domed cathedrals grace the skyline as scarf-covered babuskas (grandmothers) sell their
flowers and goods. Musicians play their accordions in the underground metro tunnels.
Quick weather changes intersperse showers with sunshine. This is the land of borsht,
tea, vereniky (meat or fruit filled pasta dumplings), and black bread. It is home to
the Slavic people who have been oppressed for most of their 1500-year history, and the
birthplace of Russian Orthodoxy in 988 A.D.
spring I was privileged to travel to Kiev, Ukraine as part of the Global Missions Track
offered at AGTS, fulfilling part of my degree requirements, and having a great intercultural
experience while doing it. I was able to take several courses at Evangel Theological
Seminary (ETS) in Kiev, a new seminary built by the Assemblies of God in conjunction
with the Pentecostal Union of Ukraine. ETS is offering masters level courses for students
from the CIS region of Eastern Europe. Currently, nine different nations are represented
within the 55-member student body. A number of the students are regional directors and
bishops of their countries. More than a few are directors of Bible schools dotting the
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