Saturday, May 31, 2008

Celebration day with our friends

We had a great day of celebration today in the village. It is children's day tomorrow, but the festivities started today. video
There was an incredible program of dancing and singing put on by the kids . I was asked to bring greetings on behalf of all the foreign support that the orphanage receives. Later we had opportunity to visit with our friends and government officials, They were so appreciative of all the support we are bringing them and we assured them that we are only a very small piece of the big picture. Speaking of picture's ,This is a photo of Julie and I with the Area Judge, a Representative of the village , the chief and deputy chief of police . There really are people in government that care and that want to help the kids. Later we had lunch with the Governor of the region ... Here is a photo of him with our translator Christina. ... His is not an easy job, We look forward to continuing to assist him in any way that we can . Next week we have been invited to his house in the mountains for supper... It will be a date that I am looking forward to. ...After lunch while talking with the Government social worker who is responsible for the adoptions in the region... They asked us to assist them with implementing a foster parent system here ... something that is so far out of our league, but it was great that our friends David and Jayne were there because Jayne will be a real resource to them ... She has worked to help train the Foster families in the Ukraine, and has all the manuals in Russian here with her. They were so excited... there will be lots of business meetings to follow. All in all it was a very fun and productive day.

6 comments:

The Freakshow! said...

John!
Soon you are gonna be running for the local government there. Imagine that .... John Wright.... Mayor of the village of Iskra! Then you got something.
Actually you got something there right now... something BIG going on. Run man run!

Anonymous said...

Let there be no doubt why He has sent you there, no doubt in my mind at all.

To make a difference in someones life is one thing, making a difference in many communities is a completley different thin all together.

Blessings

Dan :)

Anonymous said...

Let there be no doubt why He has sent you there, no doubt in my mind at all.

To make a difference in someones life is one thing, making a difference in many communities is a completley different thin all together.

Blessings

Dan :)

Julie & John Wright said...

Sammy ... We have a prenuptial...I am not allowed to get into politics....
I am pretty that applies here to !

Anonymous said...

hi uncle john and aunt julie and girls it's jessica here!
just wanted to give you my e-mail:
souljagirl98@live.com

Anonymous said...

After seeing this and the photos that Anya sent me, all I can say is a big WOW!

Blair from Halifax