Here are a few more bio's on my kids:
Ivan was Olexiy's best friend. I worried that after Ivan left that Olexiy would stop coming too, but he proved to be faithful. We had one child who had a mental handicap, and he was seated next to him. I was extremely impressed by Olexiy's level of maturity and how he handled the situation, even in the face of some pretty harsh peer pressure. His English wasn’t so hot, and he also struggled with memory work. But he was persistent, and always earned his Chupa Chup, as seen in the picture, that I handed out when they were able to successfully recite the passage from memory. (They loved their Chupa Chups!)
She is a gymnast and consequently has required diets. The first day she came, I was passing out snacks and encouraged her to take more but she refused. After discussing it in Ukrainian with her friends, one of them final came up with the word “diet” in English. After this I always teased her when she took cookies. “No diet?”
Maria’s friend. She didn't know much English, but much like Olexiy, I was impressed by her motivation to learn the memory work. She was a really nice girl and I would of liked to have gotten to know her better. I was really happy to see her show up at the VBS concert on Sunday because she didn’t start attending VBS until the last few days.
"Jesus blood never fails me."