Another great breakfast today with home made raisin bread followed by a chicken and rice dish for lunch with home made salsa and get this pickled tomatoes and peppers. We told momma Anna “Ya taba lablu” Means I Love You in Russian. You know the stomach is the quickest way to a man’s heart.
We started the interior center wall today and framed several more windows. This team is in 5th gear and full steam ahead. We had to improvise today as it seems that the city stops water service in the residential areas at random to provide uninterupted water to the industrial companies. We were the lucky area today. No problem. Sergei called the play …. “Barrow down the river.” We loaded up our water containers with dipping bucket in hand and wheel barrow and headed 22 miles to the river. Not really, it is about 100 yards behind the property. We just thought the City Architecture Dept. Was flexing some control again.
The quote of the day came from Bill Carden and Brad Gains … We were talking about how hard we have been working and Bill threw in that “yeah I got hole in my glove” to which Brad replied “your coffee thermos must have burned that hole in your glove.”. lol 🙂
We got off 2 hours early today for “Conduct becoming of a Christian” and have the pleasure of having dinner with the family tonight, catered of course by A and A.
Dinner was a blessed event. Oleg prayed for the gathering and the meal and for our families back home. It was a packed house. The dinner was terrific of course!!! We ate and post dinner Yuri served as interpreter. We learned more about the family and each team member shared more about themselves and why they came to the Ukraine to serve the Lord. Oleg presented each team member with a gift. It was a small house constructed of straw with Christian imagery symbolic of the house being built for he and his family. We too presented a house warming present of 6 flat sheet bed linens.
1 Corinthians 9:24