On September 23, protestant christians celebrated Thanksgiving in Kyiv, where tens of thousands of believers of all kinds banded together downtown to publicly thank God for his goodness. Held on the same square where revolution and protests took place just a few years ago, in a country where the Orthodox […]

Sweet Sixteen Sweet Sixteen

16 was never sweeter than when this girl turned it. Her classmates surprised her with 16 gifts, some of which were 16 things each, like a batch of cookies or 16 roses. And a few other friends made it extra special as well, including our teammates who came for dinner […]

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. =)

Let them Eat Vareniki Let them Eat Vareniki

We just spent a week hosting our area director, who comes to check on our field once a year. It was a good reason to get our team together for a traditional Ukrainian meal. Since everyone has their own ministries and chaotic lives, it’s a challenge to get everyone together, […]

Mamayeva Sloboda Mamayeva Sloboda

There’s no better time to talk through ministry strategy and challenges with our area director than when we’re walking through a picturesque Cossack village. I wonder if it really was a simpler time…? *In case you didn’t notice these are 360-degree photos so try dragging them in all directions to […]

Food for Thought Food for Thought

Hosting our new students for a good home-cooked meal does much more than a just provide a break from the seminary’s cafeteria. It’s a time of building friendships with students that establishes trust and a foundation for training that goes beyond the classroom. It now seems so clear why the […]

Admission Interview Admission Interview

Although the picture looks stark, it represents good news to us. This young woman is being interviewed for entrance into our missions program. The process is a little daunting for the applicants as they have to face a panel of several profs. But we try to put them at ease […]