Olympics for Foreign Students

Joshua, Caleb, and Anna competed at the University here in the Olympics for Foreign Students in Russian. They were the only students that were not in the University. I am so proud of all their hard work! 

Caleb was awarded with an honorable mention!  

Joshua tied with 2 others for 1st place!

 His certificate!

He was given this book and a dvd on St.Petersburg.

Another update!

I am excited to announce that Tonya and Lena are back home from the hospital as healthy as can be. :) Thank you all so much for your prayers for them. I would like to ask you to continue to pray for Tonya's grandmother which is still in the hospital and is suppose to be there for another 6 months. Her mother was also suppose to still be in the hospital but she left the hospital against the doctors orders and went home. She is taking the medication that was prescribed but did not want to stay in the hospital. So please keep her in your prayers as well, as for the continued health of her 3 girls.

Village Update
We want to thank you so very much for all your prayers for the people in the village where we minister. We were able to speak with Tonya today on the phone. Her and Lena are still in the hospital feeling ok but can not leave until some test results come back. Tonya's mother is home feeling better but her grandmother is still sick and in the hospital. As far Tonya knows everyone else is still healthy. Please continue to pray for these precious people. Thank you again!
UPDATE ON PRAYER REQUEST!

In one day I have received many different stories on who is sick and who is not sick. So who do you call when you hear different things? Right, the source! :)  So we decided to call one of the girls that are in the hospital. We were able to talk with her father and he told us who to call. Sooo, we called that man and he has been to the hospital himself and talked with the girls. So it looks like Lena and Tonya are in the hospital getting checked out because they were in close contact with Tonya's mother and grandmother which have open Tuberculosis. The mother and grandmother are both in the hospital as well. As for the other girls, they are at home doing well as far as anyone knows. Because Tuberculosis is very contagious, please continue praying for the village people. If I hear any more updates, I will be sure to pass them along. Thank you all so much for your prayers!
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!!

I am asking everyone to please pray for our kids in the village. Nine of the Eleven girls that come to our Saturday Bible Club have come down with Tuberculosis. Two of the girls (Lena and Tonya) have been sent to the hospital along with Tonya's mother and grandmother who have it also. We are planning on checking on them on a regular basis so I will try to keep you updated. 

Last night we were marveling in God's goodness. We were suppose to go to the village Saturday for our weekly Bible Club but were not able to go due to our car breaking down and had to take it into the shop on Friday. :(  We didn't look at that as a good thing and were disappointed but as we got the call about the girls, we thanked our good Lord for protecting us!
Give thanks in all things! For you never know what God might be protecting you from!

2013 VALENTINE'S BANQUET

This year we were able to have it in our home again. We had so much fun! 
Each year just gets better and better. :) 
If you can't tell, I used rose peddles as decorations. Wow, did it smell good in the room. 



I am so thankful for our couples! They are all such a blessing and so fun to be around!
IT'S FINALLY DONE!!!

OK, yes it has taken me almost 3 years to finish my "Family Quilt". But I am a busy woman! :)  I was sitting working on my quilt one day and my oldest son said to me, "Mommy, are you going to have that done in order to give it to Anna for a wedding present?" ha ha  OK, my daughter is 11 years old. Well, lets just say that Marc encouraged me to get it done. :) So I decided to work on it every Saturday until it was finished. I am so excited! It's complete!


I look forward to the many memories we are going to make while using this quilt such as snuggling up in it while reading a book together or curling up to watch a movie as a family!  



I have several people I want to Thank. :)
My Mamachka for going with me and helping me pick out the fabric and then taking me to lunch. I love our special times we get to spend together. :)
To my Grandma for helping me organize those colors so they wouldn't all be the same. :)
My oldest son Marc for encouraging me to finish it. ;) Love you sweetie.
And finally to my family, Thank you guys for being so patient while waiting for me to finish. :)
Love you all so very much!!!