As some of you know, we had to take a trip to Poland to renew our visas. After all that has been going on, I was in bad need of a break. The beginning of our trip was quite rough and a definite time of testing for our family, as both of our little girls had caught a flu bug. Lydia seemed to recover quickly, but we were afraid we were going to spend our trip to Poland in the hospital with Anna.
After Anna started feeling better, we were able to have a little bit of a rest while we were in Poland. Krakow is a beautiful city, but it is SO nice to be back home. Back to our home here in Ukraine. I like having to renew our visas at this time of year because it is SO nice to go away after the long winter and even nicer to come back to a city beginning to bloom, with revival in our hearts. HOME!
Since being home, we've hit the ground running. Eric just started Bible lessons with Vladamir Vonavich. He is the older gentleman I mentioned earlier. PLEASE be praying for his salvation. We do not know how much time he has left. He seems to be aging very quickly lately. We greatly desire to see him saved.
While Eric is doing the Bible lesson with Vladamir, I have started a children's lesson for the 3 kids we have. We had a fun time, and it was great for my Russian as I have to teach the whole lesson in Russian. Max was my big helper. He held up the pictures and repeated each phrase that I said. Normally it would be annoying to have someone repeat everything you say, but it is very helpful when you are learning a new language. If I said it incorrectly, he would just make the changes so that I could hear how I NEEDED to say it. It also helped him pay more attention and it made sure that he understood what I was trying to say. Pray that this time will not only keep the kids busy, but also help them to grow in the scriptures. Pray that God will give me the ability to explain things correctly in Russian. I plan on having my Russian teacher help me prepare my lessons when she comes on Mondays and Thursdays.
Pray also for a lady named Tatianna. She has shown an interest in starting Bible lessons. We will be contacting her this week to see when I can start Bible lessons with her. Eric will be watching the kids this time. I wonder, should I leave my "BOX" for him? ;)