Prayer requests... we have been privileged to be a part of a baptism this morning... thank the Lord for saving these three ladies ... please pray for them as they begin their walk with the Lord... also please pray for their families as some are already christians and some are not. the team is in fervant prayer for these. Pray for this evenings' services, both with adults and later youth and for those working with the children now and later this evening... pray for the Lord to bless their efforts and speak to each of these great kids abouat His love for them.
The weather has stabilized around here and we are enjoying it. Praises that Joel arrived safely to finish out the week with the team. Tomorrow morning there will be a baptism for four believers. Friday morning the American and Ukrainian teams will have shashleek together and then we will begin the journey back to Kiev. Pray for those whom God is dealing with, that they will not walk away from the last meetings without Him and that the team will be able to finish the final things that need to be done for the camp.
Preparing crafts for the evening session.
Becky Dorman gave her testimony last night.
Contest... stomping one another's ballons.
Two of our favorite little guys!... and Elodie too.
The really hot weather finally broke but now we have a major problem with the rain and mud and mud and mud! We are moving our activities to church for at least the afternoon. Everything is going well ... we thank you so much for your prayers and ask that you continue to lift us up to the Father as the week progresses.
Getting advertisements ready to take out into the community.
Lunch at the rehab center.
again lunch at rehab center.
Distributing invitations to the tent.
Lead translator Marina and her two little boys.
Football Ukrainian style... soccer.
practicing for story time.
Getting craft time set up.
story time with Josh.
The engaged couple... resting after we were finished.
It's been a good day.
coming back to the rehab center for dinner.
the team leader and her brain beside her.
Mr Larry is ready to eat.
Josh has put in a full day teaching children... great job Josh.
Angela is explaining the craft to the kids.
supper time... sandwiches and salad.
The kids were thirsty and Mr. Larry took care of them!
The Graceland Team arrived in Kiev on Saturday morning and ate Valya's cooking for lunch at Joel and MaryEllen's then boarded the train in terrible heat to begin a 15 + hour ride to Lugansk. The train did cool off a little after getting under way. We arrived in Lugansk and were met by Oleg, our church planter and Marina a translater. From there we drove to Rovenkee and spent part of the afternoon at the rehab center. Then in the evening we had a service in the tent and then met the Ukrainian team, getting to know one another.
Josh studying for the week ahead up on his bunk on the train.
Bill and Elodie England trying Ukrainian chipsees! Believe it or not, Bill liked them.
Bill and Larry Leonard battling it out at chess.
The team had to get into the bus and then have their luggage packed in around them!
In Lugansk, ready to head to Rovenkee.
Breakfast in one of the homes.
Oleg (with help from his daughter) setting up internet for MaryEllen.
We are excited for the arrival of the team from Graceland Baptist, New Albany, IN. They will be working in Rovenki, Ukraine. Check back daily for photos and prayer requests. We are glad you have joined this journey with us.