First of all, happy new year! Sorry we’ve been a little silent on the blogging since we’ve been back… Winter has hit pretty hard here in Ivanivka and we have so much snow! Just this past week, we had a day where the knee-deep snow kept us from going anywhere other than out to play. Luckily we had nowhere urgent to be because here in the village we would have likely gotten stuck in all the snow. The only thing we can do on those kind of days is make snow angels. And so we did 🙂 Village life is very different than life in the city and ministry is also different. Some days seem busy from sunup to sundown while others move more slowly. While some needs are similar to what we’ve done in the past, there are also very different needs here.
Today we had a little reprieve in the weather and were able to get out to the post office. We wanted to thank all of you who faithfully support us. Because of your help we were able to send two boxes today. One was for a kid we met 11 years ago at the orphanage. Unfortunately, he is in prison and will be there for the next few years. He has no family and no one to help him. We were able to send him some essentials such as toothpaste, socks, warmer winter clothes, and some food. The other box was for a girl we also met at the orphanage 11 years ago who now has a son and is pregnant. She needed a warm blanket, jacket, and some food as well. Again, thank you to all who helped make this possible!
We’re going to try to not let the weather hold us back and get back into our weekly Tuesday Tales, so be on the lookout for more updates soon! And keep us in your prayers as tomorrow starts our first week of home church in our new study of Francis Chan’s book, Crazy Love. We can’t wait to tell you how it goes!