In June, I, Joseph, had a chance to visit a church in Nemyriv, Ukraine, which is a small town about 20km from Vinnytsia. There we have a meager, but passionate congregation. Pastor Anatoly is a modest looking man, slightly warn for the years, and easily passible, but inside he has a passion to serve Jesus in all aspects of his life. If you spend an afternoon with the man, you will easily see that he consciously becomes a witness not only in his workspace but even in how he plants his vegetable garden.
At the end of the month (and partially why this post is late), I attended the long awaited CIS Nazarene Youth Conference, where 110 youth, leaders and pastors from over six different countries gathered in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia under the theme of Unity (Eph. 4:4-6) to remind us what it looks like to be one Body under Christ. When the article on this conference is published on the Eurasia Region, I will mark a link from our Facebook page. You will also be able to read it on our CIS Field website.
Ree and Hannah, have spent a majority of the summer in Kyiv, working on Church finances, keeping the home together, and transitioning Hannah from sleeping in a Pack-n'-Play to a full-size bed. This will be useful when we leave, as a family, for Ukraine Youth camp next week near Odessa.