Toya Aultman – As I’ve watched the news unfold over the past few weeks, one phrase kept coming to mind — “Yellow Blue Bus!” “Yellow Blue Bus?” you may ask yourself. Let me explain. My son went to UCA Child Study Center in Conway for a year of preschool. While he was there, his teacher, Cindy Williams, went on a mission trip to the Ukraine. She taught them by saying “yellow blue bus” in English, to Ukrainian ears, it sounds like “I love you.”
I can’t imagine what the mothers in the Ukraine are thinking now as they care for their young children, but I’d love to tell them “yellow blue bus.” The men that stayed behind to fight for their country? “Yellow blue bus.” Those pastors who still gather their people together in worship then go back to basements to sleep? “Yellow blue bus.” The missionaries and people from neighboring countries taking refugees into their own homes and apartments? “Yellow blue bus.” Those organizations on the ground trying to provide basic needs? “Yellow blue bus.”
Even now as I type these words, it’s dark on that side of the world. The other side of the world that has been turned upside down. While they may be thousands of miles away from us, we can still pray and help where we can. Today, let’s not worry over the cost of gas over human life. Let us not be more concerned about the stock market, than the toll it is taking on marriages and families. Let’s forget about the price of groceries and think about the children huddled in subway stations. Let’s love one another and pray. Pray. Pray!
Jesus commanded us in John 15:12 to love one another as He loves us. And if you didn’t know it, He loved us enough to die for us, so we can live for Him and love each other.
Let’s show Ukraine we love them, and we are praying for them! Buy a “Yellow Blue Bus, Ukraine!” shirt at stores.inksoft.com/yellow_blue_bus_ukraine. 100% of proceeds will go to the BMAA Missions Ukrainian Relief fund!
“Yellow blue bus!”