When I knew that the Lord wanted me to go to Ukraine I thought a little bit about the fact that I was only 17. The thought that kept going through my mind was why God would want to send me, an immature teenager to Ukraine. I didn't know how I would be able to make a difference. On the plane ride to Ukraine I found a verse in Jeremiah that really spoke to my heart. Even though this verse was meant specifically for Jeremiah, it really encouraged me. I wrote down this verse in my journal entry on July 31st, 2001.