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!

Friday, July 25, 2008

As Moldova turns...

This is starting top feel like a bad soap opera (which i recognize is a redundant phrase). We were denied our opportunity to open religious visas for katie and the kids. the explanation was that there was already a valid visa in their passports, and since the valid visas were issued in the N.Y. consulate office, Moldova could not invalidate them. I did show her my passport, where she did exactly that only two months ago, but she only replied that it was a mistake that she wouldn't make again.
The result is that we will have to renew the visas once more in three months, and then we will leave for the united states sometime in late January. and try to resolve this issue there.
In other news, we have found out that katie is pregnant. The baby is due sometime in March.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Moldova and other things

Once again we have to make a trip to Moldova. Hopefully we will have nothing 'exciting' to report.
Today we had close to 30 people in church, Galina is in the hospital recovering from her surgery. We also celebrated Benjamin's 5th birthday today.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Galina needs prayer

Galina is having some medical problems.  She is going into surgery this week to fix a perforated intestine.  It's pretty serious.

Friday, July 11, 2008

tearing out the wall

Watch out below!!! The sledge hammers were wild on 4th of July Sunday.  Eugene and Andrei were especially energetic.  I mostly cleaned up and tried to evade flying bricks.

When the dust settled this is what the room looked like.

Almost ready for church. We still have quite a bit of work before it's done, but it will be fine temporarily.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008