It was a cold snowy day. My camera had battery issues. The moms
had made creative costumes and the children all had their rhymes
well memorized. It reminded me of a schoolhouse in my childhood.

~   HEAD DOCTOR STAYS THE WHOLE NIGHT, ANNA PETROVNA BORN 3 AM!
~   SEMICHKOV'S GET A NEW TRANSMISSION FOR JUST $400!
~   DAVID'S RENT PAID! ~ A MIRACLE OF TIMING
~   A GLUCOMETER FOR A PENNY!!! IT'S IMPOSSIBLE! NO, IT'S GOD!
~   TWO CONTAINERS COME AT ONCE!....MORE MIRACLES
~   ANTI-CORRUPTION CRUSADER YULIA TYMOSHENKO BACK ON TOP!
~   MEZHGORIE VILLAGE KIDS HAVE A PARTY
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GOOD IDEA!
SEMICHKOV'S GET A NEW
TRANSMISSION FOR JUST $400!
God's grace beats man's greed every time. The
Semichkov foster family really has God in their
corner. When the oldest boys came into town
seeking a new transmission for their '83 Volga the
local "cheaper" place quoted them $900! Just a
couple of months earlier they were told $600 would
buy it. We had $500 in the bridge fund and they
had another $100 so we thought together we had
it covered. What to do? I prayed and the Lord
gave me the name of our old driver, Igor Holonin.
Igor got on the horn with his parts buddy and the
Semichkovs are rejoicing because they bought a
brand new transmission for only $400.
December 2007
NEWS of CRIMEA
from your friend David G. Hallowell
Every child is a miracle but on November 22nd at 3 AM Anna
Petrovna was born to a Christian lady who scarcely a year ago had
taken a chance on a rehabilitated alcoholic. Peter Konovalov has
come to be not only a well recovered proud parent and responsible
family man, but by God's grace he was adopted into the River of Joy
family as the new guardian of the River of Joy campus. For Peter that
meant his wife Tatiana's labor was overseen by the grateful Head
Doctor of the Belogorsk Hospital maternity Ward, who has received a
Joy Foundations. Dr. Eldar did not go home at 3 PM, when he usually
knocks off, but he and Doctor Angela stayed with Tatiana until her
baby was born 12 hours later! Anna Petrovna Konovalova weighed in
at 2 kilograms, 550 grams and was proclaimed healthy by Light of
Crimea Pediatrician Tatiana Vyaltseva not long after her birth. The
family is at home at River Road 7 in Ovrashki, the ROJ Campus.
HEAD DOCTOR STAYS THE NIGHT
God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to
change the one I can, and the wisdom to know …it's me!  ~  John G. Miller
WINTER MIRACLES
DAVID'S RENT IS PAID            
A MIRACLE OF TIMING            
"When you reach the end of your rope God shows
up." I had NO money for my apartment rent in
December, and I almost went into panic mode when
mid-month rolled around and the landlord called
about the rent...almost. At last I am learning that
helping a brother acquire musical instruments. He
had said he would pay me but I had not seen any
money from him. He paid me the day before my
landlord came. Another miracle of God's JIT delivery.
ITS IMPOSSIBLE!
NO ITS GOD.
<<<<IMPORTANT
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Last Friday two NIICCA humanitarian aid
containers arrived at once! I was out in the
country attending a year end party with villagers
whose children were getting toys from ROJ.
Katya Rigotun looked around and there was
Tonia Tskhay, former Light of Crimea Director.
Tonia volunteered and between them they got
all paperwork done that day and the containers
packed into two warehouses. We had prayed
the containers would come in and pass customs
before year's end. The next day, Saturday was
the last work day of 2007. Customs has taken
three months to clear a container, but they
cleared our containers in ONE DAY! God did it
again! Some of my favorite miracles are those
that move Crimea's bureaucratic mountains.
IMAGINE unpacking two of these puppies in one day!
IMAGINE both of them clearing customs the next day!
IMAGINE it was a Saturday, the last work day of 2007
ANTI CORRUPTION CRUSADER
YULIA TYMOSHENKO BACK ON TOP
Ukraine prime minister's seat somehow just this December,
declared on TV that she will arrange double anti-corruption
control in her government. She has mentioned cars that are
worth hundreds of thousands of dollars that were sold for
$300 each to parliament ministers. Others signed tenders
showing their offices 'bought' items for 10 times what they
really cost if one is to believe their accounts. She doesn't
yet know how to stop it but she has promised to try. Taking
control of the audit seems to be one way she will go about
it. "We want the law to give the Account Chamber a right not
only to control and audit, but to appeal to a court directly”, -
Yulia Tymoshenko declared.
LIKE A CAT WITH NINE LIVES from
the seats of power. More on who
she is and what she has been
through so far can be found on her
website.
when a call came in from Akim Abramov, Vice Mayor of
Belogorsk, I wondered how we could possibly help. We were
well over a thousand dollars in the red and the Glucometer
instrument for the diabetic child he told us about could run to
$200 with test strips. I heard myself agreeing to help! You can
imagine my relief when Dr Tatiana came in reporting that she
got a new Glucometer with only a 5 kopek outlay! That is a new
medical instrument for a US Penny! It is clear that with God it is
not about the money. He can do what He wants done!
TWO CONTAINERS IN TWO DAYS FROM START TO FINISH!
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