Friday, July 25, 2008

Stories yet to be told !

Yesterday was a busy day for us,.... unfortunately my stomach was not cooperating and I spent the day in bed... Well back at it today.... We have been packing and sorting what to leave and where it would be put to the best use... Ishar picked us up at 1 today, our first stop was at Larisa's house to have a short visit with the town Chief, then he showed us the new hospital he is opening in a few weeks... from there we went to the ribbon cutting ceremony at the home for invalid men where their new recreational room is ready... One of the men came out from his room and said how he remembered when we first came,,, then said that we did not forget them and thank you for the new room... he then turned into the wall and started crying....
We then visited the village to see the new water supply and to say good bye to our friends there.
Back onto the bus and off to the village... Pastor Vera's was the first stop for Tea.... complete with ploff , salads and watermelon... we dropped off supplies for the kids camp that they will be holding all next month... more good byes, then over to the orphanage ... Things started to get messy there, we did drop off the rest of the money for their playground and also the new swings... the playground is really coming along.....then more tea
We then stopped at Rahema's house...(Ruslan's mom) .. We brought them some medications for the baby and a new carpet for the living room... and had more tea....
Next stop was Aigola's family.... the farm five.... More watermelon and a short visit... then we had to say good bye.... this was so hard, but we know that they have a strong network around them and will be okay.... did I say it was sooo hard to say goodbye....
As you can imagine there was so much more that went on ... Each stop could be it's own post.... Maybe I will play catch up and share the photos when we leave.... we will be in Kiev for a week, then to maybe Poland, then will finish our adventure with a week at the Crimea before heading back to Canada.... so stay tuned ....there are a ton of stories yet to be told...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

John, Julie, Emma and Bekah,
Good Byes are tough I know, but I know you will be back there as soon as favour allows, so look forward to the renunions here and back there again. I know you know this, but relationships are the only thing that you can take into heaven with you, thats all. So when reviewing the investments you have made over the last five months, know that the value is priceless..........priceless

Looking forward to seeing you home in Norwood,

Have a safe and adventurous rest of your journey

Blessings

Dan :)

Hilary Marquis said...

I know how hard those goodbyes were. I also know that you'll be back (probably with my hubby in tow...) before you know it! Since you're making stops all over the place, you should just stop in Nebraska too :P

LaJoy Family said...

Yea...what Hilary said! And stop in Colorado as well!!!

Cindy

Anonymous said...

Dear John, Julie, Emma and Bekah,
I love you all and I am praying for you as you take flight on a new adventure. You truly do spread light and love wherever you go.
Love from Paula

Ivy Lee said...

Yeah, what Hilary and Cindy said, but add California to the tour.

Freakshow. said...

Holy Hannah John....you could end up being the US PI rep! lol!