Friday, January 04, 2008

Hi from Moscow!

We came into Moscow yesterday to renew Jaan's passport and get a letter from the American embassy to help with our appeal. We are going to appeal as soon as everything opens back up after the holidays. That will be January 9. Please pray for Will and Sergei, our lawyer friend, as they get the appeal ready and turn it in!

Other than that, there's not too much to say. We're doing well, except for lots of germs going around. We've enjoyed a fun visit with Julie, since we spent the night with her here.

I don't have any pictures, and I'm not coming up with any good stories right now. . . .

Thank you for all your prayers! Sorry to be so out of touch. It's hard to keep up without an internet connection.

Oh, do pray for us as we're headed home tonight, too. So far the children have timed their sickness perfectly. Raia slept like a log on the table at the embassy, but she didn't throw up until we were done with that and all the traveling that came before it. Jaan took his turn before we even left home. Pray for everything to continue so smoothly and for a little extra patience for us, because not feeling so well is making everyone fussy.

And I did come up with a Jaan quote to share:
"How do you say mama in English?"
"It's just the same: mama."
"No, it's not. Mama in English is Phyllis!"

I can't believe I forgot to say this: God has provided all the money we need to buy tickets to the States, when that time comes! Thank you for praying with us and giving toward that need. Now you can praise Him with us!


Mom said...

So good to "hear" your voice once again. Prayers does love.

Anonymous said...

I second your mom's comment!! Good to hear from you! Praying for you all as you travel and with everything else, as well! Love you much! Baba Julie

Agape said...

I have missed you guys and have been very worried! I am glad to hear the embassy is helping you! Praying, praying, praying! Wonderful news about the plane tickets. Glory be to God! Jaan, what a hoot he his! That's a classic and it very much made me ~smile~!

Praying you are all on the mend soon!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! I hope that this time around, you can actually enjoy celebrating the remembrance of his birth. I learned all about the day of epiphany yesterday(at a church I was playing), and how it was celebrated before Christmas. And that is the reason the Eastern Orthodox church celbrates on Jan.
7th. They used to celebrate the New Year on the 14th, but then switched over to using the Gregorian calendar. It was interesting. Love to all-Anna