Monday, December 29, 2008

Holy Buckets!!

Wow, sorry it's been so long since I last wrote! It's now definitely official that we can leave this Friday to move to Kiev. We got our passports and visas in the mail today!! We weren't really worried as I had heard from the guy who was helping us with the Consulate last week that they were in the mail. But it definitely is nice to have them in hand!

On Sunday our Church had a commissioning service for us and it was a wonderful time to pray and be encouraged by our Church as they send us to Ukraine. I am excited to go to Ukraine and it feels quite real now as we are fully moved out of our apartment and have everything that we are taking to Ukraine packed in 4 suitcases. God has been good to us over the last few years of preparing and we trust in his sovereignty and power to work through us. Thanks for your prayers. Keep at it!

Our flight leaves out of JFK this Friday at 6:30pm and we'll arrive in Kiev at 11:30am on Saturday. We'll keep you updated on our status and will maybe post a few pictures once we arrive. Till then!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


We've been thinking and sorting through the things that we want to ship to Kiev this week. Hopefully we'll get those things packed into 2 or 3 boxes and shipped out by the end of this week! Our apartment, or "flat" as they call them in Ukraine, is starting to look pretty messy with boxes and stuff laying around!

We have a few items (some kitchen stuff, bookcase, etc.) that we are looking to get rid of. If you're interested let us know.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

One-way Tickets

Just wanted to let you all know that we bought our flight tickets. We're leaving for Kiev on Friday January 2!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Lord's Provision

Yesterday Garrett and I were discussing all of the things that had developed that day in our plans to leave for Ukraine. Garrett said he found out that our visas are going to cost $600 instead of the $100 we had budgeted for. Being a person who tends toward worrying, I was of course worried! This afternoon Garrett called me at work to let me know that someone called and wanted to give us $600 in one time support. No coincidence that this is what we needed to cover our visa costs! What a faithful God we serve!

Praising our great God,

Monday, December 1, 2008