# 144 News & Notes (2014 11)

“How has the war in Ukraine affected you and your family?” This was a question posed to me by a teen at a Q&A session this past month at a weekend missions conference I was part of. A powerful question that stopped me – and as I sat there attempting to put my thoughts into […]

2014 10 Thanksgiving note

Happy belated Thanksgiving Everyone! Usually, we tend to forget the day as we are in Ukraine and not many Canadians around…. This was a special one for us as, being back in Canada we were able to drive up north to Edmonton for the day and spend the afternoon with siblings and extended family. In […]

#143 News & Notes (2014 09)

Greetings from southern Alberta. A month ago we were standing in the airport in Kiev, attempting to get our bags through the various security checks and onto a plane bound for Calgary. These past two months have been a bit surreal, for so much change has happened in our lives in such a short amount […]

# 142 News & Notes (2014 08)

“We have to leave now or we won’t make the train.” That was Aug 6. Our stuff for Canada was already sitting in another location ready for our departure on Aug 24. Our stuff for storage was sitting in piles in different rooms awaiting the crew that was to move it to Sumy that coming […]

2014 07 23 Changes are happening….

Hi Everyone, It has been a bit of a roller coaster week. The past week at camp was very busy with the usual stuff, along with helping the leadership there in the process of ministering to refugees from the fighting raging down in the southeast. We wrapped everything up on Monday and came back to […]

# 141 News & Notes (2014 07)

  “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 […]

2014 07 Sumy Grace Camp Kids camp

“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 […]

2014 06 Four little strays

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: […]