“Where are you from – if it isn’t a secret…” “Are you from the Baltics? I can tell from your accent…..” Ah, the joys of living overseas. In Ukraine we look like the nationals – being of a slavic type nationality ourselves – but at times when we open our mouths it is obvious […]
“How to ruin a sermon….” I was speaking at an evening chapel here at the kids week at Grace Camp. My theme was creation, and so I came up with this great idea that would help be a bridge and have some audience participation. I got four kids up there, ranging in ages from 8-11 […]
Alicia: “Hi Dad. Now I know that you hate it when we do this, and you don’t like it when it happens… John: “What’s up? Are you ok?” Alicia: “Yes, I’m fine. I am out on my bike…” John: “Where are you at?” Alicia: “Down the road from the camp, about 2 km away.” John: […]
The ministry to people with Special Needs at Grace Camp has come to a close for another year. At the last campfire, one mom expressed her thoughts: “Thank you for the warmth you have shown our children. You have cared for them, shared with them, and interacted with them. It has been such a blessing […]
Without an awareness of Christ’s presence, we tend to live anxiously.
But a clear sense of identity and provision gives us hope and courage to face the struggles and temptations that come our way.
2014 05 Sumy Grace Summer Ministries Update Hi Everyone, The summer ministries here have been a bit of a discussion piece for the past few months which is very understandable. The situation facing the nation and other factors were making the summer look very questionable. Despite this, for a few months the Sumy ministry team […]
May, 2014 Alicia wrote a poem for one of her classes called “goodbye my son”. It is her tribute to that which took place here in Kiev through the months of November, 2013 to February 2014. She was inspired by the work of others (video and music) and brought together her poem, several sources of […]
# 140 Paetkau News & Notes Situation Update If you have been watching the news, you have a good idea of what is happening down in the southeast corner of Ukraine. The key to this is that phrase, “down in the southeast corner”. Geographically, it isn’t that far (at least in CDN terms), but in […]
Here is a video clip from the a.m. service at Sumy Grace Church Alicia played a special number. We are so proud of her!
I (John) had the opportunity to be in Sumy this past week for a meeting, and asked Misha to share a bit regarding the situation. Here he is standing on the central square in Sumy Please pray for the country of Ukraine, and especially for those who are believers here. Pray that God would […]