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.

Timothy S. Lane, Paul David Tripp

How People Change (Timothy S. Lane, David Tripp, 2013), Kindle location 173 & 174

2014 05 Sumy Grace Summer Ministries update

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 […]

Alicia’s poetry & video tribute

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 (2014 05 01)

# 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 […]

2014 04 29 Pray for Ukraine

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 […]

2014 04 21 Lanae’s update

Hello everyone! Lanae Paetkau here! I hope this letter finds you blessed and well. My intention is to share with you what God has been doing in my life and invite you to be involved in what God is doing in my life. As many of you already know, I grew up in Ukraine as […]

2014 03 Germany

March 26-31, 2014 Germany Ah, the plans of mice and men. It always looks good and simple on paper, but the reality is never that simple. With the plans that we had for the days following our time at Lanae’s school, it made “sense to fly in and out of Dortmund, Germany. Looking at the […]

2014 03 Poland

March 17, 2014 Monday morning saw our family heading for the airport, each with a small suitcase and a backpack. It was interesting how God was working out details for us as we processed the “necessaries and the possibilities”. The necessaries were that on Saturday the decision was made to get across the border, for […]