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.

Photos from our first week in America

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Remembering Oksana Yaschuk

Katya and I are finally in the States after three years of not visiting family and friends here. We went to Texas first, and a couple of days after we got to Dallas, we heard that our “sister” (she’s actually a very close family friend and Katya’s sister’s roommate) was diagnosed with double-pneumonia. She has already had trouble breathing for several months and has been sick with autoimmune hepatitis for several years.

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The next day, as we were making our way down to San Antonio, she died. Oksana really was a part of our family – she was there for Katya’s mom and sister when Katya’s dad died the last time we visited America. She was an amazing servant in the church, a good friend, and a very generous person.

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Please pray for our family and friends back in Ukraine and for us as we can’t really mourn with them.

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