Home At Last!

Here we are in our new home in Lebanon, PA. We arrived here last month and are still settling in. Thank you again to each and every one of you for making the journey here possible.

At the farmhouse

Everyone at YWAM has been wonderful and has welcomed us so warmly. It is an amazing place to serve! We currently have English as a Second Language (ESL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) schools running. The YWAM base is packed with students and staff from six nations. Besides assisting in the administration of the base I am coordinating YWAM Lebanon’s role at an Evangelism outreach here in central PA and also at a Creation Festival in which our base is a participant. We’re also recruiting staff and students for a Discipleship Training School (DTS) in September.

Our entire family is enjoying this amazing gift from God that is our new season here in Lebanon. The farmhouse we are renting is wonderful and the children all love it. They have been over every inch and in every nook and cranny. The home is full of blessings from people who gave housewares and furniture to make the home livable for our family. We are very grateful for the gifts we've received from so many of you. We are also enjoying the area parks and our backyard. It’s great to have a safe place for the kids to run and play.

Enjoying the outdoors of Pennsylvania

We have enjoyed visitors from Lebanon and the surrounding areas and from YWAM Kyiv, Ukraine as well! Our very first visitors were Oles & Nadya. Oles met our family at the Kyiv airport when we first arrived in Ukraine and now he was the first one to visit us here. We've had Kyle and Anya with their daughters, and Oleg, also from Kyiv, visit us. Recently Greg spent a day in NYC with Tim and Andrew, missionaries with whom we served. How amazing it has been to have many of our friends from Ukraine in our home here.

The Schlegels from YWAM Kyiv, Ukraine visiting

We ask for your prayers for the following:

~ For the sale of our home in Atlanta. The tenant who rented the house for the past 2 years moved out in the end of February. We listed the house for sale in March and are praying for a buyer very soon because without a tenant paying rent, we are unable to pay our mortgage.

~ For Steven’s continued positive response to the TB treatment. He began his 8th month of medication last week and in July he’ll be evaluated to determine if his treatment will end or if he will have to continue for an additional 3 months.

~ For new, regular monthly supporters who will help us reach our budget goal so we can do the work that we came here to do at YWAM Lebanon and with Mercy Trucks Ukraine.

~ For staff for the Discipleship Training School which begins in September at YWAM Lebanon.

~ For Stepan and Oksana Terletsky who are the in-country managers of Mercy Trucks Ukraine in Kyiv. Please pray for them as they continue to learn their roles and responsibilities with the dental truck ministry.

~ For dentists and other medical personnel to volunteer their time and talents to serve orphans and other needy Ukrainians with the Mercy Truck on short-term outreaches.