Hello family and friends,
During my return trip to the Kiev airport to accompany Milan Anderson, visiting doctor of chiropractic from America, the Bible verse Matthew 10:16 came alive in my mind and my experience. “Behold I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves.” Here is the story. Our driver asked us to meet him at a location that required two different lines on the subway. At the subway track, we asked directions. We listened closely to the explanation in Russian, followed the directions and found the second line. As we approached the track, I noticed that my wallet was missing. My wallet had been picked out of my front pocket.
My heart sank. I had just read a report from the American Embassy about identity theft. My train ticket, credit card and other things were in my wallet. At the moment, all I could do was continue my mission to get to the location where we would meet the driver. When Dr. Anderson and I sat down at a table to wait for the driver, I was still in shock over what to do. Then a surprise occurred. As he set his open bag on the floor, he pulled out my wallet and sat it on the table. The thief had dropped my wallet into his bag after he took what he wanted. His first words were, “God is really watching over you.” I looked through my wallet to see what was missing. The money–less than $25–was gone. The phone card, a value of $5 was gone. Everything else was intact. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want….” How big is your God?
In the 7 days that Dr. Anderson was here, he helped about 40 people relieve their pain. He had hoped to help more, but there were a number of factors that got in the way. Even so, the door has been opened. His giving heart, excellent chiropractic knowledge and skill, and his warm bedside manner, won the hearts of the Ukrainian people. They had accepted pain as part of life; now, people he treated have a new outlook.
Blessings of love and healing,