1. I'm not sure if this is widely known, but Ukraine is being overrun by hot pockets. Let me explain. There is at least 1, usually 2 notary offices on each block. Why so many notaries? The word notary in Cyrillic looks like "Hotapiyc". This of course makes us think of "Hot Topic" and skulls and crossbones on backpacks. Well, of course then we think of "Hot Pockets", which makes us think of Jim Gaffigan. Now every time we see a notary we have to sing about hot pockets. Our Ukrainian friends have been made aware of this problem.
2. Confession. We're typing from the 3rd wifi hot spot we've frequented in the last 2 hours. We are official wifi hoppers. We go to a restaurant, order something so we can use the wifi, leave, and go somewhere else. We don't want to wear our our welcome in any one place.
3. Confession. We are at a chocolate shop. No big deal, you're thinking. This is the second time we've been at this shop today. We just may be wearing out our welcome. At least now they know to bring us the English menu. :)
4. Ukrainian high-heel-wearing skills are RIDICULOUS. How do they do it? I am in awe. 4-inch heels, rain, cobblestone streets; enough said.
We had a great coffee date (chocolate shop trip #1) this morning with a really cool couple. Oleg and Tanya are fellow Vineyard peeps. They are super cool. They are also in a time of transition and we are excited about the plans God is working out for them. Like us, they found Vineyard at a time when they were hurt and really needed a place of healing and the Father's love. It was cool to talk and see how the Body of Christ is so much the same all over the world. People are people, and God is God. His love crosses all cultures and He knows just what His people need. We will get to see Oleg and Tanya again at the conference at the end of our trip. Please pray for this precious couple that God would continue to lead them and guide them. Thanks!