Category Archives: Jim Ehrhard’s Ukraine Updates

Pluses and Minuses (September 2012 Update)

We are back in Kiev to begin another semester.  Our return trip had its “pluses and minuses.”  On the PLUS side, God gave us an amazing encounter in the airport at Atlanta. While looking for a place to sit down … Continue reading

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Spring is Here — Summer is Close! (May 2012)

Spring has finally come to Kiev!  Or maybe we should say summer.  After some unusually cold weather at the beginning of April (around 30 F), the temperatures here have gotten to nearly summer levels (in the 80s) rather quickly.  No … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! (April 2012)

In most Slavic countries, Easter is a very big event (and very controversial—we have two Easters, Orthodox and Catholic).  One thing that Christians have done here since Christianity first came to Kiev in the 8th Century was greet each other … Continue reading

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Kyiv Theological Seminary March Update + Prayer Requests

Kyiv Theological Seminary March Update + Prayer Requests

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March 2012 Update From Jim & Katya

Some Much Time, So Little to Do… Stop, Reverse that! (March 2012)   This line comes from one of my favorite movies: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, with Gene Wilder).  It accurately describes how I often feel.  Both short … Continue reading

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Let it snow, Let it snow…February 2012 Update

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Christmas is Coming! (December Update)

The Visa-Go-Round continues (see previous updates to catch up on the story) … Realizing that it would be impossible for me to get my new visa before the old one expired, I decided to fly out of the country and … Continue reading

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Visa-Go-Round

Visa-go-round (November Update) Well, the visa saga continues. After we returned from Poland, we started the next step in the process of getting my visa here for Ukraine.  We were told to go to the local OViR (Office of Registrations) … Continue reading

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Back in Kiev (August Update)

We arrived back in Kiev last week and returned to find out that we have no hot water for 20 days (annual pipe cleaning)!  No problem – this is a regular (minor) issue in Kiev and Katya has years of … Continue reading

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Quick Prayer Requests, April

Here are a couple of things coming up in the next few weeks that we would appreciate your prayers for. Pray for Belgium to grant Katya a visa so she can travel with me to Belgium when I teach there.  … Continue reading

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