Standing in the middle of Independence Square in Kiev, it hit me how much the people of Ukraine have been through in the past century. Spending time with Ukrainians, you get the full story of difficult years in the past as well as their great hope for the future. That’s what makes the Ukrainian sense of national pride so inspirational—everywhere we looked, there were blue and yellow flags waving, people singing the national anthem, and locals wearing shirts with the symbol of Ukraine on them.
Ludmila saw an opportunity to diversify and work smarter. She knew she'd be in her shop selling items every day. Why not take a leap of faith and offer some things that aren't office supplies to supplement the seasons when sales are slower? Summer - inflatable mattresses for people in her area welcoming guests into town. Winter - artificial Christmas trees and decorations. When we asked her how her leap of faith went, she said, "Praise God, we've nearly sold it all." Give credit where it's due - to God - when you've taken a leap of faith and He's provided. God used Ludmila to provide items her community needs, and He blessed her in the process, too.
Ludmila displayed a heart of gratitude for God's provision.