Monday, November 5, 2007

ADVENTURES IN KIEV!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a church we visited on Harvest Day, Ukraine's
version of Thanksgiving. The dress is traditional
Ukrainian.

Below is a monument to all the children
who died in a terrible famine induced by the communist
government in the 1930's.



This is Josh's BoyScouts of AMERICA troop, only
at this meeting he was the only American. These
boys are French, Russian and Korean. Their families are not Christian so it is a great oppurtunity to share the gospel with the international community of Kiev.

Downtown Kiev with Daddy

The boys in Mark's study and fun in a downtown Kiev park, Seth is always my helper with Evan!

Kiev's spectacular River the Dnieper, home of the very ancient Settlement Kiev-Rus, the Scandanavian ancestors of Eastern Europe. This civilization was settled in 500 AD by Vikings and was a major trade route in the world at that time. Later these people mixed with the Slavic people to become the modern day Russian and Ukrainian people.

Babykins, our Joy!!!
This is Katherine's Ukrainian friend, Marina and the dog we love and are dogsitting, Gracie



Russian classes have begun, Super fun but extremely time consuming!!! In the Russian alphabet H says 'n', Y says 'oo', P says 'r', there is a backwards N that says 'ee', an upside down h that says 'ch', and a 3 that says 'z' !!! So this is rather challenging, especially when Jill has been teaching English phonics for 15 years!!
DahsVahdahneeyah!!!!! (Goodbye!!!!)

4 comments:

Kathie said...

Great pics!!! Thanks for sharing them :)

Proverbs31Ten said...

Hello Claxton Family! It looks like you all are having a wonderful time. I'm praying for you!
-Holly O.

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