The week before that we were camping on a different mountain range and working with gypsies. That was the most challenging VBS of the summer. It was hard, but I am so glad that we did it. When thirteen children come forward to pray, you know that it is worth everything you put in to it! We also fed the children at this camp. Here they are enjoying the watermelon. Then the 10-15 of Aug we had our youth camp by the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. It was a great camp even though were missed Katrina who was in the US getting her leg fixed. I have a lot of pictures to share with you as soon as i get them all organized. So you can look forward to hearing all about it. Here is one picture for you though. We had 25 campers and two teams. This is just one of the teams. Jeff and Stephannie Appling were the team leaders and Stepon was the translator. Jeff and Tonya Duddek were the leaders of the other team.
We want to thank everyone who has been praying for us this summer. God gave us help and protection all along the way. A week ago we got back home to Osikiva and started right into home school. Here in Ukraine, school always starts on Sept 1st. So we have one week of school done. But things haven't slowed down very much for us yet. Tomorrow we have to get on a train and leave the country to keep our visas legal. If you think about it say a prayer for us. God is helping. We are encouraged, but very tired. So I will catch you up in more detail when I return.