Sent To Siberia

Preaching the Gospel to the Rurals of Siberia


December 2nd, 2012

Tirzah's New work coat
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It has been just over a month since I wrote last. Not much has transpired that is note worthy, so for once my excuse for not writing is that there has not been much to write about, as opposed to my usual claim of being too busy! If it is not one thing, then it is another!

To be honest most of October and November I've spent at home, in the house, focusing on breathing. My asthma has really been acting up. It has been hard to do some of the most basic things, like scoop snow or chop wood. Pleas spray that God would heal me or show me what needs to be done to clear up this problem. Right now I am trying various vitamins so we will see. Read More...

October 28th, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The Lord is faithful and he continues to show his faithfulness! Last week I shared a need. Yuri and the Chuniyar Church had a chance to buy a modular building for a church building. I wrote that they needed $5,000 for that project. Pastor Scott, from Clark Fork Idaho, who manages our finances there, wrote and said that we had received, the previous Sunday, a check for that exact amount!! God knows our needs and is providing, even before we know we need something. Trust Him. Obey Him. Trust Him.

Other than that wonderful miracle, not much is happening. I continue to struggle with my breathing. I try to not feel incompetent that a lot of what I had planned to get done this October, simply has not gotten done. I try to remind myself that it is better to do a little than nothing, but this isa real struggle for me. To sit and not get things done. Please pray for healing. Read More...

October 21st, 2012

Rebecca and Yura at the 2010 conference
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

God is good and winter has really come! The snow just reps falling and falling, but we are all happy and warm in our cozy little cabin in Siberia! God is good.

Thank you so much for praying for me. My breathing has improved a lot. Rebecca found some hormone pills, which were prescribed for me last year in case of an emergency, and they have really been helping me. My hope is that after the course of pills is done, the problem will go into permanent remission. Let's all pray that way.

October 8th, 2012

Rebecca, Tirzah and Adara on the day of the harvest
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Well it has been a month and a week, almost, since I last wrote. A lot has happened so I'll jump right in and bring you up to speed.

First of all we harvested our garden. Praise the Lord, even though this year was a "bad" year for most kinds of produce, we were blessed with plenty. We got about 32 buckets (12 liter, 3 gallon buckets) of potatoes, 16 buckets of carrots, 14 buckets of beets, tons of squash, zukini and pumpkins and a goodly amount of cabbages. Rebecca was able to can a whole bunch of pickles from our cucumbers, can and dry tomatoes, freeze and dry peppers and various herbs. God is good. We have three milk goats milking now and 3 kids bleating in the barn. Did I mention feeling rich? Well, with the root cellar full, the shelves of the pantry well stocked, the hay up in the loft and the animals doing well, we feel very rich indeed. Read More...

September 2nd, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Fall is definitely here. The nights are getting colder, and it is positively chilly in the mornings. The days are shortening, the leaves in the trees are taking on their autumn hues and we are in a rush against time.

The last two weeks we've been working hard to get ready for winter. Rebecca has been putting up all kinds of preserves, harvesting the garden and packing the freezer. I like this time of year, the feeling of abundance and plenty being brought in and saved for the winter. Read More...

August 19th, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

This last week was a good time of work, and a sad time of parting. Dan Rulison, who has been with us for over two months, had to head back to the US.

Before he left, however, we were able to put the roof on the barn, get in the last of the hay and get things laid out for finishing the Greenhouse/barn this year. Praise God.

August 12th, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Not much has happened this week. We have been very busy finishing up with our haying and also Dan has been making amazing progress on the barn/green house/ root cellar/ hay loft complex. No tremendous revivals, or anything like that.

About Dan and the Green house barn thing. I am including a bunch of pictures chronicling the construction of the greenhouse that started on June 5th and would not have made anywhere near this much progress if not for Dan. Dan, he's the man!

So I thought I would write a little something about why we are farming. Read More...

August 5th, 2012

This years orphanage construction team
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The Last couple of weeks have, you guessed it, flown by!! I need to figure out a new way to start these updates! It is getting redundant!

Anyway, we've been very busy. Two weeks ago (exactly) Dan and I drove the car down to the city to pick up the orphanage construction team.

This year we had a group from Athens, Georgia, led by my Uncle Randy and my Dad and Uncle Steve from north Idaho. Only six people instead of the originally planned 10-12. This years team, although small had areal go gett'em kind of attitude and planned to get a ton done. Dad carried in two nail guns and a "sandy point" (for pounding in a well) that in a zip up duffle bag looked for all the world like a couple of fully automatic weapons and a rocket! He did get pulled aside fro questioning in Moscow but was able to explain that the suspicious warlike objects were really tools for building an orphanage. They let him through without too much hassle! Read More...

July 22nd, 2012

The rest of the YWAM team
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

If I say the last two weeks have flown by, will it begin to sound redundant. I wonder if I'll ever start an update with, "the last month has really gone by slowly, nothing to report." Well, I suppose there have been such times, but it seems like it has been a long time since such an era!

Last week Rebecca and I and the girls went down to the city for two days. Rebecca had a tooth that needed work (root canal, yuck!) and I had some more shopping to do (hopefully near final shopping) for the orphanage project this summer. We headed out Tuesday morning at 5:00 AM, made it to the city, did some shopping for home stuff, had lunch, got Rebecca's tooth fixed, did a few errands for a couple people back in the village and then went shopping for the stuff for the orphanage project. Read More...

July 8th, 2012

Pastor Zhenya and the Baptized
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

June flew by with a rush and in a blur! I'll try to bring you up to speed on what is going on here.

First of all Rebecca's
headaches are almost all gone! Thank you for praying! Praise the Lord.

We have been working real hard on getting all the materials ready for the upcoming orphanage construction. Read More...