Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Hello, Kristen here! I have not had the privilege of posting on here in quite some time and have lately been pondering on life changes.
I've read numerous books that should change my life, but only recently have I realized that this has not happened. Well, lasting change has not occurred anyway. I've started reading Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero. In the first chapter he says, and I loosely quote, "be prepared for a radical reformation in your life." This makes me excited! Ready to read the book, ready to make changes, ready to be a new person living expressly to serve my Savior. But I must admit I've felt this before to no avail. What will make the difference? Turning my life over to Jesus. Reading it prayfully, reading it humbly, reading it realistically; knowing it is not in my strength that change can be effected. I invite you to join me on this journey of radical life reformation and I ask you to ask me how it's going!

On the journey!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hello. We are still alive.

Well I haven't posted in a little while and I thought it might be good to give you an update on our plans for this fall.

As of right now we have officially raised 78% of our support. We have a trip out to Grove City in a few weeks and some other small meetings in October. We're hoping to leave sometime after that. We also need to attend a month-long training seminar in Brussels, Belgium in January. It sounds like it will be helpful and it will be great to live in Brussels for a month too!

Hopefully in the next week or so we'll have some good news about our support level as well... Till then!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Politics in Ukraine

Well, it looks like the government in Ukraine is coming apart once again. The governing coalition in the Parliament has fallen apart and now the 3 major parties (and other smaller parties) are negotiating to form a new governing coalition. If they can't agree then The President, Victor Yushchenko, will call new elections. Again.

You can read about it here in this BBC news article.