Ukraine 2013

My joy is boundless.

Hello everyone! 

I am back in Ohio after a week of relaxation over spring break in the glorious south.  It’s good to remember that the sun does still exist and its warmth is just as a phenomenal as I once remembered! Last week was a wonderfully relaxing change from my usual crazy weeks of 20 hours of class and 20 hours of work with an internship and homework on top of that.  I literally spent last week doing mostly nothing and it was fabulous!  I was able to see a lot of friends in Macon and catch up with just about everyone that I wanted to or surprisingly ran into!  It was a great week for sure.  I ended my week in Chattanooga visiting some friends as I made my way back up to the frigid north of Ohio. As I sit with papers and books covering the kitchen table around me, I realize now that it would have benefitted me to work on my homework just a bit.. 
Here’s a taste of how the south goes sledding! 🙂




Now I am back to the reality of cloudy/cold Ohio along with work and school.  I definitely missed my kiddos from the daycare and received a wonderfully warm welcome back from them this afternoon.  They were disappointed I wasn’t able to go to Disney last week and take pictures with the characters like I promised before I left (dad ended up being sick and our trip was cancelled), but they were otherwise excited for my return and we had a ton to catch up on: like the fact that Jayden played with lots of cars last week and Zane got a new blanket and Mikey simply missed me and told me I wasn’t allowed to miss “school” like that again.  Hopefully their three and four year old hearts will survive my absence this summer as I minister in Ukraine.


Speaking of my trip to Ukraine I am excited to let you know that I am officially fully funded!!  I am currently communicating with my trip advisor to see when my plane ticket will be officially purchased so that I can have definite dates for when I’m leaving the States and when I will be returning to the States.  Exciting!! 

I have missed two Sundays and a Wednesday from my internship because of Spring Break.  I am excited to see the kids Wednesday night and get dominated by them in 4-square a bit more.  I wasn’t able to speak on my Sunday during the month of February, so Jessey wanted me to definitely get March’s in since I only have one more month left in my internship.  Because of my Spring Break taking away two Sundays, it just so happens that I will be speaking THIS upcoming Sunday.  Palm Sunday.  I am super nervous considering the importance of the message Palm Sunday holds and my lack of confidence in speaking.  Please be praying that I am able to properly prepare and that I don’t ruin one of the most important messages the kids will hear in the year!!  
Thanks so much for your continued support and prayers!!
Share this...
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Email this to someone

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *