Weddings in the West
This week is crazy. During the middle of setting up camp, I’m driving Thursday night to L’viv in Western Ukraine. My friend Natalie is getting married on Friday, and I will then drive home again Friday night. I have known Natalie for a long time and she is a good friend.

My Scottish mate Simbo is getting married two days later, a little further west in Poland. Unfortunately it clashes with other things so I cannot go.


June is graduation month for the local Technicums. This year Sergei, Sasha and Nadia completed their diplomas. Sergei will work through the summer and then sometime in autumn will commence his compulsory military service. Sasha is from another town. He may be living with me for the summer – is still making up his mind. He hopes to enter university in the autumn. He is a mature young man. I would like to get to know him better. Nadia has finished a chef’s course. She makes great cakes. She is one of my English students and I don’t know what her plans are for the coming year.

Rural Ukraine Foreign Language Services
I guess I was too hasty in saying the registration process was almost complete. Everything has been pushed back. Through a friend, I have contacted two ladies who will come to Rzhyshchiv and believe they can do the process in one week. This time I’m the doubting Thomas but I’m going to ride with it. I can see the benefit of having the process finished before I leave here in October. It will be good to come back here next year ready to get things rolling.

Lessons have progressed well. We are in recess now til September. I will teach again for one month before I leave. We need a replacement teacher for the time I am away, it would be great to be able to keep the students I already have going.


  • To every one of you who pray for me. I am overwhelmed. Thanks for encouraging me by telling me you pray for me.

Love Jono
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