Last week we took our family back to Western Ukraine. We felt the Lord draw us to a time of focused prayer and re-focus. Our family, along with Sveta from Mariupul stayed a week in the Carpathian Mountains. God spoke to our hearts and was exactly what our spirits needed for the journey ahead.
We closed the Cafe for the week – it caused a little stir in the town and folks were happy to hear it was not closed for good!
Thankful for a week with the family (minus Broderic in Canada working on the farm).
View from our hotel in Ivano Frankivsk – Western Ukraine. It’s a great little city 3hrs south of Lviv. Many little shops and cafes. We could feed our entire family for under $20, full course meal – I had to study the receipts a few times out of shock.
Noah is drawn to anything with swords.
No sweeter possession on earth than this bundle of uniqueness we call Claire.
An ‘in use’ Abacus – I think a calculator would take up less counter space BUT not as cool.
We got quite lost at one point – but roads less traveled can be the most surprising. Check out this beauty in the middle of nowhere.
I like this photo. It captures the sense of awakening as the sun stretches across valleys and mountains – He was faithful every morning to warm my heart with His presence and truth from His word.
We were surrounded not by people, but bell-clanging cows munching on grass 24/7.
At the market in Verhovyna. I couldn’t believe the size of these Red Peppers!
The pristine rivers were ice cold – and surprisingly loud – we could hear them roaring especially at night from our cottage.
Deb and the crew heading out for an 18km hike toward an old Polish lookout/base. They didn’t quite make it due to weather, but did an amazing job.