I am Moving to Ukraine

This is something I have been waiting to announce until the right time so here we are!

I am officially moving to Ukraine in January of next year to serve a ministry there (Ukraine Partners for Christ) and whatever needs they have. This is not what I thought I would be doing immediately after graduating college but God had His own plan!

The following is my Ukraine letter that is mailing out this week as well as a link to my Ukraine story from before college through every trip to how God directed me onto this path. 

Thank you so much for reading!

THE LETTER //

I didn’t think I would be here, yet again, writing another letter, but here it is.  

I graduate in December of this year. I am walking across that stage after 3 and a half amazing years at Grand Canyon University with so many memories, good and bad, and a sense of purpose. As every other senior, I’ve been dreaming and praying about what’s next. Honestly, before I left for Uganda I had a plan, a good plan. I would get a job in Phoenix, live with a close friend and move my furniture from storage in Vegas. When I went to Uganda, I prayed for clarity. It’s funny how God answers prayers. So while I was there God clearly told me to prepare, I am going somewhere in January. After returning to the states I sold my stuff and began praying about the where.  

After a few months of prayers and opportunities, I am following God’s leading. I am moving to Kharkiv, Ukraine in January of 2018. Ukraine Partners for Christ is a ministry a family friend has connections with and they are in need of another member. I don’t know what I will be doing once I get there but I know it is going to be hard yet good. Honestly, I know this sounds crazy. Move to a country where they don’t speak English, experience COLD weather, and have no clear purpose in going. How often are we called to take steps of obedience before getting a clear picture of the actual purpose?  

As I met with many different long term missionaries while in Uganda, the one consistent need they agreed on was community. I can’t do this without community. I need to share the struggles, the little progress and God’s big miracles with others. I need people to be praying for me, to build me up as I pour out in whatever way God calls me to. So I can serve to the best of abilities while relying on His strength. I also need sponsors. I need people committed to funding me monthly. My approximate costs will be $1000 a month. I don’t ask this lightly, please please pray about this. 

I made a page on my website that has all the links. I wrote down my entire heart story from before the Philippines to now plus pictures, so give it a read. I have the link to Paypal if you are urged to support financially and an email list sign up. To stay in communication with my community I will be sending out monthly emails with updates and prayer requests as I am adventuring next year. Please put your email in to stay connected! 

// Link to the story + donation link. //

I am beyond excited and slightly nervous about what is to come. Thank you so much for doing life with me so far. Our God is so so good. 

With love, 

 

 

Ashley

Ashley

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