Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
to our lives. Caleb adores her and will come up to hug her and touch
her face and say, " Touch", because we tell him he needs to have a
gentle touch. In the beginning , Caleb would run over and hug her
like he would us. He didn't quite realize his strength.
Abigail is smiling all the time now and is cooing more everyday. It
is so fun to have her interact with us and see more of her
Monday, October 22, 2007
It is really good. They have posted tons of photos and stories about
their time with us in Perm. My mom is still updating it with pictures
and stories from last month. If you would like to get a small picture
of our life here, please take a look. I love hearing it from her
perspective. My sister,Johanna was able to join the Saturday Kid's
Club and do a lesson and craft with them. She taught on how God made
each person special and unique. Then the children did a craft with
snowflakes. All the children loved it. I think she plans on writing
about that and posting some photos from that time.
Johanna also went on an evangelism trip up north with Jon and the
Village Ministry team for 2 days. The Village Ministry team's focus is
reaching the villages that are unreached and difficult to reach with
the Gospel. I will post our last newsletter below which has more info
about that ministry.
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Sunday, October 21, 2007
cross his arms like Granna, although he calls her "Mom" since that is
what I call her. He is very observant and has noticed several
characters in the books we read crossing their arms. Then he crosses
his arms and says, "Mom". It is too cute.
Lately, when we talk through the computer to our families, Caleb asks
them to pick him up. It is cute and very sad at the same time. I
think the hardest part about living overseas now that we have children
is the fact that Caleb and Abigail cannot spend time with our families
and get to know their grandparents , aunts and uncles. I am grateful
we can talk through the computer so Caleb can hear their voices.
Everyday he mentions a name from people in our family and asks about
them. He asks Jon and I ,"Where is ....?" We tell him they are in
America and we are in Russia. He says ," No,they are outside."
Outside is where anyone is if he cannot see them. He can identify
everyone by name in our photos. This will help him adjust whenever we
go back to visit.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
My mom and sister Johanna came to visit Jon and me for 4 weeks. We enjoyed their time here but of course it went by too quickly. I will be posting more photos of our time together over the next few days.