Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sharing at churches...

A quick 5 minute video about our involvement in ministry in Kaharlyk.


Enjoying Arizona

This is probably the best time of the year to enjoy Arizona...mainly the mountains of outer phoenix. First the weather is incredible (55f or 12c) and the desert is springing with life. I wanted to show my friends in Ukraine a little of what the Arizona Desert looks like.

I am standing in front of a Giant Saguaro cactus. Because it just rained it is plumper than normal. This is a plant with a very shallow root base. It collects as much desert water after a rain from the surface. It then stores it inside to live on through the very hot summer months. It is "fluted" vertically so it can expand and contract with water.

Here is a "jumping cactus". No, it doesn't really jump but gets its name from the cactus needles it releases when brushed up against. When the needles go in, they curl on the ends like fish hooks. Last time I got some in me I had to use pliers to get the needles out.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

2007 Kaharlyk ministry video presentation

Here is a small video presentation we have put together to show our supporters what life is like for us here in Kaharlyk, Ukraine. The Lord opened some great opportunities in 2007. Here is just a sample...Enjoy.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

all together again...

Well, we made it through some long flights and a few days of jet-lag and are now enjoying the sunshine here in Arizona. The kids are enjoying seeing their grandparents and cousins. Micah and I have already enjoyed some excellent Mexican food!!! We are gearing up for a busy two months visiting our supporting churches and catching up with friends and family.