We arrived in the region! The overnight train was actually very nice. They ran the air while we slept and the bathroom was unlocked the whole time.
We had our translator pick us up and take us to our apartment that is located right in the center.
Only 1 bedroom, and very small, we were promised a bigger apartment on Monday. Thankfully I brought a few forks from home. Now I know why. :)
Here is John walking back from our trip to the grocery store.
Lots of puddles from 2 days of rain. Brrr, it's cold here right now. We should have brought our jackets! Oh well.
We all found what we wanted to eat down at the market. It was all very yummy!
Rachel bought this bag of sweet puffy-like Cheetoes. They were only 8 grivna and very delicious. Just like she remembered when she lived here in the orphanage. They are so light and airy that they melt in your mouth-- perfect for our boys.
Frankly, I was very happy for her after her Kiev disappointment. She found this special cake that used to be her favorite and so she bought it. When she tried it, she realized that she no longer liked it. "I guess my taste buds changed."
Our apartment is very small, only one bedroom that serves as the living room too. Imagine my surprise when I found only one fork. There is no microwave and very few cooking utensils so it looks like we will be buying food from the deli all day tomorrow.
Thankfully, we are moving on Monday to a bigger apartment--since we will have one more person staying with us.
That's right-- Sasha will be joining us!
It is not possible for us to see the boys before Monday morning so we will be getting together with some missionary friends this evening and possibly again for church tomorrow.
Thank you for your prayers and well wishes.
The Lord is our strength in all that we do.
May the adventure continue!