at the very beginning?

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Substitute Husband

What happens when your husband decides he doesn’t want your baby?      

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Photo Gallery: The Village

I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this…       

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About the Author: Lauren Schneider was a summer intern with World Next Door in 2010. She is a Journalism/Mass Communications major at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Lauren loves writing and photography and could eat Chick-fil-A every day for the rest of her life.

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