Greetings from a cold, wet Ukraine. It started raining last night about 5:00 and has rained off and on since then. After a full nights rest we were anxious to begin our work this morning. We started out at the church this morning for a teen class and a childrens class. Which we had 7 in total 5 for the children and 2 for the teens, even though the numbers were small we were still able to spread the Good News, and the numbers are expected to rise as the week goes on. Then after a break for lunch the women conducted their class, which we hear went well. They started showing the ladies of the congregation the teddybear ministry which they began with great enthusiasm, even after we left the ladies continued on stuffing, sowing, and drawing on the bears. These bears will be given to the children at the orphanage we will visit during the week.

Tomorrow will be a fairly light day of work, we will have worship and our conduct our classes with the congregation tomorrow, as well as time for fellowship with the members. But come Monday we will hit the work hard with the orphanage, the teen and childrens classes, the gospel meeting, and even meeting with a local school on tuesday and thursday.

Some interesting tidbits from the trip:

After a team meeting at the ladies house, we happened to see their newly built indoor bathroom, which spurred the thought of 'I wish i would have that this morning while I was showering outside in 50 degree weather.' Our hosts have been wonderful, the food is good and the hospitality even better, but the best part is we are not going to have borscht this week!! Before we left this afternoon Tony accidently put on Doug's shoes, which provided some humor for the guys.

Please continue in prayer for everything that will take place this week in Ukraine. We hope we are able to do much good, and hope everything goes well back home.

P.S. Mom, the internet has been a little sketchy, and we have not been to a call center or internet cafe yet. Im ok and will get in touch as soon as I can. Fear not im safe with Buddy... on second thought pray for me.

Submitted by Matt

Ukraine is a wonderful country, with precious Christians. I was there in the early 90's with the Christ Church Choir on a missions concert tour. The tour was a highlight of my life! If you have any kind of email update list, I would really like to follow your work with the family of God in Ukraine. God bless all of you and all of those you are ministering to. Also, I publish The Christian Classifieds here in Nashville and would be glad to do what I can if you ever need to promote your ministry. You can reach me at God Bless! Tom Gibbs
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