On Friday, we had our morning service and we went on a bus ride to Uzhgorod. This is a city on the border of Slovakia about an hour northwest of Mukacheve.
On this trip, I got to talk more to Anna. In one of our conversations, she talked about how her family owns a small potato farm and how hard it is to dig potatoes. You can see that about 90 percent of the teachers in the camp were women. That’s a higher percentage than the typical school in America. Part of that imbalance is due to the income level. You can make a living in Florida as a teacher at about the average income level, but in Ukraine it is less than that.
In Uzhgorod, we went to a botanical garden an outdoor village museum. Part of the time I hung out with Oksanna and Olga again. They are the two who are reciting the Lord’s Prayer in Ukrainian. The village museum is kind of a restored community showing lots of village building styles from the last 200 years.