It happens every team around this time , starting to get very tired physically, and overwhelmed with emotion .. great times with the team, but sorry I am going to bed , you will have to make up your own story today.
Monday, March 02, 2015
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Today we went with the team to the mountain village of Kashka .. what was once a thriving city of about 45 000 people is now just a ruins with about 150 people , many of them children . Today we visited them and gave them Samaritans purse shoe boxes as well as a small treat bag from the team .
It is always such a blessing to be able to be a part of these days .
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The team arrived with no problems along the way . The brought great excitement with them.. We are looking forward to a great week with them
we have a new bunny at the house, waiting for a ride out to the farm . He and Logan became instant friends
We all had a little snack, then headed to the apartments for the night for a sleep after the long journey
Friday, February 27, 2015
We had a very smooth uneventful trip here today . Once again my Expedia Elite plus card got us right to the head of every line, and a confident " I have nothing to declare " got us past the customs with no problem, 6 bags.
We were home to the apartment by 6 am . bags are mostly unpacked, and the daily routine began.
Kamala had her class this morning . She is teaching Russian refresher course to two girls from the US. on Skype.
We brought some gifts for Anya from friends in America. She was very blessed .
We did a bit of shopping to get ready for the team coming tomorrow . The vehicles , the meals , the translators, are arranged, and the beds are all made. Then we have had a few meetings to make plans with all the support workers.
We are a little jet lagged , but hopefully the team doesn't notice as they will be in their own fog.
We have a couple more things to arrange in the morning, then we will pick the team up at 5 pm.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
We have a had a wonderful few days since our departure from Canada. On the drive to the airport in Washington we have had the privilege to visit with the forever families of some of the kids that we have known from Kyrgyzstan. It is such a blessing to see how well they are all doing.
The last couple days have been here in Virginia with Amir and Danial ( Tiik ). It is so great to see how happy they are and to spend some time with them, when we can keep up with them .
Yesterday we even went to watch them at their ski lessons .. so cool
Its now time to say good buy for a few months. We head for the airport in a couple hours. We will land in Bishkek on Friday morning , then we have a day and a half to put the final touches on things before we pick up the team on Saturday afternoon. We are so blessed to have the team we do getting everything ready in our absence.
Here are a few things we will be doing with this team if you are following along
delivering Samaritans purse boxes
putting up a fences at the farm
kids to the hot springs
picnic with men from the mens home
building a barn
delivering food packages and restocking food garage
visiting the seniors home
working on the hospital clinic and visiting the baby orphanage
taking kids to the ballet and the movies
appreciation day dinner for those we work along side
woman's day party.
thats enough to get us started , I am sure there will be so much more going on over the next week .
I was talking to Sam from iam1ru and he tells me that there is still room on the fall trip to Kyrgyzstan. This is a great way to venture out on a missions trip. Sam looks after everything for you at that end. Trip prices include everything including project money .. this is great if you want to be part of a team but don't want to go through the extra work of putting one together .
So follow along here for the next week and you can see some of the things that your team could be doing.