Monday, April 30, 2012

Till We Meet Again...

Today is our last day here.  Late tonight, actually reeeeeeally early tomorrow morning, we'll take a bus back to the capital and fly out at 6:00am tomorrow morning.  We spent yesterday at the Vineyard National Conference and will be there again today.  What a great time worshiping and spending time with the believers.  We have fallen in love with these people.  They have taken us in and loved on us, prayed with us and for us.  It has been great!  We are sad to leave them, but very very very ready to see these faces:

Grammy sent us this picture on Sunday.  I love them!!!!
 We've been talking a lot the last couple days about what to do when we get home.  We haven't felt that God has shown us our definite next step yet.  I'm praying He continues to speak today at the Conference and answers some of my questions.  :)  Whatever He asks of us, we know we have to leave space for action when we get home.  We can't just get back into the groove of things and forget what God did and spoke here.  He will be requiring something of us and if we don't leave space for that it will be a very sad thing and something we will always regret.  So, I guess we will have some decisions to make when we get home about what things are our priorities, and what things in our lives need to go- simplifying to make room for the new.  

Jed and I have had a great time together on this trip.  What an adventure!  We keep hearing from local people how brave and adventurous we fact, we've heard it so many times it makes me wonder if we've been a little "too" adventurous!  Ha!  Oh well, God has guided us and protected us and we never got too incredibly lost.  :)  It has been such a blessing to be able to spend this time together exploring and traveling.  What a fun way to celebrate our upcoming 10th anniversary!!!  (yep, 10 years this June...time flies when you're havin' fun)

Squinty coffee date
Here's some last pictures of a few of the wonderful people we've met here.  
Ukraine Vineyard, we love you guys and will miss you so much!!!!!!

Exploring Kiev with Daria, Ann, Elijah, and Tanya

METRO!!!!  With the girls and Alex

The metro was so crowded we were holding each other up...we tried to get a good group shot.  Dasha's sleepy in this one...I'm the opposite

Ummm nope

Jed looks surprised and Dasha's sleeping again!  :)  Ah well

Sergei and Alyona, pastors of Kiev Vineyard

Worship at the Conference yesterday

On the banks of the Dnepr

Jed and Elvin...yes blurry, but Jed looked so angry in the next one! 

The girls

Andreas and Jed, two Swedes with their coffee.  Pinkies up!  Andreas let us stay at his apartment with him.  What a guy!
Time to go pack the bags....Addy, Ezra, Havalah, and Seth....see you very soon!!!!!


  1. Praying for your safe travels home!!!

  2. So glad to hear you connected with Kyiv Vineyard folks! Mark searched the internet when we were there and only found the website for the Odessa Vineyard, so on our Sunday in Kyiv we worshiped at a Hillsong church that met in a big tent- a little like home :-) Glad to hear there IS a Vineyard presence in Kyiv.
    Jed and Kim, I am so going to miss your posts! Thanks for taking us along on this faith adventure in this land we love so much. I will continue to pray for you to hear what He wants your next step to be. God bless your trip home!


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