For some reason, these ladies have taken me to their hearts. They insisted I must be in a picture with them, and they were hugging me. I love going to Primorsk!
This little babushka was sitting at the back of the church. She was so much like my stereotyped image of what a Russian/Ukrainian grandmother should be that I couldn't resist taking her picture. But she wasn't very happy with me for doing it.
Finally, on the next Sunday one of the young women in the church testified that a large group of the church people had gone out on the main street in downtown Primorsk, stood on the corner and began singing Christmas carols. People were curious, stopping and asking them what this was all about. And the church people began to tell them about the real Christmas and the birth of Christ. What a wonderful evangelistic outreach to people who don't know the love of God. We were totally impressed with these people!