Our last week in America…

We had a great time celebrating American independence this past week. I (David) am very thankful for my country and for all of the freedoms that we have – traveling the rest of the world makes you appreciate them even more.

We are in Vienna right now, waiting for our last flight to Lviv. Please pray for grandma – she’s having a very, very hard day right now.

(A couple of these pictures are from last week, because I forgot to upload them.)

Our sixth week in America…

This past week David had a chance to preach at the Calvary Chapel Midwest Youth Camp, we got to speak about our ministry at our home church, Horizon Indianapolis, and our church sponsored a trip for us to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Also, one of our supporters gave us four tickets to the Symphony on the Prairie and we got to take our friends, the Lammers, with us! All that to say – it’s been an amazing week!

 

We’ll have prints at church this Sunday…

One of the last ministry projects that Oksana Yaschuk worked on with Katya was a series of paintings and drawings that were made to support the summer camp coming up in July-August in Ukraine. These pictures were made with love by both Oksana and Katya to support that and other ministries in Lviv. If you would like to pick this one up on Sunday at church, you can, or they will be available at our open house on July 7th. You can also order a print from us by clicking here.

Oksana’s drawings (donations go to the summer camp):

Katya’s drawings and paintings (donations go to pastoral, women’s, and youth ministries):

 

Our fifth week in America…

Our fifth week in America saw us go from staying with friends in NC to finally getting to Indianapolis, where our sending church is. We had the blessing of attending the Calvary Chapel Great Lakes Pastors and Wives conference at Horizon Indianapolis, which was really, really awesome. We got to see many pastors and friends from churches that we wouldn’t normally have been able to because of how much time we are going to be here. We also took pictures of Oksana Yaschuk’s paintings and drawings to make prints for them. If you would like to order one from us and make a donation, please just click on the contact us link above.

Fourth week in America

This week, we had TWO road trips! One through NC, SC and GA to visit friends that have either visited Ukraine or support us in some way. Then, we went with Justin and Amanda (two of our good friends) to visit Justin’s grandfather’s farm in Virginia. David and Justin were in the same homeschool group as kids when the Sneads lived in NC.

Our second week in America…

Here are a couple of photos from our second week in America! We went to a family reunion on Padre Island in Texas and then flew to Florida to be with David’s dad and stepmom. One of our friends from Ukraine also met us here. Here name is Zhenya – she lives in Califonia now. We didn’t take as many pictures as we should have at the family reunion; however, we often see that as a sign that we’re having so much fun that we forgot we had cellphones! It was amazing to see all of David’s family there, including cousins, uncles, aunts, and more.