Tuesday morning, the CMO team gathered for a quick team meeting and devotion and then headed for the mountains. Our destination was Strilky, the village where we were scheduled to show the film the following Sunday. Our goal was to pass out invitations and put up posters for the film.
After about 2 and a half hours of travel, we arrived in Strilky, agreed on a time for the film showing with the village head, and split up into three teams to pass out invitations. Before long, we realized that there were far more houses in Strilky than we had invitations. We started leaving invitations at every other house, but even with that, we were unable to reach the farthest ends of the village. However, news spreads like wildfire in the villages, and we had no doubt that in no time at all, everyone in the village would know that a group of Americans had been going from door to door advertising a film...
Wednesday was supposed to be the day we started the chalk art course, but because Christie Ballmann, our instructor, was delayed due to flight difficulties, we wound up using Wednesday to get ready for the chalk art course [a tool we use to share the Gospel on the streets of L'viv].
Most of the guys needed some junky clothes (chalk drawing can be messy), so Josh took them out to some second-hand shops to get some clothes. The results were pretty funny! Benjamin wound up with a pair of capris (they are quite popular with Ukrainian men), Andrew looked like an African trail guide with a green pair of trail pants and a tan shirt, and Matthew's bell-bottoms made him look like an escapee from the seventies!
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