We are preparing to head back to Ukraine on the 28th of April and as our time in the US ends we want to bring you all up to date.
Danny's health has been improving over the last month and we are very thankful for that. He saw two doctors on the Central Coast and had a bunch more tests done and one of the doctors looked at the test results and said there was nothing out of the ordinary in those results and the other doctor said that one test could show signs of adrenal fatigue. Since there was nothing else to do we started treating adrenal fatigue and within a few weeks Danny's pain levels went down and his energy levels started to increase. (wikipedia has information on adrenal fatigue here and it is basically what often is called burn out) The headaches still come and the fatigue isn't gone but overall there is less pain and less fatigue and for that we are very thankful.
Our time in the US has been just what we needed. We were able to spend a lot of time with Liese's family and be a support to them as they were a support to us. Our friends in NorCal were very encouraging and a huge blessing. Our time on the Central Coast has been very relaxing and refreshing for us. Danny's aunt and uncle in Mexico flew us down to visit them and we had a really encouraging time talking with them about life, ministry, missions, and hardships. We've been able to spend a lot of time with our nieces (both in NorCal and SoCal) which is something we miss, being so far away from them as they grow up. Time with friends in the SLO area has been great and we are very thankful for all the friends we have.
As we return to Ukraine we will need to reassess various aspects of our lives and ministries that lead to adrenal fatigue and make some adjustments as Danny continues to recover. It may be a slow road to recovery but things are looking up and we know God has a purpose in all this and is teaching us about ourselves and our relationship with Him. We are looking forward to getting back home and back to our friends and church in Kaharlyk.