Bill and Helen Lovelace are missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries. Bill is a pastor in the United Methodist Church of Ukraine, and Helen runs the Dosvitok Street Children Center in the Ukrainian city of Kiev. ‘Dosvitok’ is the Russian word for ‘daybreak,’ and it is the name of Helen’s center because it opens each morning at ‘daybreak’ so the abandoned children of Kiev have a safe place to go for meals, shelter, and heath care. Helen once shared with one of our churches how missionaries came to visit her center one Christmas, bringing with them gifts and candy. During their time there, they also shared the story of Jesus’ birth with the children. As they did so, the children listened intently. For many, it was the first time they had heard it. Being homeless and unwanted themselves, they readily related to the holy family’s plight, and were touched by the thought that God would become homeless and unwanted to offer them the gift of eternal life.