Welcome to our site!

We are a small congregation located in southern Ukraine. Through this site we hope to keep you posted of the happenings here in Nikopol, as well as introduce you to our congregation. This site is intended as a precursor to a more comprehensive website in the future, but until then don't be a stranger, and feel free to leave your comments!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

February inconvenience

  I apologize for not posting more frequently.  This is a hectic month so far.  we are preparing to move in a week, and we have to do a bit to get the apartment ready for inhabitability (no hot water, cigarette smell etc.).  This month has been a little inconvenient for the church as well.  It happened to be that in the process of rezoning, we have to switch our electrical service from private to commercial, which is billed at a different rate. At the same time it would have cost us an extra $500 to keep our gas service, which is what we used for heating.  Unfortunately, they decided to cut the gas first, and then told us not to use the electrical, due to the billing at a lower rate this catch-22 has left the building a little colder for services.  I have run the electric heaters for service times, but that's it.  

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fun day...

If your idea of a fun day is a wild bureaucratic goose chase, that is. As it turns out, at some point in the near future, I will have to leave the country. For me to be registered through the church here, I have to have a 'missionary visa'. This will allow us to be here for up to a year without having to leave.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Eugene helping out

Eugene is going to be filling in for Adrian as youth group leader for the month of February. We have noticed a growing maturity, as well an excitement about his Christianity.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Busy Month Ahead

   February looks to be a busy month.  With the Merrill's in Minsk, I will do the bulk of teaching.  In addition to studies with Zhenya, Vadeem, and Vasilli, I have to start our permanent registration process, and Katie and I have to clean up a new apartment, have a hot water heater and shower installed, and get our stuff packed and moved!