So, we are new to this blogging thing, but it seems like the best way for our family and friends to keep up with what we are doing. And what are we doing? Well, we are learning to live in a foreign country, attempting to learn a new language, trying to raise four very active children, finishing building our home, and finally, looking to see what ministry God would have us be a part of here in Kaharlyk, Ukraine.
We've been here a year, and what a year it has been. Tons of new experiences, trials, surprises, joys, and new friendships. We are starting to understand how things work here; that it takes forever to get anything done, that it is all about who you know, that the Ukrainian people love to display their hospitality, that driving in Kiev is a high-risk activity. All that aside, we see God working here in Ukraine and that is more exciting than any of our experiences. We feel blessed to be able to be a part of what He is doing here. What that part will be, we don't fully know yet. We are just taking it day by day, looking for little opportunities to serve and help out where needed.
Side note from Christy: It has been almost 10 years since my dad passed away. Today would have been his 57th birthday. I have been thinking about him quite a bit lately. At one time in his life he had prayed about taking a mission trip to Russia, but it never happened. He would be thrilled that we are here serving in Ukraine. He would also be thrilled that he has 7 grandsons, and of course, one granddaughter.