First Phone Call!

I’ve really been sensing an urgency all week to talk with Ilya.  I finally got a phone card for Ukraine yesterday and we were all set to try to call him.  We called him this morning before we left for church and we got to talk to him for about 8 minutes!  It gave us such joy to hear his sweet voice and we pray that it was good for him to hear all of our voices as well.  Each child said hi to him and we asked him some basic questions in Russian or our English-Russian combo language that seems to get us by.   We were able to ask him “How are you?”  “How is school?”  “Would you like us to call again next Sunday?”  We also told him that we love him and miss him.  It was SUCH an incredible blessing to be able to talk with him for a bit.  He returned to Ukraine almost two months ago and we were not given the phone number to reach him until last month.  We were slow with getting around to it, due to the logistics of it all.  The orphanage suggested that the best time for us to call is between 5:00 and 6:00pm Ukraine time, which is between 9:00 and 10:00am our time.  The only day of the week that we are all home at that time is Sunday, which is busy because we are getting ready for church during that time.  So yesterday we made a commitment to doing it today and planned our morning accordingly and finally pulled it off!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Sue
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 12:05:27

    Jill! What a great treat to get to talk to Ilya!! Praise the Lord! I hope it is the first of many phone visits and that he’s continuing to feel bonded to you even though he’s 1,000s of miles away! Love you!!


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