Friday, May 29, 2009

Viva Ukraine

Please continue to keep Matt and me in your prayers. We leave for the Ukraine a week from yesterday (Thursday at 10:34 a.m. to be specific)! We are getting very excited and cannot wait to see what God has in store for us over there. We'll take lots of pictures and post them when we return! Oh and Thanks again to Grant (Matt's cousin) for letting us borrow his Polaroid camera. I will be able to use it to take and leave pictures behind at the orphanage for the kids!

Listed below you will find our schedule of events.

Thursday 4-Jun
Team departs at 10:34 a.m.
Friday 5-Jun
Team arrives to Belgorod
Saturday 6-Jun
Matt - Medical Clinic at First Baptist church. Laura - VBS at First Baptist Church
Sunday 7-Jun
Monday 8-Jun
Evangelism with local pastor letting residents know about the local church
Tuesday 9-Jun
Matt - Medical Clinic at First Baptist church. Laura - VBS at First Baptist Church
Wednesday 10-Jun
Leave for Nickolaevka
Thursday 11-Jun
Matt - Hospital to talk with administrators about presenting Christ to patients. Laura - Orphanage
Friday 12-Jun
Travel to Kiev by car as a team and stay over night waiting for flight home
Saturday 13-Jun
Travel home and arrive back in Jackson 8:36 p.m.

*Everything is subject to change
Matt and I will also have our phones and we are hoping we can email everyone along the way.

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Psalms 37:3

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


It goes without saying, but I want to make sure I am clear. It was Matt that entered a mini triathlon, not me and he did GREAT. I cannot remember his exact time, but it was 50 some odd minutes which is AWESOME! The triathlon was on Saturday and if I had entered it I would just be getting out of the lake to get on the bike. Anna is the one that got him interested in it and she WON her division!! The pups were also on hand to cheer their dad and aunt on. This one came from one of Anna's friends because of course I forgot my camera. It was a great morning for it and we saw lots of people we knew. Who knew so many people did triathlons?

Monday, May 4, 2009

1st Day of Prayer

It is hard to believe, but Matt and I leave for the Ukraine in exactly one month. Today starts the first day of prayer for the trip as we prepare to go. Matt nor I are exactly sure what we will be doing, but please just pray that we will be flexible and ready for anything that is thrown at us. We think we are staying in a home which should be VERY interesting! They do not typically have indoor plumbing (this includes showers) so Matt thinks my adjusting to this will be funny. I am glad he can find humor in it.

Our next and last group meeting is May 15 and we should have a schedule by then that we can give everyone so you will know where we are and when we'll be there. We will also have our BlackBerries with us so we can keep everyone updated through email.