December, 2022

December, 2022

I’m back in the States – Norton, MA to be exact.  Oh, how difficult it was to leave my precious babies at Albina, and ‘kids’ at Barza Mica.  The little ones at Albina love having Corina and me with them but are really clueless at my coming and going.  However, my having to leave is nearly as painful for our ‘kids’ at Barza as it is for me.  Please pray that the Lord will guard our hearts.

Much was accomplished in November – more veggies delivered to Barza.  A building on the grounds has gone through an extreme renovation to house foods and goods (Casa Provizii).  Casa Noua has a brand new roof on it – and the ‘outdoor kitchen’ has been in use for a few weeks now, with constant finishes done on it.  That’s a lot – and it’s all thanks to you who so selflessly give!!  THANK you!!  The orphanage is on the side of a mountain, so now it is really important to build a fence around much of the property to keep the bears out before they go into hibernation!

It was a time of JOY to take 10 of our kids from Barza to McDonald’s.  We ate to our fill and topped our lunch off with a caramel sundae.  SO much laughing and loving going on,  and just having the best time, ever!   (for pics, you can email me at with your email address)

Amazing news – a precious couple from the States has given a $17,000.00 Matching Fund to Love From Above for a new van for Canaan (our church).  It is imperative that we have this van not only to deliver thousands of kilograms of veggies and other foods and supplies to Barza Mica – and to pick up adults and children for church – but to deliver food, goods, and supplies to the interior of Ukraine.  Ukrainians are suffering already in this cold weather – and going for days upon days without food.  If you sense the Lord’s using you to help with the Matching Fund – THANK you!!  A check (with ‘van’ marked on the memo line) can be sent to:   Love From Above  –  19 Berry Street  –  Norton, MA 02766      – or, you can donate online.  Go to  – click on ‘Donate’  – click on the arrow and indicate that your gift is for ‘van’.

A most Joyous, Blessed, and Merry Christmas to you all!

‘For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’    – Isaiah 9.6