Saturday was a fairly busy day for me. I invited an American brother over for breakfast. We hadn’t talked in some time so we had lots of catching up to do. I prepared lots of food and we enjoyed the conversation along with the food. We visited for almost 3 hours and had a great time of lifting up each others requests.
As soon as he left, I got ready to head out to another part of the city. I wasn’t sure I knew the way by car, so I took transport. I was headed to the same tram that I missed the day before. Fortunately, I didn’t have to wait long for the tram and arrived at my next appointment on time!
I met this brother and his wife through their son who had done some work in my apartment. When I had met him previously, I was struck by his demeanor and his spirit. Each time I have seen him at church he always came up to speak to me. They invited me to their apartment on Saturday.
We had a great time talking about family and Ukraine history, and even discussed the somewhat controversial topic of the Ukraine famine. I say somewhat controversial as people have different views of the event. This family gave me some great insight into what their parents and grandparents shared with them about this tragic event in Ukrainian history.
After a couple of hours, it was starting to get dark, so I headed out to catch the tram back into town. I had one more meeting with a young brother I met last summer. We met at a local shopping center and had some terrible coffee at a shop. While we were sitting there, a large group of young people showed up.
It is interesting to note, I have not noticed lots of young people with body piercings in Donetsk. It is the one big difference I have observed between the young people in Kiev (the capital) and Donetsk. However, what I observed in this food court may change my mind.
It was fun to watch how they interacted with one another, how loud they were, etc. You just don’t see this much here!
My friend Sasha suggested that we take a walk, so we walked from the shopping center to Pushkina Boulevard. It was a cold evening, but the walk was very enjoyable. I live near the boulevard and close to the other end of the boulevard. So, we walked all the way from one end to the other. After arriving near my apartment, we said our goodbyes. I got home around 7 p.m.
What a day! It may have been busy, but is was super! I enjoy days like this one!!!