Our friends the Pruitts, are hosting a young boy from Ukraine this summer. His name is Vlad (the one in the blue “M & M” shirt). He lives in an orphanage and has never had a birthday party of any kind. Yesterday we were able to participate in a very special party—Vlad’s very first birthday party! Somehow I think that there is a helpful comparison in the joy we received from seeing Vlad smile to the joy the Father receives when we receive, smile and delight in the gift of the gospel. What a uniquely special party.