Hey friends and family! It's the end of Saturday and we have just returned from an adventure out to Kachalovka, a small village about 1.5 hours outside of Kharkov. We left at 7:30am to get on the road, first heading to Good News Church to meet up with one of their kid's ministry outreach teams (which, of course, also meant fitting 13 people into our 9-passenger van), and then out of the city toward the village.
Once there, we were met by the mayor of the village and surrounding communities who treated us to potatoes, salad, raspberries, and fresh compot before opening up the town hall and letting the setup and minstry team inside. I was on the setup crew and took care of video recording, while the Scherban girls were in charge of music and games and Becky led the teaching. Caelyn and Amelia were attached to Revecca and Victoria, taking part every way they could.
Following the day's service, we headed over to Pastor Vitaly Falay's house outside the city and had dinner in his "kitchen in the yard." Here's a video of the days events, enjoy!
Hey NewSong (and friends)!
After 20+ hours of travel, we finally arrived in Kharkov a little after 1am on Friday morning. We arrived to find the Scherban girls were still awake and waiting for us with tea and fresh honey on the table. This morning, everyone was up about 8am, but we are taking the day to refresh after all the travelling. uday
Saturday morning we are travelling an hour or so outside the city to hold a VBS for kids; Becky will be teaching and leading this along with Darina Scherban and our friend Ira. On Sunday, we're heading to Good News Church where I will be preaching at least a couple of services throughout the day. Everyone here sends their love - please continue to pray for us and the Scherban family over the next couple weeks. We'll be uploading pictures and video as we can!
Below is a video of our first breakfast together this morning -- there's a lot of girls in this house!