Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Our past few weeks...

Here is what we've been up to...

Micah and Josie went to the island for Camp 120.





Chris and Aaron Ward from Calvary Chapel Maricopa came to check out what is happening in Kaharlyk.





We spent some time in Kiev with Chris and Aaron and the gang.





Found some awesome fields of sunflowers and took a photo...





Micah played paintball here in town: Kaharlyk vs. Rzhishschiv...



We rid the house of lice. What a pain! We had to shave Jaden's head and here is a picture before we finished the job...




Well, that is about it. Hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Friends from Arizona


We have had a great time with Pastor Chris and his son Aaron from CC Maricopa. They have had a chance to see what the Lord is doing behind the scenes here in Kaharlyk. They have been staying at the church in the newly renovated guest room. Right now, the new remodeled kitchen serves as a popular hangout for most ministry in church. Chris and Aaron have not seemed to mind the constant activity around them. Yesterday, we went to the park and stadium to ride bikes and after had lunch in front of the church. We also had an opportunity to help Baba Olya prune her trees in her yard. It was a major job, and she was extremely grateful. After, she had us sit and eat borscht, sala, bread and cucumbers. It was a good cultural experience for Chris and his son and a chance to see Ukrainian hospitality and food.

Our family has also found some relaxing time to eat and fellowship. It has been a blessing having them here and we are discussing plans for a future trip with a team next summer.



I took this picture because it reminded me of what patience looks like. One guy, one small lawnmower and one giant soccer field...does "job security" come to mind?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Off to the island...



Please be praying for us as we head off for Camp 120 for 5 days. Josie, Jhenya, Emily (our dog) and I will be roughin it on an island along the Dnipro with 160 others. We will live in tents, bring our own water and food. I liken this event to "Survivor Ukraine" but no one gets voted off. We will also be enjoying games, fellowship, times of worship and Bible study. I am to teach on Thursday morning but am still waiting on the Lord for direction. I am excited because this is a great opportunity to get away from all the busyness and wait upon the Lord. I pray the Lord refreshes our hearts and draws us closer to Him this week.

Friday, July 4, 2008

A new patio and a celebration...

Micah completed his patio project just in time for our 4th of July celebration. It took him 3 full days to complete. He said it was the hardest, labor-intensive work he's ever done. It turned out great. Now we have a place to hang out on these nice summer nights! Thank you to my wonderful hubby for your hard work!!!




We celebrated the 4th of July with the Footes and the Silvas. We had a BBQ with hotdogs and real buns and even set off some fireworks. It was a fun day hanging out with our fellow American missionaries and enjoying our new patio!


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