We arrived in Kherson yesterday evening, weary but excited with anticipation and stomachs full of Turkish delight from our brief layover in Istanbul. After clearing customs and gathering our baggage – both activities took place in a room of no more than 800 sq ft – we paired off and were whisked away to our host families.
We each stayed with families who serve with our partner church, Kherson Christian, and enjoyed Ukrainian hospitality and local homemade meals before going to bed.
We started today at church. They generously translated the Russian and Ukrainian service into English for us and invited our team to come on stage during both services and each of us shared a little bit about ourselves with the congregation at both services.
This afternoon, we met the incredible family who we are serving. We are all blown away by the love these children have for each other and how they serve the church and inside their home. The foster parents left and we played with the kids, shared dinner, and made formal introductions.
More on our activities and impressions of the country and our host family tomorrow…