What Sunday Mornings Look Like in Russia

I thought you would like to see what a typical Lord’s Day looks like for us here in St. Petersburg. Even though we wake up rather late because we don’t have to leave for church until 10:30, it is still quite dark when we get up. The days are quite short this time of the year. This morning Tali treated us all to a yummy breakfast of homemade donuts! But as you can see in the second picture, Baby Owen didn’t enjoy them as much as we did…

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After breakfast we all bundle up (which is such a process that it could be a post in itself!) for the 20 minute walk to church. Here are some pictures from this morning’s walk. In them you will see our Nannies as well as the other two young ladies who live with us at the Purcell home.

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The church here meets in the seminary apartment. This morning Scott taught about family worship. In our family we have tried to be faithful to not only feeding our children physical food every day but also to feed them the Bread of Life which is God’s Word. We have found that teaching families this basic habit of reading Scripture every day (family worship) is very necessary. We were very encouraged as the man who translated for Scott was from another church here in St Petersburg was so eager to hear about family discipleship and home education so he invited us to come speak at his church when we return from our next trip. Our schedule for the next three weeks is filling quickly but we are excited to try to fit that meeting in. Here is a pic of Scott teaching.

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We hope you all enjoyed your Lord’s Day as much as we did!

Ps- I guess if you are reading this post right away on Saturday evening it might seem strange, but remember we are 11 hours ahead of Colorado time!

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