well, i’m not exactly overwhelmed . . . just sort of. But in a good way.
i’m trying to cram so much into our time here!
today i sent Vitaliy off on a day trip to WV, took the kids to my sister’s, stopped by an LLL breastfeeding meeting, then got home in time to be picked up and taken to an IV class in a Mennonite home. We had four Mennonite women and four English women together for a neat time of teaching and learning IV technique and venipuncture. Shoot, it is hard! Those veins just wiggle around! So the inside-elbow is the easiest.
We’re getting together again in May for another ‘stab’ at puncturing veins. I need practice . . . heh, heh . . .
Then the four of us English birth freaks went out for dinner. I’m telling you, this is what I miss in Ukraine is birth talk. We had a blast and talked about unmentionable-in-normal-society things for the whole time.
Then Michelle and I made it to the tail end of MOMs-at-Panera night. That was fun.
Vitaliy is doing so well this trip. He is witnessing to people, looking into the items our church in Kiev asked him to purchase (mikes, projector, trampoline), and is generally very happy. Other trips here have been more stressful because he’s not quite sure what to do with himself. Check out his blog to pray for his evangelism opportunites: www.evangelisminukraine.wordpress.com
I’m trying to decide if i should attend Midwifery Today’s first-ever conference in our side of the world–Moscow, Russia. Really want to. It’s not a cheap endeavor exactly, but I think it would be so educational about birth in that area and then a great way to make contacts and brainstorm for advocacy ideas. I really hope it works out! Starts the day after we return to Ukraine!
We presented our ministry in a ladies’ SS class this Sunday, and they were so encouraging! One lady wants to increase our support! The Lord will provide. I am so encouraged about Paul’s adoption, too. We are mentioning our need of a 30-50,000 housing loan from individuals. We will see what the Lord does!
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