Thursday, June 25, 2009

Warm Weather

It's been pretty warm here in Kiev this past week. It's been right around 90 and is supposed to be that way for the next week or so. We recently bought some ice trays just in time!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Over the Weekend...

This past weekend was pretty busy for us. There are 3 couples in Kiev visiting right now so we were spending time with them. Steve and Dawn Sparks are in town for a vision trip. It was fun to meet Steve and see Dawn again! We had team worship Sunday afternoon and Paul Alexander preached on forgiveness. It was encouraging and nice to sing and hear preaching in English! Then, we took Bill and Martha Acker to the train station to catch their train to L'viv. They were also visiting us from Wisconsin for a vision trip. Gotta run. Off to lunch with some friends from English Club. Bye!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lenin

Yesterday we met with a guy who works with Campus Crusade in L'viv in Western Ukraine to talk about the college ministry there. We met under Lenin. This is the only statue of Lenin left in Kiev since Independence in 1991.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

We're back from our trip to Kherson over the weekend. We had a great time visiting the Churches in Kherson and Syropinsk and spending time with the MTW missionaries there. Here are some pictures.

Train station in Kherson


A replica of Catherine the Great's throne in the Kherson Orthodox Church


This is the Church building in Kherson. They're almost finished with the roof

Friday, June 12, 2009

We're leaving today to go to Kherson for the weekend. Our train leaves at 5 this afternoon and we arrive at 3:30 tomorrow morning. Woohoo! On the map you can see Kherson in south central Ukraine almost to the Black Sea

Monday, June 8, 2009

English Club

The group got a gift for Jon as it was his last English Club for the summer.

video

Thunderstorm

Last night we had a really cool thunderstorm and we took a video video

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Kherson

Today we successfully purchased train tickets for our trip to Kherson next weekend. Kherson is a city in southern Ukraine and we are going to visit the MTW team and Church there. I was a little nervous that we weren't going to be able to buy the tickets by ourselves, but we did. Kristen and I both were on short-term trips to Kherson about 5 years ago so it will be fun to see how things have changed.

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Member of the Family

Jon and Tracy are leaving for the summer and we are keeping their cat, Peanut, for them. They brought her over last night but I think she's still freaked out about the change. She likes it under our bed!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

English Club

Last night was Jon's last English Club for the summer. They are going back to the State's for the summer so we had a dinner banquet for he, Allison, and Natalie before English Club. There was a record turnout with 26 people! We had alot of fun hearing a story from each person about a time when they got completely wet by accident. Then we played a rousing game of 20 questions.