When you are down and out it is an
impossible task to get back up and in,
unless you have Dr. Vyaltseva and Light of
Crimea Foundation on your side. Mr
Dodonov lived without ID on the street for
15 years. Today he is a REAL PERSON
living in a warm place, attending church
and getting the help he needs. It was a
year-long task for our Dr. to get him
documented but we know heaven is


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NIICCA and FHI both got new warehouses
this fall. NIICCA started filling theirs up just
immediately! They already sent us two
containers in one boat. We need your
prayers that we will be able to free these
from customs in time for Christmas. There
are hundreds of nice new warm sweat
shirts in one of them, plus toys, and  other
clothes, furniture and medical supplies that
can bless the orphan and poor children of
Our warehouse rent in Crimea keeps going
up fast as does our housing. David's apt.
rent has doubled to $400 in the past two
years. Please pray for our finances.
from your friend David G. Hallowell
We are always happy to receive guests in Crimea and we
After the Sytch family visit which we reported in our last
newsletter,  Amy Gomes and Ira, who do so much for the
Semichkov family and now are embarking on a big project
here stopped in with us. Ruth, Paul and Robert of NIICCA
spent a week and got lots of ideas about needs they can
address with hum aid containers. They were preceded and
then followed by the Martin family who have an adoption
still in progress.  Everyone had a chance to visit our family
project, the Semichkovs. Without exception that visit was a
high point of the trip. Jeffrey, an American boy we photoed
observations about these simple country
children....(below)observations about these simple country
    David's Thoughts
    on the Season
    About this time every year it seems I am
    torn between nostalgia and knowledge.  It
    starts when I remember fondly all the warm
    and wonderful family gatherings we have

Ah the caroling and apple cider! I remember the pageants
too, the year I kept pushing up the Santa's mask while
reciting the Night Before Christmas to a howling audience
at a schoolhouse in the woods. Oh and the guessing
games! The presents and pies, chuckles, tears and
sighs. Nostalgia is a powerful force in a man my age.  
Hah! I just remembered a café named "Nostalgia" near
our office here in Crimea. It has inlaid hammer and sickle
symbols on the tables, and pictures of scowling soviet
rulers all around. It proudly proclaims "almost Soviet"
prices. Nostalgia is just romanticised memory after all.

About ten years ago I spent a year on the Abraham Forum,
often defending the faith but also finding some answers
to questions that had long challenged my own faith. After
learning the timing of Zechariah's visit by Gabriel and
John the Baptist's birth, etc. It became clear that our Lord
Jesus must have been born on or about Rosh Hoshanah
in September, not on December 25th!

The Wise Men came much later and the shepherds were
in the field at night with their flocks like they never would
be on a freezing December night. The December 25th
date has pagan beginnings, as do our trees, the 12 days
of Christmas, the yule log, and our gift giving and revelry.
So when I hear, someone nobly demand that we, "Put
Christ back in Christmas!" I cannot but wonder why we
don't ask for Him to be put back in the Holiday He really
was born in. Could it be nostalgia? How long must we
delay truth for romanticised memories?  
Recently we hired two interpreters. They
have now both gotten jobs working in Intl.
children will go from institutions to parents.
That is what we want. Only now our office's
most bilingual person is...David! We need
help in translations and interpreting. Please
pray for a new helper in that important work.
Getting this window in was Natasha Semichkov's top
priority. We were saving money for the bridge over the creek
torrent. But when we talked at a women's seminar in
Belagorsk, she convinced us that the old drafty window had
to go. The children's warmth and health depends on it. We
relented. A huge wind almost delayed the installation, as
the week we had planned on installing it this gale force
wind had knocked out power in the region for days. Praise
God all was up and running when we got there...including
the kids who had been out of school all week and were
crazy with cabin fever.
Before we lost Olga and Vera to more prosperous work we kept after them to finish translating an
important document into Russian. They did finish it before they went on. This is a helpful book for
people who work as teams in Healing Rooms. If you haven't heard about Healing Rooms look up IAHR
on the net and you will understand more. I visited a Healing Room in Texas and was greatly blessed. I
see this ministry as a great supplement, helping overworked church leaders minister to the health
needs of people for whom they just do not have enough time.  Healing Rooms are staffed by people
from every denomination that believes in divine healing. It turns out that this cross confessional
teamwork is a bridge to unity as well as a proof of something Jesus prayed in John 17:20-23.  Christian
unity brings evangelical results...according to the Lord!  I was greatly blessed to attend a meeting of 8
churches of several persuasions last Saturday in Simferopol. Hallelujah! This is unheard of in Crimea!
We hope to see more churches participating at the next such gathering.
platform reads in Russian, "for the building up of the body
of Christ" The whole passage from which that phrase
comes reads, "And He gave some as apostles, and
some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some
as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints
for the work of service, to the building up of the The
multi-church gathering had powerful praise and worship
and eight sermons! Whew! The banner above the
platform reads in Russian, "for the building up of the body
of Christ" The whole passage from which that phrase
comes reads, "And He gave some as apostles, and
some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some
as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints
for the work of service, to the building up of the body of
Christ;  until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the
knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the
measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of
Christ." Ephesians 4:11-13
This building in progress at the River
of Joy site is the place for a new
healing Room. In fact the entire ROJ
project is about healing children and
families and villages with the
restoration power of Jesus Christ. We
hope to get the floor in this winter.
There is lots more work to do on this
building. This has been a "windows"
year. We got windows and doors in
this summer. Please help us pray in
the funds to finish it.
Inspired imagination is precious rare, but progress starts there!