Monday, June 16, 2008

Survey Trip to Ukraine

Well, we have finally joined the many other missionaries in creating a blog page to try tohelp us keep all of our friends and families informed as to what is going on with us. We hope that this page will make you feel like you are experiencing everything with us.
This morning we are experiencing a few different feelings. The main one is exhaustion! Right now we are packing our last minute things and getting ready to rush out the door before we board the plane to go to the Ukraine.
As some of you may know, our team (well, part of it at least) is going to go to Ukraine for the next two weeks and scout out the land before we move there. We hope that seeing these places first hand will help us to make a more educated decision forwhere our team will move to and work. This trip has spurred us on to get going on this page so we can share what we find with all of you.
Our aim is to post information about the four different places that we will be traveling to, sharing some of what we discover so that you can comment and be a part of this process with us. Let us know what you think!
Finally, please keep us all in your prayers as we travel around. Mike McDougle, Rob Hindman, Phil Jackson (from Missions Resource Network), and the two of us will be going on this trip together for the next two weeks. Thanks so much!

8 comments:

Brandon said...

Hey guys, looking forward to keeping track of your trip on here. It's kinda weird you're coming tomorrow and we're leaving on Wednesday. Sad.

Look forward to lots of pictures!

Toni Burns said...

We are really excited about your trip. You will be in our prayers. I know this has been frustrationg for you guys but hopefully God will show you where He wants you. We will be in Lubbock the last week in July hopefully we will get a chance to see you. Have a great trip.

Zack said...

God bless you both and this mission y'all are undertaking. Praying for all of you. Grace and Peace.
Zack
zackblaisdell.wordpress.com

Mike & Lucy said...

Well, I should have been the first one to write a comment, but alas, I am not. But, I wanted to tell you how excited I am that you have joined the blogging community!! I hope you enjoy writing about all your happenings and experiences as much as we do! I am bummed that you will be so close, and yet so far away, as the saying goes! However, take care of my hubby. I send you all hugs and kisses from Canaan and I.
-Lucy

Russell, Alison and Grant said...

I love the new blog! Are ya'll going to get set up with feedburner so we can keep up with updates?
Have a great trip. We'll be praying for you.
In Him,
Russell and Alison

Michael said...

Hey David and Olivia...

This is exciting! I am looking forward to your reports. Praying that God will direct all you do while your away...
Remember the old adage: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" May your window be a great one!
Take care....

Adam, Heidi and Baby Chelsea said...

Hey there! David- your parents have been keeping us updated. Hope you have a safe trip to the Ukraine. We are moving back to States July 10th and are so sad to say goodbye to NZ and the church here.
Heidi

Richard & Julie said...

Hello to David & Olivia from Texas. Wow sounds like your experience has been an eye opener, learning one and you haven't even made it to the place you want to be. We are so happy for you and know that God has blessed you and will continue to bless you and your team each step of the way. Patience I see has been your learning so far this trip. Well keep up the good work and listen to God as he guides you thru this process. Watch out Ukraine the Team is coming and will help you to change your lives for the better!
Looking forward to what is happening next!
In Him, Julie Lyons