After 3yrs of incomprehensible bureaucracy (putting it nicely), we are thrilled to announce the Lighthouse Cafe has flowing gas!
I feel like I’m accepting a Grammy Award, but seriously this has been a grueling process that has worked a great deal of patience in not just myself, but several of our team members. There’s been tears (we won’t say who), blood pressure medication (again, not saying), and of course a lot of prayer.
Thank you Dima. You were brave, you were steadfast, and you labored for a solid year and a half. You never saw the finish line, but you can rejoice with us now that your labor was not in vain!
Thank you Natasha for your most recent tireless trips (maybe 50 of them), stamps, and endurance as you dealt with some of the laziest and incompetent government workers on the planet.
Thank you God – who has shown us that it was never about Gas in the first place. We’ve met many folks and our story has become quite famous in our little part of the world. God please help us to take this gift of gas and turn it into the final piece of sustaining this cool little cafe.
We are now excitedly preparing for Pizza! Alyosha’s friend from the army, also a cook, came down this week to show us how they make pizza in Kiev at a popular restaurant he worked at.
To see the pizza oven, which has sat in our kitchen as a depressing reminder of the broken economic engine in Ukraine, come to life before my eyes has been nothing short of joy!
We will be offering three types of pizza to start, an “Italian”, “Ukrainian” and “American”.. I get to build the American and let me tell you, it will be thick, large, and portioned for families of +8.
Bruce & Deb