Breakfast as normal and read and pray for the day and the end of the mission for this trip.
We went to a photo shop to make some prints to give people. We called Ola , the one with big glasses, to come for some clothing. She came and Deaf Ola with her and we allowed them to look at clothing. (Last name is very hard so we but nick names on most especially when same name.) Met with Dan and Dema and went to talk to Michiel a Baptist Preacher in town who had some questions. He needed some help so spent some two hours with him on his questions. He is a young man and has come to some meetings.
this allowed her to shower first time in some three months. Her stroke has left her crippled some; she lives alone.
He told us there were only 170 Jews left in Ivano. in 2005 he told me there were 1200 left. He said many Jews are going home to Israel. He had told us before that before the war some 14000 used to live in Ivano. There is a mass grave site where 12000 were killed, near the city.
Last full day in the Ukraine. Early rise for manna again and our short time of reading and preparing for the day.
A full van load for sure,19 of us came. A nice ride to lviv, the ladies sang most of the way. Marika also came she was in fellowship once and it was great to have her come along. She has been coming to meetings for the last months. It would be great to see her restored fully and back in the meeting. Then another Maria came who has never seen breaking of bread before in Lviv or Lustk. The meeting went very good and the worship was truly heart touching. We had more in the back than in the meeting. I spoke at the end of the meeting on John 15. We spoke on No fruit, need of Salvation, then fruit , More fruit, Much fruit in our lives. Yaroslav had lesson for the children. We had three children from Ivano again and only one from Lviv. The lunch went well and nice to talk at the end. . We plan, please God to rent van to take some to Lviv meeting again.
May 1 ..
Early rise and the last touch to the weight to take. We have some gifts given so will have to decide what to take and what not.
Breakfast of manna last here for a while and a read and a prayer for the long long ride road and air. will be long from the early rise to the late night in Toronto.
It is truly great to see Gods hands move with you and for you and so many different ways in the past month. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYER of the past days. Also for any who just sent wee notes of encouragement, it meant so much when in the field labouring. God bless all.
Eric and Margie Fowler
and Heather Anderson .