Saturday, July 4, 2009

US Independence Day update

Hi everyone,

Just over a month remains until I leave the States to head to Ukraine, and I wanted to give you all an update!

Last week was Nazarene General Assembly, and I was able to go over some more details with the missionaries that are currently in Ukraine, as well as to ask Dana packing questions. :)

I will be teaching Geometry, Algebra II, and 7th grade Bible. My housing location has not been set in stone yet (it will be one of two locations), but "the key to missions is flexibility," right? :P Either way, my rent will be no greater than $400/month.

Currently, God has provided (by way of local churches and individuals) about $3,000 to cover my expenses. However, in the next 5 1/2 weeks, I need $2,000-$3,000 more. KCA does not pay its teachers a salary, and I don't receive any other kind of monetary compensation. To contribute online via online check or credit card, visit

Before I go, I will be speaking in just a few more churches, and that list can be found at If you are interested in scheduling me for a Sunday service or some other date, let me know!

My blog will also include updates from time to time while I am in Ukraine, and most likely a few more before I go. Feel free to keep checking it for updates!

Current prayer requests:
~Academic preparation, as this is my first teaching job and I also need to review geometry.
~Spiritual preparation, for ministry to my students and openness to learn from God.
~Personal preparation, in terms of getting ready to go
~Financial preparation, for raising the needed support

Supply needs
~another suitcase. My qualifications: large, durable, with wheels. If you have one you are willing to donate, please let me know!
~a good wireless router (this is a want, not a need, so it would be nice to have in my apartment)

Thanks so much for your support!

In Christ,


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