Belarussian visitors

One (of many) wonderful things about being a missionary in Kyiv is that lots of visitors pass through here. AND from time to time, visitors stay overnight. And sometimes, they stay at our flat.

God has introduced us to so many people through our own flat door. And today has been no exception. A pastor and a friend of his arrived in Kyiv today so that they can be at the American embassy bright and early tomorrow morning for a visa appointment. They drove from Belarus (all day with no heat in the car…yikes!) and arrived at our place about 5:30 this evening. A friend from church connected us last night.

As they passed through the living room to place their bags in their room, they spotted the book that Jim and I are reading (A Call to Spiritual Reformation by D.A. Carson) and smiled. They had already read this book. In Russian. I’m glad to hear that we can pass this book on to Ukrainian friends because it’s already been translated!

We enjoyed the fellowship of believers around the table this evening as we shared food and drink. So interesting to hear about the church and its work in Belarus. And life there, in general. They wanted to hear about our adventures in Nepal and about our mission here in Ukraine. We certainly have some new prayers to be praying!

Pray for these gentlemen as they find their way to the embassy and hopefully are approved for visas. (They want to attend a conference in the States that takes place in March.) Pray for their work in Belarus…that God might be glorified in all that they do.

We’re thankful for this short visit. (We might even get them here for one more night if the visa is approved yet not ready until the following day.)



  1. I wish I was the type of person who enjoys having overnight guests, as you obviously do, as does one of Neil’s sisters who lives nearby. She signed up on some missions sites to notify missionaries that her home is available for guests. She and her husband have been blessed with a very beautiful, renovated brick farmhouse in a peaceful valley, with tons of room.

    Thanks for commenting on the book you & Jim are currently reading. I’ll have to look for that so Neil & I can read it, too!

    Stay warm!

  2. We’d love to visit too 😉 Are you around at any point March 4-8? It would be great to meet you.

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