I’ve been thinking a lot about purpose and passion this new year.
Life In Ukraine
We made it to 2015! Doesn’t it feel good to have a new start? Last year was a challenge. Life in Ukraine was especially challenging due to the violence of war and conflict. Our lives personally were challenging due to things that happened to us.
Mary and I got to spend the weekend in Kyiv from Friday evening through Sunday at lunchtime. Without kids. Just the TWO of us.
In just a little bit I will be heading to the police station again to try and get a corrected police report from the theft several weeks ago. There seems to be no way to get the copy of my Permanent Residency documents without the corrected report. Please pray that God will just cause them …
Philippians 4:6-7 is a great verse. But I have to admit, it’s so hard to live by. I mean, in reality, who doesn’t want the “peace of God.” Vines describes it as “sense of rest and contentment consequent thereon”. That sounds good to me
We decided to take Micah with us. 1. He loves to go out. 2. He rarely gets to out with just us (Mary and I). 3. We thought it would be good for the people there to see him.
This morning I sat down get some pictures from our former website (back when we were trying to keep two sites going) and read the post I wrote on our one year anniversary of our move to Ukraine. It made me grateful all over again.
We have been invited to speak at a conference in Kyiv for people who care for orphans (with special needs). We are kind of an oddity, I guess. But that’s okay. It gives us a chance to talk to people that we would never be able to talk to otherwise.
Our trip to the refugee center with the students got off to a rather rocky start. Well, kind of. We left the school for our 10 minute drive to the center in 6 cars. I was the last car in the group and was following – since I had no idea where I was going. At all.
The weather has been incredible. Highs in the high 60s and low 70s. You just don’t get any better than that in Ukraine – in October!! They say (who is “they”, anyway?) that this means the winter is going to be unbearable. Well, we’ll find out. For now, we will just enjoy the wonderful weather while we can.