Category Archives: Family Happenings

playing catch-up, 6

May was big in our family, for many reasons.  Mary was cast as Anne in the school play, The Diary of Anne Frank.  It was an amazing experience and the kids did a great job.   Anna traveled to Kenya for … Continue reading

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playing catch-up, 4

February did have another thing of note, namely, in my role as Parent Teacher Fellowship Coordinator at KCA, I kind of head up planning and pulling off the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Banquet. I should say here that KCA – Kiev Christian … Continue reading

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playing catch-up

One of the prayer requests listed on our prayer calendar for this month goes like this, “Pray for us as we work to keep up the various modes of communication/contact with our supporters.  As means of communication change, we are … Continue reading

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October prayer calendar out

It’s a thin post, content-wise, but we just wanted to let you know that there is a new monthly prayer calendar available.  If you’d like to receive it, drop us a note at jmmcdonnel@aol.com or contact us via facebook.

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chug, chug, toot, toot, off they go

The visa acquisition process can sometimes be an exciting adventure [note incongruous word combinations], but we are thrilled to say that after having received the girls’ new passports last Friday, they along with ours are already zipping on their way … Continue reading

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a day in Galveston

We took a family day a few days after we got here, and here are a few pictures.

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headed west

Today we leave Kiev for a 2 1/2 month summer furlough in the U.S.  The majority of our time will be in Texas, where we’ll be reconnecting with family, as well as visiting supporting churches and families. It’s been a … Continue reading

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some pictures to go with last post

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mrs. bennet

We’re looking forward to something this week – Mary’s playing the role of Mrs. Bennet in an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! It has been fun to hear comments from the various people we meet connected to KCA, especially … Continue reading

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endings

So much for updating here every 10 days or so! We are looking at the beginning of May on Tuesday, and with May, a couple of big endings. Benjamin will graduate from high school and will, for all intents and … Continue reading

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puppy ventures

Saturday, July 16 was a big day for our family:  we brought home a puppy.  It’s a long story as to why we were where we were when we found her, but suffice it to say that when an adult … Continue reading

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Donna and Anna in the States

Two weeks ago Donna and Anna left for the States. Anna is returning to the US to go to school and work. So this was an emotional time, but a good time. Donna went with her to help with the … Continue reading

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Anna’s Graduation

Here are some pics from Anna’s graduation ceremony that happened yesterday, Friday here in Kiev.

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Our Graduate

Anna is graduating in a few weeks, and we wanted to invite you to her graduation 😉

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Accepted

We were excited today to find that Anna had been accepted to the second of her two first-choice schools. She got her acceptance to LeTourneau University back in January, but Texas A&M sent word yesterday. We are so thankful! Pray … Continue reading

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