2017 12 Global Glimpses

С Рождеством Христовым! (S rahjestvom Hreestoveem – Merry Christmas in Russian) Merry Christmas! In the midst of everything that is taking place around the world and in our personal lives, take some time to ponder the truth that we celebrate during this season…“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “The virgin […]

2015 02 Canadian Work & Ministry team – Sumy, Ukraine

February ministry trip to Ukraine 201502 SEND Canada wk team interview from John Paetkau on Vimeo. “What is the temperature this morning?” This was one of the first questions asked each day by one of the team members. Not that the answer changed the circumstances too much – we all knew that we would have […]

#145 News & Notes

“Don’t take the escalator. See the line – you will never make it to your flight. Go around the corner and down the hall, there is an elevator, take it up and get through security, and then get to your gate.” Welcome to London Heathrow and a delayed arrival because of fog and therefore a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]