This week has been so full, both of excitement and discouragements. Eric has been pretty busy counseling the Christians here with different things going on in each of their lives. They need your prayers as they grow and we need your prayers as we handle each of these baby Christians that we may do it tenderly and with love.
We have really been wanting a family photo but it is always so difficult to get everyone together. This past Sunday before we headed out to services, we decided to have a short photo shoot. Though this is not a favorite photo of mine, everyone was actually looking, even if they don't look very happy.
Yuri drove in, saw us taking pictures and said "What about me?" Valodia is in the car as well, but he is hiding. Kristina was at her mom's this week for an orthodox "holiday" concerning the dead. Her mom is pressuring her so much and I know it is a real struggle for Kristina. I am the only other christian here in the village and it is very difficult to go for a visit with 3 kids. I try to visit at least once a week, but even that is hard. It takes at least 30 minutes to walk over with the kids - usually an hour.
Sammy was standing by the couch and his little chunky legs and feet looked so adorable that I HAD to get a picture.
You can't see all of the little plants in the distance, but I've counted over 15 tomato plants, 15 bell pepper plants, at least 20 cauliflowers (I wanted broccoli but couldn't find it), 10 green beans, 10 peas, LOTS of strawberry plants...then other things which haven't come up yet. Since most of you probably haven't started your gardens yet you'll think I'm crazy when I tell you that I started mine late!