Pray for us as we jump back into life and ministry in Ukraine. The work is growing, praise God, but we are limited in our time and energy. Please pray with us for these specific needs: Finding more help—Jason’s assistant is planning to take a leave of absence for a year, which leaves Jason with no help (besides Kerri!). We need the right person to help specifically with Russian/Ukrainian language tasks, like contacting and recruiting students and translating for professors. Cheering on our graduates—We’re excited […]
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This is our year for a brief home assignment. We’ll be in the States from the beginning of June to the middle of August, and we’re hoping to see as many of you as we can. Here’s our schedule: June 2 – Chicago, IL 9 – Atlanta, GA 11 – Santa Rosa, FL 17 – Dallas, TX 24 – Oklahoma City, OK 26 – Dallas, TX July 2 – Blanco, TX 15 – […]
Jason has been mentoring Marina, a young lady from our church who has led two Ukrainian teams on mission trips. After she recently returned from a trip to Moldova, she stopped by his office to give him a report. Story after story bubbled out of her as she told how God worked through her in the lives of university students, an old lady who had given up hope, Muslims who had never heard the gospel, and even the lives of her teammates—they are more excited […]
We are so thankful for those who give their time and energy to love and teach our kids. Kate Tracy from our mission, WorldVenture, wrote this article about the value of the training that our third-culture kids (TCKs) get at Christian international schools. Beyond witnessing to the non-Christian families in attendance, the TCK educators recognize the incredible honor it is to serve TCKs themselves. “We call them bridge builders,” say the Quicks. “If you can go to a new country and learn what it’s like […]
We are surrounded by graffiti, since we live right in the city. So, when we started seeing better street art, we loved it. An article on Yahoo.com tells more of the story. Kiev (AFP) – In a mural splashed across a four-story building in central Kiev, a small boy nonchalantly throws paper planes. The peaceful image is just one example of the colourful street art springing up across the Ukrainian capital, reflecting a new mood of optimism in a city once criss-crossed by barricades. Read […]
We celebrated Casey’s birthday multiple times. I guess becoming a teenager is worthy of all the attention.
Aug 24–Jason starts back today, before either of the girls, and on Ukrainian Independence Day! Aug 26—KC’s first day of 7th grade! Big changes this year…three new teachers and 2 new kids in her little class. Sophie got up early to say goodbye to her sister, but couldn’t manage to stay awake…good thing she still has another week before her school starts! Sept 1—Sophie’s first day of 4th grade!
Tomorrow is Ukrainian Independence Day – but right now this isn’t a foregone conclusion. Today is Ukrainian Flag Day. Please continue to pray for Ukraine and for the soldiers who are currently defending it.
The tandem existence of war and peace in Ukraine, sometimes only separated by a 10-minute car ride, leaves soldiers’ heads spinning. To some returning soldiers, people outside of the conflict areas seem ambivalent or unaware that the war is going on. …. “But it’s natural that civilians live their lives normally,” Kulik added. “Putin wants the Ukrainian people to live in fear, so I think it’s great that people go on and live their lives and help build our society to be better.” Read more […]
Every year the kids have a chance to get creative and come up with new costumes for the Fall Festival at KCA – the MK school. This year, Sophie went as “Fast Food” and Casey went as “Casey-A” (KCA).