Sunday, January 18, 2009

We Are In Kiev!

Hi Everyone!

This will be a short post. As you can imagine, we are very sleepy! We wanted to let you know that we arrived in Kiev safely!

It was snowing quite heavily when we got off the plane. All the Christmas lights are still up and so the city looked like a winter wonderland. We are staying the next four nights here in Kiev. On the way to our apartment the driver pointed out many of the historical buildings and landmarks. The Opera House and government buildings are beautifully lit at night.

Our apartment is very suitable; spacious, warm and clean. The neighbor next door has some Nora Jones style music softly playing and we can hear it through the walls. Feels pretty cozy.

I will try my hand tomorrow at posting several pics, tonight just one. Our driver told about the different occupations Ukraine has endured. This is a photo of the building that the KGB and Gustopo were headquartered in.

We are excited to go to sleep and then see the city in the daylight tomorrow. We can't believe we are actually here!


  1. WOO HOOOO!! I'm SO glad you arrived! Anxiously awaiting more updates!!

  2. Awesome! I am glad that you've done this blog. It will be fun to follow and pray for you.

  3. Thanks for the update. Can't wait to hear/see more! Will be praying and praying...

  4. We are so glad to hear that you arrived safely and are FINALLY in Ukraine. We'll pray for good sleep:)


    Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

    --Galatians 5:25, NLT

  5. Yeah God!! A safe trip across so many miles! Can't wait to hear of your adventures and explorations in this beautiful European city...what a treasure for the girls. God, grant them sound sleep and joyful memories made in the days ahead.

  6. We are glad you made it safely. Natalie and Erin, Tiffany and Christian miss you already. They were out riding their bikes today, and it was lonely without you two. Toni, have you found a bakery that makes yummy fresh bread?! Take care. We will pray for you every night.

  7. Ok, check off safe travel to ukraine. been praying off and on all day yesterday and today for you guys. I was so surprised to already see a post. What a good blogger you are. must have been your teacher.:-) Bring us back a snowball if you can. J/K . We love you and continue to lift you all up in prayer!!!

  8. Yeah!!!!PTL!!! Ok, I finally figured out how to do this blogging thing. Isn't technology great that we can go on this journey with you. I am so excited as to what the Lord has for you and the lifelong impact this trip will have.Have fun and enjoy this wonderful adventure.

  9. Yay! God is good, all the time! So excited to journey with you - thanks for letting us all join in all the excitement :o)

  10. We pray for continued success as the B's work their way towards their intended, generous and glorious effort to praise Him.
    Hope you catch up on your sleep and everyone gets out to see the sites.
    Will be looking for lots of pics from all our girls.

  11. Praise God! I can't see the screen on my computer due to my tears! Trevor says "not to cry on my keyboard, now!"... Seriously, I don't have words to say to express my hopes and prayers and feelings right now! Thank you for posting this for us to see!
    Natalie and Erin, the kids missed you at church today. Tomorrow is a holiday and the girls want to play. Can you send a few plane tickets our way? :)
    Love you

  12. Stay warm and enjoy! Drink lots of hot tea.
    :-) Our good friends have an SDA appt. tomorrow also. We'll be sending many prayers your way! Thanks for setting up this blog so we can follow your journey.

  13. I am so thrilled for all of you, as are we all here!!!
    Love, Alice, Diana, and everyone at EYE-Q