Monday, January 31, 2011
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE PLANS ARE PROGRESSING RAPIDLY
We just received an email from the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. We have rapid progress from them and need your help to get Katya repatriated to Georgia. Here is a clip from the email:
"As we agreed during our phone conversation last week, this is to let you know that you can start making the arrangements for Katrina's flight to America.
According to the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS), the repatriation case has been assigned to the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services.................
AND WE HAVE THE REST OF THE DETAILS OF HER REPATRIATION . She has a place to stay and help there that will help her find a job, finish her Senior year in High School, etc. She just needs a sponsor for her airline ticket and a friend!
We need some help---who out there in Atlanta will be willing to help Katya settle, just be her friend in need for a time such as this. She is 18 in age, but really just a little 12 yeasr old trying to find her way now as an adult.
Thanks so much....the LAMb Team
Saturday, January 29, 2011
WHERE WE ARE NOW -
Katya is approved to travel and will do so within the next several weeks. She will return to her home state of Georgia and study there - complete her grade 12. We will be calling persons we know in the area she returns to and will be getting her connected to caring adults who will help her settle and get started. If you are from Georgia (Atlanta) and want to help - contact us.
For the full storey , and to find out how to help, please go to lambinternational.blogspot.com
Thursday, January 27, 2011
We told him we would contact his mother to tell her why he has not emailed (broken computer) and this has been done. Praise God for this time with him. We were the ones that were really blessed. Here is picture of him....he is a charmer!
Your team members
I can't begin to express how greatful I am that they were there to stop in on him and help him out.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Many of you may remember the story about Bekah's friend Samat.. He has worked and saved for over a year so he could get a laptop for his I.T. program at school. With a little help from our friends, Bekah has been able to raise enough to help Samat buy a computer now rather then working for another year..... Jengish met up with him and took him in to Bishkek, and they found a perfect lap top for him.. Samat was so excited, and is so greatful for those of you who had a part in this ...
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Venera, the home director, fortunatly was a little more persistant then me. Regularly she phoned me despite the fact that she speaks no english, she was relentless.. Please come to my home she would ask.. "YOU MUST COME".. Later she shared with us that she could not give up.. she had a problem, and she new that if she could just get us to come to her home, everything would be OK..
We had so much on the go, and our whole team had been so sick this trip, myself included, it just seemed imposible to take on more.. but Venera was persistant.. Finally we could not help but stop for a visit. It was later in the day and we had a large group with us.. Sergey and his friends, David and Jayne and other friends of ours from the city were with us one day when Julie was lecturing at the University in Bishkek. I had been perticularly under the weather and if it were not for drugs, I would have cancelled, but again Venera was persistant.. so we made the trip... I was so sick I could barely stand.. I mad it through the initial "Hows your Mama" and made my way to the couch where I slipped in and out of the conversation... But I did come around to here why the persistance... She had a young girl with a whole in her heart.. she had exhausted all other resources, and no one would help.. But she new that if she could just get us to her home then Asimba would be OK.. she knew that if not, at least she had done what she could do... Isn't that whats its all about.. If we all can persist long enough to do our part.. Amazing things happen...
I was so sick, I could not even get the story out that night, but I had brought with me friends who picked up the burden and posted the need over on their sight so it was easy.. we just linked and the word was out.. 2 days later, Asimba had her answer... This week she will have her surgery... not because any one person did it all, but because we all did our part.. some parts were big and some were small.. but together, a great thing is happening... Please pray for Asimba this week... she is a special little girl...
Saturday, January 15, 2011
We wish you happiness, good helth and love.
Thank you a lot for Christmas joy!
Larisa and Tania.
Our guys are making a beautiful sheets and talking with each other all the time about a Christmas party in seniors home in Kemin . It was their first time going out to celebrate Christmas somewhere else.
The seniors home.
So they found senior friends for themselves.
Christmas in the dump.
When we arrived to this place we saw how people were diging dump in search of food and clothes
When they saw us with Santa they started to approach to us.Noticeably their faces brightened up. They asked Santa if John is here with his family. Santa promised them that John and his family will get our place by the spring but he sent to you Christmas greetings , presents and a lot of good wishes for this coming new year.The celebration was excellent each of them had a hot meal that was plov with chicken. In their present bags there were candys, chocolates, cupcakes, cookies apples, oranges and bananas and ofcours warm words with the books that gives a hope.
Disabled men`s home.
In disabled men`s home still a lot of things to do. We prepared 200 bed sheets to sew and the workers want to sew them by themselves. Today one of their big needs was a sheet for their beds was absalutly nothing to make up their bed. Thank you very much for this gift!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
After posting this on the blog yesterday, we have had an incredible amount of encouragement from our friends, including sever financial blessings to use on our trip.. so un expected... so grateful, and so humbled....
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 07, 2011
Over the years we have been so overwhelmed with the incredible support that we have received from all over North America. Many of you we have never met in person, but have become good friends through the cyber community. Before heading back to Kyrgyzstan in the beginning of March, we want to take some time and try to meet as many of our new friends and supporters as we can. We had such a wonderful trip to Utah and Colorado last month, and we realized the importance of doing what we could to share our experiences and build relationships.
On or around the 14th of Feb, we will be taking a driving tour through the North East US. We would like to set up about 4 or 5 locations that we can have open houses. This will give us a chance to share, as well as to raise some funds and awareness for some of the projects we are currently working on . The dates and locations are in the very early stages and are open to change right now, but here is what we are thinking ....
Take a look at the map... If you are on route and would like us to stop for a visit we would love to do so, as well we will post more information as it comes available about each of our stops... Maybe you would like to come out and meet up with some others who have a heart for Kyrgyzstan. At this point Sunday the 20th is open. If you are somewhere between Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and would like to have us speak at your Church, drop us a line as well. Over the next couple weeks, we will post more details as they are firmed up... We can't wait to see you soon.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Thank you again for all your help making these days possible