Hi, everyone! I just wanted to praise God for a great birthday. The day started with my neighbor coming over and bringing flowers, a book, and chocolate. She’s practically turned into my Ukrainian grandmother. She’s awesome. Her name’s Anya… and… yeah. She’s awesome. Please pray for her. Her husband’s in pretty bad condition, and she has no family around that can help her. She has to help all of them instead. She’s definitely capable, but she’s… gettin’ older. I’ll put it that way.
Anyways. Next, I went over to the train station to buy some train tickets, and that was extremely frustrating. I spent about 1 1/2 hours to try to take back a ticket that I purchased for the wrong time coming back to L’viv. I got less that 1/2 of the purchased price for it, too… even though I’d only bought it 2 hours before. That was all ok, though, because God used that situation later. I actually went home and started writing out a teaching, just for my own benefit, about how to handle stress the right way.
Later, I went to my birthday party, which was awesome! You can check out pictures from it here. It was at an awesome church called Божа Любов. That’s a Baptist church in southern L’viv. I actually got to teach that night, at my birthday, impromptu, about frustrating situations! Haha. God works in amazing way, eh? The coolest thing is that some of my unbelieving friends were there, and I got to put the Gospel into the message. Please be praying for them. There were about 5 of them there.