Matthew 25: 35-40

"I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me." -Matthew 25:35-36

"Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." -Matthew 25:37-40

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My New Home at Ruuska Village

"The Sweet Brat Club"

I feel like a "mom" for the first time in my life; I love them all like my own! Samson and Jennyka moved into my house, along with Simon, Gracie, and Katyna. It makes me so happy to have these children confide in me about the most simple details in their lives. I know a person would naturally wonder, "How could there be enough love to go around?" Sometimes it's trying, but with God as our Father there is more than enough love! Furthermore, how can we measure or put a limit on God's love? Or our love? How can I question why I am here when every morning I wake up to Marie Grace's giggle coming from her crib, Simon's big eyes looking at me, and Katyna's beautiful dimpled smile? They need me, and I need them. Every day Gracie brings a smile to my face! And THEN there is Samson peeing in his toothbrush cup because he didn't want to wake me to unlock the door! ;-) He actually did that! ha ha

I pray for my babies' safety. I have FAITH God will meet their needs and trust He will direct me in the path of being a just and virtuous woman.

Another prayer for myself is to learn and apply Proverbs 12 to my life!

"Whosoever loves instruction and correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is like a brutal beast, stupid, and indiscriminating. A good man obtains favor of the Lord, but a man of wicked devices he condemns. A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall never be moved." Proverbs 12:1-3


  1. Lacey, I love this post and the beautiful spirit behind it. God has given you such a special task for this season and I believe He is well pleased with how you are carrying it out - and I know that your kids are blessed by being with you!

  2. Loooove the update, and pictures! Thanks!

  3. Love the update--LOVE the pictures--Wow, we are blessed to read these updates Lacey--Keep it up!!

  4. Lacey, that is so special and you have felt that inner feeling.
    All the work you have placed towards those little ones is so impressive...
    You Go Girl

    Love Ya Jennifer

  5. Hey Lacey! I'm not very used to blogspot, so I don't really know if I am commenting in the right section or not, but I just wanted to say hey! I went to Ruuska in 2008, and I am going back this summer for a couple weeks in July I think. I loved reading this and would love to talk to you more about, well, everything! I feel as if we have the same ambitions in life, and that's a rare find. My name is Taylor Beeler, and I'm a guy, not a female Taylor haha. which is also kindof rare. You can add me on facebook, or you can drop me an email at

    I look forward to getting in contact with you!


  6. Hi Lacey I Am creating a fundraiser to raise money to sent me out to Haiti In Aug. I am coming witha friend Lauren and I cant wait to get out there and start helping!I belive I will be going for two weeks and will be satying and help working in Ruuska village where you are now! I dont know if you can write me back but it would be great if you could!

    Thanks Kelly


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