Mission to Ukraine 7/4/2007 – Beregovo
In the afternoon we went to see a museum in the nearby town of Beregovo, but it was closed. So we wandered around the center for about an hour. This was the Hungarian district and had a lot of old buildings with plaques in Hungarian. This part of Ukraine was originally part of Hungary and then Poland. We talked to a few natives who spoke some Hungarian for us. I talked to Elena the whole time and another interpreter (whose name I forget now) -- Elena is from Izmail, a city on the border of Romania and is a member of a Presbyterian church. She knew Mykola Faryga before he came tot the Untied States. Mykola was a member of my church in Orlando -- a protégé of R.C. Sproul, who is now in Kolomyia, a city in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine, getting all of Sproul's books and many Reformed classics into the Russian and Ukrainian languages. While waiting for the bus to load I took a video of some Gypsy boys who were begging on the streets. Elena wanted to give them some dried apricots to eat instead of cash. We had a night service and I had my first full night of sleep in four days.