Friday, January 30, 2009

I was able to spend some time with Katrina this last week. We had a great time of fellowship.
Jason preaching in a small village house church with Roman as translator. These ladies were from the Chernobyl area, where Jason first started passing out Bibles in 99.

Jason & Josh getting the ice off of our roof, it was a foot thick in some places

This is how we get milk in Ukraine

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yes, we love snow. Infact our family usually loves lots of snow. But when you have an appointment to meet and you get stuck just driving down the road. Well, your love for snow becomes less real quick. We weren't even trying anything dangrous or off road(I can't say this is always true). Just going to Kiev. We didn't even get out of our own village and driving through a drift our low clearance van just didn't make it. And what a fine time to find out that the four wheel drive is going out. Praise the Lord we got out and made it down the road. Thanks for your prayers.
Sometimes all the paperwork can get you a little down!!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

This is an elderly lady that is bed fast that Jason and pastor Roman was able to visit. She has been in bed for two years now and her family comes and brings her food and checks on her twice a day. That little back box you see in the picture is called a proclaimer and it plays scripture to her. She can listen to the Bible being dramatized in her own language. This is one way that God's Word is being spread here in Ukraine.
This is Joanna and Baba Vera. She is one of the faithful ladies in our little church. She is a lady that has quite an opinion on things. She asked Jason the first Sunday we were here, why couldn't he preach in Ukrainian. Sometimes she seems stern, but this last week we saw a different side of her. She brought a bag of food to share with us. And it touched me so much that even though we don't speak Russian or Ukrainian good enough for her, she still wants to offer her friendship. What a treasure.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Making candy sacks to pass out at the Christmas programs
Jason had good devotions that made us all think even at 12:00am!

Our cold but happy group outside our home.

We had lots of fun together in the snow!

Teens from Nova Odessa

On the second of Jan. we brought 5 teenagers from Nova Odessa to spend some time in our home. Our hope and goal was to reconnect with them and be an influence for good in their lives. These teens were children in our Kid's Club when were working in Nova Odessa. We all had a great time and can't wait until we can get together again. We feel with Gods help we were able to encourage those who were trying to be Christians and influence those who have dropped out of church. Every night we had group devotions and they seemed t look forward to even our serious times together. Of course we had a lot of fun times play games, sledding, and working together. Thanks to all of you who prayed for us during this time. We sure needed it. God gave us strength ( even when we didn't get to bed before 3am). We had some very good talks and we feel God is talking to some of them. Keep them in your prayers. Thanks!

Jason showing old pictures of Kid's Club 03-04
The children did this Christmas program on Jan 4th & the 7th in two different villages
Our littlest angel

Jason preaching through translator on Christmas Jan 7th