We were to be on the way to Peter's Village after breakfast, then waited for Igor to come and did our reading. We are praying that this time together in reading will be a great influence on him.
Then back to the city and went to visit Luba, the one with the pony tail, since a few different Luba's come to meeting. We took her some cabbage and got her Gas bill to pay tomorrow. We visited Tanya and her family and brought cabbage and potatoes and had tea with them. Then visited Hila, the older Lady that used to come to meeting but now is unable. She got some cabbage and some clothing.; also bought medicine for her too. She was a nurse and worked for 40 years, sad to see her living now in total poverty.
Breakfast as the order is every day, then waited for Igor and our daily reading. One needs to spend time alone with God in every work and country but so much more in this country.
Leanna and Marina came to join us in our reading. Leanna has a new job and hasn't spent much time with us as she is not able to come to any meetings. We got bags ready for the hospital to visit with the Mothers of new babies.
Leanna and Marina looked for clothing for themselves. Then Leanna made pancakes for lunch. We went to the hospital and did 23 babies. Had nice time with the nurses and workers. The head nurse was busy at the start and a new lady took us around. She is a mid-wife and her name was Natalia .... she was very friendly.
The head nurse came back before we left and said good by. Leanna and Marina went to do paper work on her retirement from University where Leanna worked. Margie made banana muffins again, as she has done a few times since we came.
There were 26 out to meeting and hard to say good-bye to all of them. Dema's mom came and she paid good attention.
Up good and early and breakfast went well. Igor came and we read and prayed together. We left for Strey to visit a Dr. we have learned to know and Mrs. Kancir helped a lot. We picked up groceries for them along the way. Margie and Heather went to a market we saw along the way and I gave out 200 or more Calendars and books and tracts. I had a nice time as I love street work. We did some but not enough this trip. Had nice visit with the Dr. and family. They live in a new place that was arranged for him, He is in and loves it. We went over salvation with her since she isn't sure of it. She seemed to appreciate the explanation we gave her. Then we went the remaining way to Lviv.
Dan and Igor returned to Ivano Frankivsk and we relaxed at the apartment and did some extra reading.
We will go with Ruslan and speak to the children in Chervonograd tomorrow.
We had a little extra rest this Am then had our hour of breakfast and our read. Ruslan came and got us and we went to market to buy food for the family we will visit tomorrow and gifts for the children.
There were 25 children and 4 adults out. I spoke on Sampson and they all paid good attention. Then went to Vasel's for their usual good meal. We took a Russian lady home and left her some funds to help and gave her food and clothing.
Nice to get back home and rest some as the ride was very bumpy. I did some preparation for meetings tomorrow. Nice to be in bed early.
We were able to sleep in a little since we are in L’viv and don't have the long drive here to remember the Lord. It also gives us time to read and relax a little. It will be the Last Lord’s Day for my wife and I at this time. Heather will go to Lutsk until Dec. 5 and will help with the work until then. The weather is some cold and there was a little snow when getting nearer to L’viv.
It was again nice to see so many up from Ivano Frankisk. A little lunch after the meeting and then the ride back to Ivano Frankivsk. A wee rest and some extra preparation for meeting. This will be our last meeting in Ivano Frankivsk for this trip. There were 34 in for meeting tonight and it was nice to see Maria come, an English teacher. We met her in 2005 and used her to interpret some to help us. Tomorrow will be a big day since it's the last day here and then we’ll leave Tuesday for home. We did some packing for home and then to bed.
Monday Nov. 20th
It was our normal hour to wake and breakfast and then Igor came for our read and prayer time. It would be good to see this man saved. We went to visit Donna and helped with her Gas bill. Then went to get some extra food for and got pain pills too and visited her. She was saying that I didn't go to her apartment when we brought food to her the last time. She lives on the 7 floor and has to walk up so it's hard up stairs for me, but had to go this time.
Then went to the Blind man again and left some more clothing and said good-bye. He was very grateful for all the help we have given him and his family. His son sang one of the Sunday school hymns for us, amazing that he knew it only after two children meetings, smart children. Then went and visited blind Maria and took pampers for her mom and got pain pills too.
The demand for simple things we take for granted at home is amazing. We meet Orissa on the street for a visit. This dear lady got saved in 2005, she is a Jewish lady who is very poor and her trouble over the years has been overwhelming. She almost died a year ago and still has a big medical bill. We went to see a lady with two children and prayed with her and left some other supplies she needed for her children.
Svetlana is home for a short visit. We had tea with her mom and husband and saw her new baby, little David.
We came home and finished packing.
Tuesday Nov. 21th.
All up early and breakfast was normal even though it's the last morning. Igor came and our last read and prayer together. Then the last drive to L’viv for this time. It is difficult to say good bye to Ivano Frankivsk, and those who will meet us in Heaven for the Labours in that country.
Ruslan and his wife and little grandson met us there. Also, Timothy Sloan and Anotoli met us there since they came to pick up Heather to take her to Lusk with them. We had coffee together and then said good-byе.
We Went through security and then waited for the flight. We had a nice flight to Warsaw and no waiting time , just through security and onto the flight. We had a long flight as there was a head wind all the way. It was a smooth ride, but heavy security in Toronto for some reason. David,our son came and picked us up.
It was great to be home again for sure. God is good and is at work at all times. The verse for today is “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and might things, which thou knowest not” He is able to do anything and delights to do the unexpected. We can only say the need is deep, the care is great, the burden hard to bear ......
Eric and Margie Fowler
Heather Anderson ...
With Dan Perez