Saturday, November 10, 2018

People are smiling

She is smiling because a couple groups of foreigners came to visit her. 

When the teams came to see her and bring food hampers to help her family heading into the winter, they noticed that she was not doing well.    

 When they dug a little deeper on that they found that her teeth were very bad and she was not eating. 

That was something that thew team was happy to take care of for her .

Another couple ladies are smiling because the teams came to visit. 

Olga's center got a call from the government that a family's home had burned down and that they needed help.  We were expecting a pile of chard wood, but what we found was that the house had been almost completely rebuilt in just 6 weeks 

The first thought might have been , " They are doing fine they don't need our help" but when we stopped and talked to them, we found that this field worker and his parents, wife and 4 little kids did not just curl up and wait for help, they dug in and worked hard to have a home for the winter.   They had just run out of money and building supplies . What they needed was windows and a door .. Between the team and some of you, they got a new door and 6 new windows, and are in before winter ..  

Another person is smiling because of the teams .. that me when I think back to how we had such a great time with them as they spread the joy. 

Friday, November 09, 2018

from the teams perspective

One of the teams we had visit us was from our home town. On that team was a young lady who we have traveled with before, and is a good friend of our kids.

 Lisa had put together a small video for a presentation when the team returned.

 I can't share it in full, but I wanted you get an idea of what a short term trip might be like. What a blessing it was to have these friend with us. Hope you enjoy .

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Activity Center

I wanted to show you a few photos from the progress of the Kashar  "Activity Center".  

It is amazing to see how things are coming along .  We have already had so many people and groups using the center.  Kids from orphanages for day use and over nights, men from the mens home, conferences for adopting parents, trauma training, and so much more .  We have come to realize that there is a huge opportunity here to be a blessing to so many . 

We are setting things up and furnishing for 50 people .  This will place where people , groups and organizations can come to experience this awesome property and the peace that it offers.  We now have the main structure completed and next up is  the trim and furnishings .  

here are some before and after shots 

and some construction photos 

  the outside is finished, now to start on the inside 

So many have experienced life at the ranch over the summer. We can't wait so see what the future has for this incredible place.

We have the yurts down and packed up for the winter. water is turned off and the pipes are drained .. see you in the spring .  

Monday, October 29, 2018

Don't even know where to start.

It has been a while since I have posted, and the longer I wait, the further behind I get.  So I will just start and maybe do some recaps over the next few weeks when we get back to Canada .  

Julie always makes lists when we have a party so she decided to make a list as to the number of different people who spent at least one night at the farm this fall.. she came up with over 150 different people .. many staying for a week to 10 days . 

what an incredible few months . Here are a few photos.