Thursday, August 26, 2010

Visiting Mukachevo, Ukraine

Soon after my arrival in Hungary several weeks ago I boarded a train and headed off to Mukachevo, Ukraine to visit the de Vuyst family who serve there with CRWM. I had a great time playing with the kids, visiting their church, and looking at some of the sights. Having visited Hungary for the first time in 1993 crossing the border into Ukraine was like going back into time. Here are some pictures from the trip.

The with a statue near their home (the kids wanted to be in almost all of the pictures)

Dawning the shades and the musicial instruments statues

The results from playing with the kids

Yummy Shashlik

The new (Hungarian)  princess Ilona Zrini statue at Mukachavo Castle

Mukachevo the Home of Fischer Hockey Sticks
Thank you de Vuyst family for allowing me to have such a great visit!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Welcome to Heidi and Andrea's Flat

Two years ago I shared with you pictures of the SheShe house which was my first home in Hungary.  I lived there for two years, but my roommates and I decided to move.  I opted to move into the ‘city’ where I now have more access to public transportation and the downtown core, but a longer commute to work.    I have a wonderful new roommate named Heidi who works with Youth with a Mission (YWAM). 
Here are some pictures of our flat which is part of a duplex.  This flat is typical housing for Hungarians.

See our door
Come into our home

Relax on my bedoom's loveseat

 Visit with our outdoor dog Csénga

Our typical teeny tiny WC complete with a string

Our living room/guest room

Our furnace
Our kitchen
Our Pantry

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Sunday was my birthday and I was also speaking at Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church in Bowmanville.  I would like to thank the church for allowing me to share about my ministry at ICSB and for the birthday surprise:

 A special thanks goes out to Holly for her baking ability.  The cake was delicious.