Pictures and People

A slideshow of pictures is now available for viewing: either by clicking HERE or by clicking on “Ukraine Feb. 2008” in the left column under “photos”. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions. We’d love to respond to any questions you have.

To clarify who all is in the pictures (in order of appearance):

  • Steve and Cristine Keever (and daughter Autumn) – missionaries with YWAM serving in Budapest. We worked with Cristine in 2001 at COI’s Mission Training School. They graciously opened up their home for three nights as we were traveling to and from Ukraine. Hospitality and Kindness at it’s best!
  • Dow and Cindee Warner – Founders of Sons of Salvation, our Directors/Mentors, and Friends. They have been traveling for about 8 weeks now and are still going strong. They were our Teachers at the Mission training school in 2001 and came to see the calling on our lives. For the past 8 years they have been challenging us to return to the mission field. They are some of the biggest encouragers in our lives and are very special.
  • Lori Enskaya (and daughter Abigail) – The story of how Lori and I became friends is a very cool God connection. (I’ll write that story in another post soon). Lori completely spent her week helping us, showing us around town, ordering our meals, and assisting us in finding our apartment. She also generously allowed us to hang out at her home during some down times. Her husband Oleg worked during the daytime, but we thank Him, too, for giving up his evenings with His wife so that she could be with us. Lori, Thank you for all that you have done.
  • Jim and Laurie Sliz – new friends from New York who love the Ukraine and hope to minister there one day. This was the first time we met Jim and Laurie; they came along to get to know Dow & Cindee, us, and to see if SOS is a good fit for them. Their hearts are completely opened to serving in Ukraine, even leaving behind their 5 children and their families. It was a pleasure getting to know them and seeing their passion – hopefully one day we will have the pleasure of working alongside them.
  • Pastor Greg -He is Jim and Laurie’s pastor. Their church is fairly new (I think about 4 years old), and He prays that His church, however small they are, will have a big heart for mission work. By seeing firsthand the needs in Ukraine, he can now take all he’s experienced back to his congregation and develop a plan of action to participate in mission work. It always excites me to see a pastor passionate about missions.
  • Andrej – A Ukrainian friend that Josh and I met on our first trip to Ukraine in 2000. We have sporadically kept in touch over the years and reconnected again last week. He is a great man of God, leads the worship at his church, and is involved in outreach. Besides all that, he works as a lawyer, including adoptions (locally and internationally). He’s a great friend and we’re excited to be back in contact.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get pictures of everyone else that we cam e in contact with, such as our translator, other missionaries, and ministers. But, we will definitely get them once we move there.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jaybrams
    Mar 06, 2008 @ 15:01:04

    “In Ukraine, you run across the street” … made me LOL for real. 🙂


  2. Mrs. Stephens(Jo Ann)
    Mar 12, 2008 @ 12:40:45

    Dear Josh and Lindsey,
    Enjoyed reading your letters and so glad that you have gotten good housing and can now focus on the purpose of your journey. What a neat website your brother has set up for you. We will be able to keep up with your progress very easily.
    I just became aquainted with Josh’s mom this year through our LIGHT MINISTRY and how exciting to share with her the lives of her children. May God bless you richly as you serve Him in the Ukraine.


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