Home from Ukraine today

It feels weird to be back in the States again. I don’t stick out as an American tourist here and I can actually eavesdrop on conversations and understand what people are saying! As soon as I got back to my apartment from the airport I took my car out for an oil change before driving to Texarkana tomorrow. My first thought at the garage was, “Woah, everyone here speaks English!” lol Even when picking up some food at Target I noticed that I could read all the signs and get through the checkout without an interpreter. I’m still used to mixing lots of hand gestures with the few Ukrainian and Russian words I know, so reverting back to plain English might take a day or two. :)

I’m very tired and will just relax for the rest of the day since I’m leaving to Texarkana after church tomorrow. Dana and I need to get our marriage license on Monday, so I’m enjoying some peace and quiet here at home for now.

All of my Ukraine pictures are posted in my photo album, so feel free to check ’em out. I’ll leave it to my video blogs of the trip to give details, but to summarize, it was a great time of fellowship, encouragement and ministry with the believers of Rozny Baptist Church in Rozny, Ukraine. I can’t wait to see them all again soon!

Posted on July 8, 2006

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