Kenadie Blogging from the Ukraine

Visiting the Psychological Center

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5/27

 

Today was one of those days I don't think I will be able to fully explain in words. One of those "you had to be there" moments. 

This morning we left the house around 8:30am and went with the team to visit the center where all the boys live. The buildings look nice from the outside and the grounds are well kept but the concepts and the quality of life are hard to swallow. 

We spent majority of the day in the "Isolation hall" this is where the boys that have the hardest time doing things on their own stay. They have around 70 boys in the entire institution and about 20 of them are in this hall. These boys were so special. They all were so different and unique in their own ways and all had individual strengths. It was incredible to see the personality from each boy and just sit and love on them. Jed played the guitar and we sang with them, fed them lunch, and just sat and talked with them. 

 

After visiting the institution it gave us a whole new perspective on what Jed and Kim are doing here and what it looks like to love your neighbor wholeheartedly. Seeing the boys they have already been able to bring home, and the boys in the institution is night and day. It's so cool to see the growth the boys are able to make when they are taken out of the institution. 

Today was eye opening in many ways and I feel so lucky to have been able to experience this. I really enjoyed spending time with these boys and gaining more understanding on what Wide Awake International is doing. The Lord is at work with these boys and this institution. Many positive changes have been made and I'm excited to see what's to come. 

Looking forward to talking again! 

love love,

Kenadie

6 Comments

Kenie thanks for sharing your experience. It was a joy to walk the hall together.

So appreciate your bog!
What great memories you will learn from this. I remember when my oldest daughter Cami went to a camp in BC. And my youngest went to a huge event in NC. I still have her Testimony she did at church. You Go girl
What great memories you will learn from this. I remember when my oldest daughter Cami went to a camp in BC. And my youngest went to a huge event in NC. I still have her Testimony she did at church. You Go girl
Thankyou for posting your thoughts and feelings as you experience life in Ukraine. We want ro experience as much as we can without physically being there. Thankyou for helping me to pray specifically. So much love and prayers!
How precious are they in His sight. ❤️
We are praying for you all! As the Wide Awake Team and all their family pours out love and kindness, that you all will be filled to overflowing. Say hello to Jed & Kim, miss you all!
This moment, this experience, a true Gift to these boys, happened because of your heart to answer HIS calling. Blessings to you as you serve and grow in this very important work.

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