Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas !

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Russia! Our family wants to wish you a Merry Christmas!
Hope you enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Praise God that He
sent His one and only Son. That is the best gift. Thank God for His love
towards all men.

May God bless you richly and thank you for your friendship and love.
Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We hope you had a wonderful day with family and friends. Jonathan and I are grateful to God for each one of you.

We recently found out that we are having a boy! Caleb is so excited to have a brother and Abigail is happy for a baby. Caleb asks us often when the baby will arrive. We cannot wait to meet this new little one late March 2010!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Remodeling work at the YWAM Missions Center in Perm, Russia has come to a standstill as our last drill finally went up in smoke.

We need your help!

Our entry way is lined with materials for remodeling the bathroom on the first floor of our Missions Center, but we can't use any of it until we get some new tools.

Two items we need to continue working are a Rotary Hammer and a Drill.

Would you consider helping us with a donation?

A rotary hammer will cost about $250.
A drill will cost about $150.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A New Treasure

Jonathan and I are expecting our third baby late March 2010. We are thrilled as are the children. Caleb has been praying for a baby for a long time now. Caleb is convinced that he is having a baby brother and Abigail is excited about just having a baby to hold. She loves babies and takes such good care of her baby doll.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Spring in Perm

Here are some pictures from the beginning of May. That week the weather
was in the 70's and it was so nice and sunny for the most part.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A little update about the children

Here is a long overdue update about Caleb and Abigail. I really desire to update several times a week but as you can see I don't very often. The past few months since we returned to Perm have been a whirlwind. A lot of changes going on here. Jonathan started the Russian driver's education course before Christmas which lasted till the end February. He had classes 3 evenings a week plus 6 hours of weekly driving practice,study at home as well as his full work week. In January, he was given the job of the Perm "City Coordinator" (base director) of YWAM Perm,Russia. We just had the annual Youth With a Mission Russia Staff conference the end of March which he was in charge of organizing. I could write so much more but this post is supposed to be about the kids.

So back to the children. I love being home with Caleb and Abigail. With the exception of going to the orphanages on Thursdays, I am home with them every day. Caleb is a talker, I wish you could hear him. Abigail is saying more words but mainly babbles. They are best friends. Of course, they have their moments but generally get along well. If Abi wants to play quietly by herself,sometimes Caleb gets upset and offended that she won't play with him.

Abigail loves to get into their drawers and take out their clothes. Then she tries to dress herself. Imagine her with Caleb's shirt on her head. They play so well together that when I was not in the room, Caleb took his scissors and gave Abigail a haircut or "hair crash" as he and Jon call it. I came back in to find her happily sitting on the desk while Caleb "trimmed her bangs". I now have a sandwich sized bag filled with hair. Caleb had just gotten a haircut the weekend before and must have enjoyed it enough to help Abigail get one too. You should have seen Jonathan's face.

Today at breakfast, Caleb told he wanted to see God's face. Lately when he prays,he asks God to put a baby in my tummy. Isn't that sweet? Our friend is pregnant and Caleb tells her ,"I want to play with your baby and he/she needs to come out and play with us".

It is late here so off to sleep. Goodnight/ Good day to you. =)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Christ is Risen! Христос воскресe!

He is risen,indeed! Воистину воскресе!

Happy Resurrection Day! Here in Russia,Easter Sunday is not until this coming Sunday.

Yesterday,since Jon was sick, we had our own family church.
Caleb loves when we have family church. Jon and I read from a children's book of Bible stories about Palm Sunday, the Last Supper and Calvary. Caleb was interested and Abigail sat there trying to take all the books. When we spoke about Jesus dying, Caleb was quick to say that He is alive now.

Caleb amazes me with his comments and memory. He is my little helper and tells me everyday on his own that he loves us, his baby sister, Abigail and God. Abigail lights up when Jon comes home from work,he can barely get his coat and shoes off fast enough for her to be picked up.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fun together

Caleb and Abigail are such good friends. They enjoy playing together and
everyday Caleb tells me how much he loves his baby sister,Abigail.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We are still here

Sorry I have not been updating the blog. It has been a crazy time since the New Year. For now,here are
some recent photos. I will try to update tomorrow.

Saturday, January 17, 2009