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Back to the Motherland!

Hi Friends,

Sometimes people have jokingly said to me, “How is Mother Russia?” or “You’re going back to the Motherland!” But in reality, Russia is my distant homeland. My family immigrated to the US in the early 1900’s with roots from Russia & Ukraine, so I feel like a part of me is going back “home”. I was blessed to visit Moscow for about 10 days, it was a time of worship, fellowship, teaching & encouragement. Here are some pictures…


Field Conference


Worshipping at our church

Visiting our old fellowship


Fun in the metro!


Catherine the Great’s ballroom


The oldest mall in Moscow – ГУМ – Goom


Visited our old apartment building


So good to see old friends!


With my old friend & language helper – Andrei. I miss that guy!


Time of worship

Time of singing


Now that we are starting to get settled here in Pa with Katrina’s family, we’d like to show you a little bit of what we were up to last week. Our organization held a conference in Germany during that time which was very enjoyable and relaxing! We left feeling motivated and encouraged to continue on with the work that we are doing in Russia.

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Packing up

Well, it has begun. We’ve started going through all of our belongings. Everything is either getting packed to stay here and be saved until we return, getting packed to come back to the states with us, thrown out or given away.

The girls are enjoying playing with these new “toys” we have all over the place now.  It keeps them entertained for a bit, which helps when we need to get some things done.

A couple from our fellowship is allowing us to keep most of our things with them, which helps us out a lot.  There aren’t really storage areas here and most people have very small apartments, so there aren’t many options for us.

Moving is helping us get rid of some unnecessary things that seem to find there way into the hidden crooks of crannies of our apartment.   The week before we leave, we will move our storage items to the other couples apartment.  After that we will be doing a deep clean of our apartment.


Please be thinking of us and for our time in Germany at conference before we head back to the states, that it would be a time of encouragement and that it would be profitable in better equipping us for the future.