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10 days out of almost 2 months

It hit me on the way home last night that I have only been home in Kyiv for 10 days out of the last 2 months. I arrived home last night TIRED. The trip from Kstan starts at 3:15 a.m. (12:15 a.m. Kyiv time) to get to the airport to check in for a 6:30 a.m. flight to Moscow.

Then, I arrive in Moscow at 8:30 a.m. (Moscow time) for an almost 9 hour layover before arriving in Kyiv at 5 p.m. (local time). I went to bed last night at 10 p.m. which meant I had been awake almost 22 hours (except for short naps on the plane).

It feels great to be back in Kyiv today. It is warmer here than in Karaganda and the shine is shining this morning. I thought I was going to have to turn right around and fly back to Kstan to teach at the Institute due to a mix up in schedules. However, God worked it out for someone else to teach in my place.

What’s interesting is that I have some friends in Kyiv getting married on May 27th. For months, I have told the couple that I would be unable to attend their wedding since I had to teach at the Institute. Each time, Olya would tell me that she was praying for me to be able to be here. It appears that God may have answered her prayers as it looks like I will be here!

I went to bed last night around 10 p.m. and set my alarm for 8:30 a.m. I was hoping to sleep in this morning, but a little before 5 a.m. I was beginning to wake up and then the phone rang. I knew that it had to be someone from America as all my friends here would still be asleep.

Well, it was someone from America that I didn’t mind being awakened by. ! Thanks for calling! It was great to hear your voice, and you can call me anytime to wake me up! I didn’t mind at all…

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