From our week

This week we said a hard goodbye. Our dear friends and ministry partners, the Days, returned to the US for a new chapter in their journey with God. For more than a decade, our families have pulled together on the same side of a struggle. We’ve been through joys and sorrows, and made memories together in our adopted Ukrainian home. While the Days will continue to minister with us as part of ETO, they will no longer be on this side of the ocean. Boy, will we miss them!

Tired smiles after many hours working to prepare for departure. There *might* have been tears in some eyes too.
These kids have grown up together.

To help them with their move, we kept the Day kids at our house several times while Nathan and Katelin worked. One afternoon, Rebekah organized a tea party as a fun event for the kids.

English tea and cucumber sandwiches, anyone?
What happened to your food, Jonny?
Mia gets in on the fun.
Wearing their “best friends” necklaces, given as a parting gift.

The Days made it safely to Houston last Tuesday. God be with you till we meet again, friends. ❤

For Valentine’s Day, Joshua made me a coffee with this beautiful heart on it. He has enjoyed learning how to use his new espresso machine, and usually has a daily order from the girls of flat-whites and chai tea lattes to help him hone his skills.

“I love you” or “I brought you a coffee”? Sounds about the same to me. 😉

I grow more thankful every day for this man and the life we share together! God is good.

…Because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3: 22-23

3 thoughts on “From our week”

  1. I share your tears dear friend💕. I share the pain of being apart from friends 🥰.But how sweet the reunions will be in the future, here on Earth if God permits, and for eternity for sure 💗!! In the meanwhile, may God be all your consolation… And that verse of Lamentations 3. 22,23, what a precious reality!!! It’s one of my favorite verses!!Your pictures are all beautiful!!Have a nice week, lots of love💕💗💖!!xxEnvoyé depuis mon appareil Galaxy


  2. Praying for you all in these days of darkness there in the Ukraine.
    Psalm 84:11 KJVS
    [11] For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

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