Friday, April 18, 2008

Rap concert

The social worker in town set up a special rap concert featuring Brandon yesterday at the House of Culture. We weren't sure what to expect, most events we do there draw a minimal crowd and they usually leave after 15 minutes. Well, we were blown away by how many kids showed up! Maybe 200 kids...and they stayed the whole time! So, they heard 6 or 7 of Brandon's songs, as well as his testimony and the gospel message. There was such a great response and we are excited to see how many kids come to youth group tonight! Pray that God waters the seeds that were planted and brings many to Himself!

Jaden, Jeremy, Mark and Matthew gettin their groove on...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Karie's back!!!

Karie Hughes from Arizona is back with us along with two team members, Lisa and Brandon. They are sharing with kids in a village called Sloboda about abstinence, as well as training several Ukrainian girls from Kaharlyk and surrounding towns. They are teaching the kids about purity and the risks of pre-marital sex, including facts on STD's, AIDS, and abortion. Brandon will be sharing his rap talent and testimony with the kids in school and also at a concert in town later this week. It has already been such a blessing to have them here and we are seeing amazing things happen! God is at work and we are so thankful for this opportunity to be a part of what He is doing in the lives of the young people in this country!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

a new talent...

Justin is trying to copy what his sister and brothers do. I walked into the boys room and found him up on the stool typing on the keyboard, attempting to play one of Jer's computer games. He found the whole thing very hilarious!!!

Lost another one...

So, it might not seem like a big deal to anyone else, but to us parents, when our kid loses their first teeth, it is quite exciting! Dad tried for a few days to get this sucker out with no luck, but then mom came to the rescue and yanked it right out! How cute he looks!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Enjoying a warm day in Kaharlyk...

We are settling back into life here in Ukraine. The kids enjoyed a nice spring day outdoors yesterday, planting flowers with dad and riding their bikes up and down the driveway. We are looking forward to seeing the flowers around town start blooming as the temps start rising. The kids are ready to start their exploration of the forest and parks here in Kaharlyk!