It is very beautiful in the Russian countryside at this time of year.
Olga and some friends went skiing earlier this week. At left is Olga with Natasha Chepushtanova. Olga Ryazhskikh was also with them. They were skiing on a lake north of the city and had a great time. I (Mike) return to Russia on Tuesday. It’s been a great visit to the US, and I am ready to be home.
Our work continues to expand — I will go with two teams to Montenegro this summer, and a team will build a pavilion at Elama (our Russian camp) in June. I’m exploring the possibility of helping a ministry in Estonia, and we will visit Belarus soon to support a ministry there. Please keep MIR in your prayers, the work is getting more difficult as the financial situation becomes a concern. That said, the Lord continues to lead us and bless us; He is trustworthy and true.