Monday, March 30, 2009
If you look at the top of this blog you will see a photo of a small girl in the dump.... Since that time, our dream agent has Larisa been that working hard to provide a better life for these kids. Presently they are in one of the orphanages because they are having a difficult time with the paper work, and the current situation with the adoption process. In Canada there is a family that is partnering with her... I know this family well and I know their hearts. When they first decided to sponsor this family, I even tried to discourage them as I did not want to put a financial hard ship on their family, But over the last year, over and over again it has been reinforced with the power of philanthropy... the power to restore hope and dignity, and the power to change the world around us... and it all begins with a sacrifice.... Judy made that sacrifice with her family, and I am sure that if you ask her today, she will tell you that it was worth every penny and more. JUDY...... THIS IS FOR YOU
Friday, March 27, 2009
Yesterday we went shopping with the kids from the orphanage and a few extras .. they each had $50 to buy new cloths.... This photo is what is so great about working for PI
One of these boys is sponsored , and one is not..... yet they all got to go.... ...but yesterday, he felt special ... In the last few days, we have heard things like "No one has ever been nice to me before" , and " It is so nice to have a choice" or from another not in the orphanage ... he said " I was at the bazaar this morning to buy cloths, but after I bought food, I had no money "..... and from the looks of him, he has not had a lot of food. I will try to catch up a bit this afternoon....
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Lena here on the opposite side of Jengish in the photo is one of PI's Dream agents... she will help administer the funds and appointments to make sure that everything goes smoothly..... Then when the visit was over, I gave Sergey and his wife 500 som (two days wages), and told them that this was for there own expenses while they where in the capital city, and that I wanted him to take his wife out for supper ... at which point his wife began to cry.... It is easy to see the stress and suffering that Sergey was facing, but at that moment, I saw the impact that this accident has had on his whole family..... I am so blessed to be on the front lines being able to be a part of restoring such hope and dignity to the dark places....and that was just 10 minutes out of the day.
Now naturally we can't go anywhere without making a splash, so we stopped at the market on the way. We bought all the supplies to make a monster ploff, as well as a few other treats... I found a young boy working there. he looked like he was about 8, but he was actually 15. he had a little fruit stand... we bought all his apples and all the little Mandarin oranges that he had... he was so excited that he was shacking.... His stand was not as pretty as all the others, but he got to go home early... the total cost of about 50 lbs of fruit was $35 ... The cool part was that we knew that the men receiving them would be just as excited... kind of like a double blessing. On the way we stopped at a Seniors home to visit Nicoli from our last trip.... as we drove up the lane we saw this old man lying on his back on the side of the road.... We could not decide if he wanted to be there, or if he just fell over.... the second we got the van stopped , Jengish was out helping him up.... he actually started to giggle a little bit once he was back on his feet...I wonder how long he would have laid there if we had not stopped .
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I will post some more updates from the rest of the day tonight when the kids leave. ... Oh just remembered that we are invited out for supper tonight after the party... OH my... I think we need a few more days in a week.!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Ularbek shows us how he can fly
Altynai with her whole family on one of our outings in the capital city ... the kids were so excited to see their family again ....one day maybe this will be the norm !