At Natalie's blog you can learn about life in Russia, raising the boys on the mission field, Jon's work as a professor enabling him to prepare future pastors and men to be leaders in the Church of God.
I heartily recommend their blog, encourage you to follow along, and hold them up in prayer before God.
I was given opportunity to thank God for From Russia With Love this evening while watching Cecile B. DeMille's, Ten Commandments. As we watched, my daughters and I were discussing some of the same events. We did note, that though this is a wonderful movie, more wonderful tonight watching for the first time in High Definition, yet there is a great deal added, facts misconstrued, and often of more concern motivations misunderstood. As we discussed, I asked my 13 yr old, how did you learn and how do you know so well the history of the events in Exodus. She quoted most wondefully from Natalie's blog saying,"Don't you read From Russia with Love? How does Josiah learn, but by listening and paying attention to his own parents and what they teach and discuss together. Didn't Natalie write concerning the events of Easter: " It's amazing how much Josiah remembers throughout his few years about these stories." Having my own daughter quote Natalie, I'd like to say thanks Natalie and Jon, for your friendship, for your work in Russia, and for your influence even in my own childrens' lives. Click here for Celebrating Passion Week and the above quote.
Natalie explains her blog and life in Russia:
- My husband and I have been married since July 1, 2000. We have two cute boys, Josiah and Nathan. My family brings me so much joy, but I posses a deeper joy in knowing the Lord and Savior. Aside from the free gift of salvation, my husband is the best gift the Lord has blessed me with. He loves God with his whole heart, soul, mind,and strength. We live in Russia because it has been our desire to be involved in missions from the time we were married. My husband helps prepare men to be the future pastors and church leaders of Russia . Even though living in Russia is not easy there really is no other place I would rather be serving our Lord. My children are also a great joy in my life and without them I don't know what we would do every day!
Click here or for the Novosibirsk series: Novosibirsk
- Novosibirsk Part 1 : Getting There
- Novosibirsk Part 2: Our New Home
- Novosibirsk Part 3 : Akadem Gorodok.....
- Novosibirsk Part 4: Ministry
- Novosibirsk Part 5: Learning A New Language
- Novosibirsk Part 6 : Our Neighbor Nadia
- Novosibirsk Part 7: My Friend Natasha
- Novosibirsk Part 8 : Montessori
- Novosibirsk Part 9: Our Neighborhood
- Novosibirsk Part 10 : Our Church
- Novosibirsk Part 11: The End!.