Greetings from (HOT) Florida!
Well maybe it’s not really ‘hot’ but it certainly feels like summer to us! Siberian temperatures are in the -30’s right now! J January will be even colder -40’s!
On a more serious note; we have been silent for many months and for that we apologize. This past year has been a difficult ‘season’ for our family. We were originally going to return to Russia in May, which we did, but for only a few weeks. Our last trip to Russia was in Oct/Nov, again for only a few weeks. We’ve been able to work through the issue with the help of family and friends and receiving God’s peace. Many thanks for the prayers and support – we are truly blessed!
|Kevin on our trip in November|
|Laura on our trip in November, this was a new coat that her|
mom got for her, it kept her VERY warm and she looked great in it!
|Sveta helping Laura prepare for the ladies study|
|Some of the ladies that were are one of the studies Laura did in the village|
|Budtid's 16th Birthday celebration, we had a wonderful|
time with them, we made homemade pozi...a traditional
|Good friends Oyuna and Sasha with their son Mark (1 week old)....he is so cute!|
In closing we want to share with you a huge answer to prayer. Our youngest son was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan in 2011 when he was injured during pre-deployment exercises. For reasons we still don’t quite understand; he was eventually released from the Army in 2012 and came back to Florida to what he believed would be therapy or surgery to repair his damaged knee. On December 6th of this year, he was finally able to get surgery at the Veterans Hospital in Bay Pines, Florida (St. Petersburg) to repair his knee and will have his back checked as well to see what damage has been done due to walking incorrectly for almost 3 years. The answer to prayer is that the VA stepped in and quickly did their job. We have met so many other soldiers who have waited for several years just to be seen by a doctor or receive approval to get into the VA system. We stand on His promises and know His ways are not our ways, and his timing is not our timing.
|Corey 2 days after his surgery...|
Kevin & Laura