Independence Day

August 24 is Ukrainian Independence Day, which is a hotly contested idea at the moment. Service men like these bravely risk their lives daily fighting for its freedom. Pray for them. They are heroes.



There They Go Again There They Go Again

Our 7th grader and 10th grader…both ready to see their friends and get back into a routine after a summer of fun, travel, and busyness. The hair-pulling photo is now a well-loved tradition and proof that sometimes Casey does start it. =)

And Finally… And Finally…

After a very busy summer of travel, we ended the summer with our dear friends from seminary who live in Georgia, which was the perfect place to finish…except that Jason couldn’t stay long. We went to a high school football game (first ever for my kids) and had a day […]

Ukraine in Colorado Ukraine in Colorado

Our whole team from Ukraine managed to make it to our mission’s 75 anniversary in Colorado, with the exception of one! It was an amazing turnout, considering it’s hard to managed to all get together here in Kyiv. We are so thankful for these folks, who have become our family […]

Gupta US Tour 2018 Gupta US Tour 2018

Two weeks from today, we’re hopping on a plane to the States for the summer! Hoping to see many of you. Not all of our dates are firm yet, but generally we’ll be in Texas (Dallas, Blanco and Houston) for June, and in Colorado (Estes Park and Colorado Springs) for […]

Lighting Candles Lighting Candles

“I have but one candle of life to burn and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.” Ion-Keith Falconer This was the theme of our summer. We made t-shirts to give out, and everywhere we went, Jason shared […]

Graduation Celebration Graduation Celebration

This year’s graduates from the missions program are dear to our hearts–all of them are, but we’ve known Ira and Sveta even longer than most. They have been in the program for longer than typical because they were so busy in ministry that they took their time getting all the […]