Today, Gideon stuck a gum wrapper up his nose. By the time we could find the tweezers, the wrapper had disappeared into his nose. Kristie took him to a near by clinic and was able to have it removed. Thankfully, it was not painfully, took less than an hour, and Keith did not need to use the vacuum!
The picture is of Gideon a few days before his 1st Birthday.
Tonight, we celebrated Daniel's Birthday. Daniel and his family are friends from Church. Up until time for the party, half of Yaroslavl was without electricity. We had a fun afternoon of reading, replacing batteries in toys and thinking of all the things we could not do without electricity. Kristie decided to take a bath by candlelight, but we only had HOT water. Often in Russia, you will have periods of only COLD water, but today we only had hot water. Do you know how long it takes hot water to cool enough for a bath---longer than Kristie was willing to wait! Thankfully the electricity returned just in time for a fun Birthday celebration!
Mary Elizabeth's hair is getting so long, she has to walk with her head tilted back, when it is not pulled back---which is most of the time, since she pulls out her hair clips! Aunt Leslyn, sorry, but we may not be able to wait until Christmas for her first haircut, because it is getting out of control!
Jenny, a colleauge who lives in Moscow, came to spend a couple of days with us. We all had so much fun with Jenny...Gideon even said, "Mommy, please stop talking, because I want to talk to Jenny!" Thanks Jenny for coming to Yaroslavl! We hope you had a great trip!
The journey of the 4 Sullivans began over 14 years ago and often resembled the life of nomads. The majority of our journey has been in Russia…learning the language, loving the people and sharing the hope found only in a relationship with Jesus Christ. We currently call Saint Petersburg home and love being able to share the great love of Christ with those around us.
After graduating from New Mexico State University, Keith was a missionary in Penza, Russia. Kristie graduated from Oklahoma State University and became a Recreational Therapist in Galveston, Texas. Keith and Kristie met and married while attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Gideon was born September 3, 2001 in Fort Worth, Texas and moved to Russia at the age of 6 months. Gideon obtained his passport at the age of 1 month and has been to over 15 different countries. He is now in Junior High at International Academy of Saint Petersburg. He loves life, being with his family and playing the Wii!!!
Mary Elizabeth answers to Emme and was born in Enid, Oklahoma in May 2005. She moved to Russia at the age of 5 months and is in the 4th Grade at the International Academy.Emme loves horses and wants to be a Vet!
Words of Wisdom
Streams In The Desert is a daily devotional book that has ministered to me tremendously. I have included many excerpt in my Blog to encourage me and remind me that His mercies are new every morning, His grace is sufficient and His love never fails!!! I want to give full credit to the original writers and special thanks to Jim Reimann, the editor.