Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Dear family!
It is a great joy for us to share what God has been doing in our lives and through our lives since the last time we sent you an update. It has been both a time of great joy in ministry and a time of great challenges. But let me share with you in details…
Matters of the past:
Something that was of a great challenge to us was registering Anneke as a pregnant woman at the local clinic. It was an essential step. If one is pregnant and is not registered at the clinic as a pregnant lady and something goes wrong with the baby or the mother (something that is related to the pregnancy) the person will not be admitted to the hospital, also, the hospital won’t admit a person for the delivery unless she has been registered and supervised throughout the whole pregnancy process. I hope it all makes sense . We are planning on having the baby in Ukraine unless there are complications of some sort then we will have to come up with a different plan. But we were happy to have all of the registration done.
One of the main challenges during this time to me, Arkadiy, personally was registering Anneke at the clinic and looking after her. The latter was most difficult because Anneke was feeling really bad and I did not know what is normal for “feeling bad” during the first trimester. A lot of times I felt very inadequate in helping her, but God has been giving strength and wisdom.

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