Only by the grace of God is this not what Masha would be facing today:
The bedrooms have been built and the beds are made. Chairs are at the table, food is ready to prepare, hugs and love abound. Friends have blessed us with bags and bags of clothes in various sizes that await the eager hands of children to sort through and claim.
We have sold things, held give-aways, been advocated for by many loving friends who raised the bulk of the $16,000 that we have so far. We still need about $10,000. We need to pay for airfare and in-country stay. We are working and scraping, and I KNOW that God will provide it. If you have any ideas for me about how to raise this last bit (yep, BIT), please don't hesitate to share them with me.
Please pray for the children who are facing this reality today, and thank you all for staving off this fate for my four precious children.