Hey! I’m Kelsie, wife to Joshua and mommy to 5!

Our family dressed in traditional Ukrainian “vyshyvankas”, or embroidered shirts.


As you can see, we have four girls in a row and one boy on the end. I am grateful to be a SAHM and to homeschool our kids!

When I’m not teaching lessons or holding a toddler, I can probably be found with a book and a cup of tea. (The Kindle is my especial favorite since we live overseas!) I also take pleasure in walks, playing piano, and listening to podcasts. Finding new ways to organize and order my home often seems like fun to me, but please don’t hold me to that if you come to visit. 😉

I would be nothing without Jesus Christ, who died and rose again for me, cleansed me of my sin, gives me eternal life, and now calls me blameless and beloved.

Our life in Ukraine

As a single young adult, I spent time in several countries: Romania, Mexico, and Taiwan. By the time I came back to America, I was looking for a way to get back overseas. I loved foreigners, enjoyed the challenges of new foods, places and languages, and most of all, I believed God wanted to me to share Jesus with others.

Just before my 22nd birthday, I was introduced via email to a handsome young American who was making his life in Ukraine. Well, actually, he was on a 7-month assignment to Thailand at the time we began writing letters to each other. After 2 1/2 months of corresponding, he came back to the States and promptly proposed to me! We were married 4 months later in September, 2004.

Only 3 weeks after our marriage, my husband and I moved to L’viv, Ukraine, and have made our lives in this beautiful city ever since! We partner in a ministry called Euro Team Outreach (ETO), which among other things operates a Bible correspondence course. If you’d like to find out more about ETO, Bible First, or our ministry, you can find us at these websites:

https://www.euroteamoutreach.org/  (Our ministry website)

https://www.ofreport.com/  (Our family newsletter)

https://getbiblefirst.com/  (Bible First Correspondence Course)

This blog is my own personal corner, where I post about our family, motherhood and homemaking, and what God is teaching me along the way. Thank you so much for stopping by!