In case you wondered. It is COLD in Ukraine in February. It was 5 below yesterday and dropping, according to Derek. We’re as prepared as can be with great coats, books, REALLY expensive long underwear, and great merino wool socks.

But nothing can prepare you for THIS! The Russians are holding back the natural gas supply to Ukraine. We’ve been told that the region has enough gas supply to last til April. While Derek and Renee were there, they had a 2 day limit for use of hot water. We found out yesterday that there are no “hot water” days now. This means lots of boiling water and no real showers while we are there.

If you’re interested in reading more about the natural gas issues between Russia and Ukraine, you can CLICK HERE.

And you can PRAY!