Thursday, September 17, 2009

Life in the Garden...

Here are some pictures for those of you who have been asking and waiting for them! (You know who you are! :) )
Back in St. Pete! Yay!
Working on the Dacha!
Our Moldovan friend, Anatoli
Building bridges...
Putting up siding with an old ladder!
Traversing muddy streets
Playing with High Voltage
A home here in the little village that we are living in.
Singing with the youth.
Front yard fun around the fire.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Still alive! :)

We have just been really busy working on the little "dacha," and
haven't had too much time to get on the Internet. To all those who
have written emails and notes of encouragement, I just want to say
thank you! It is such a blessing to feel the love, prayer, and support
of everyone back home! I'll try to get some more pictures posted of
our projects and of our Moldovan friends, Anatoli and his daughter
Alena. They came to help us for a week on finishing the walls and
floor of the addition.

The dacha is somewhat of a mission guest-house, though its primary
purpose is a warehouse for storing all the Emmaus Bible courses and
Christian books before they get shipped out all across Russia.

Blessings to all!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Our Dacha...

Our dacha from the outside
The kitchen
Storage shed with a ROSHA (Russian Occupational Safety and Health Administration)-Approved ladder.
The neighbor's yard.

The view from my dacha window...

Sorry, it's through the screen, and with my iPhone, but it's a picture
for those of you who are wondering where I am! :)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Home Safe!

Just a note to tell everyone that we arrived safely! Thank you all for
your prayers!!!

We were met by our good friend Natasha and Ulia; it was *so* good to
see them again. Ulia had to go back home, so it's sink or swim as far
as communication goes... It kinda feels good not to have to rely on a
translator, though. :)