Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The theater began to fill with kids and excitement ... Kung fuu panda ...
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
We will also work on local marketing plan for them as well as continuing to have them make blankets and mattresses etc. for us as they are sponsored. As well we have about 25 kids sponsored for school that we will need uniforms.
as well as the set up of the store, we have the new sewing room at the house as the "Factory" for bigger orders. They would also need a peddle sewing machine, and a sizing machine. They figure this can be purchased for $300. We have offered them a Business loan for this portion of the business adventure..
They are very excited.. Aiperie spent the rest of the day preparing a price list of the competition, as well as figuring out the new configuration of the store. Aigoola is compiling the list of expected expenditure to finalize the budget.
Such a long way and a lot of water under the bridge since the day we first met these kids in an orphanage, with Aigoola standing off at the fence line watching from a distance to see that her kids were ok... what could she have been thinking..?
Next we went to the bazaar to get the cribs for the hospital, and then the bus stop to meat the hospital beds coming in from Bishkek. Then off to the Hospital to get make the delivery... The nurses and the director reminded me of a bunch of clucking hens when you let them out into the light.. they were all chattering and bouncing into each other with excitement.. Fun to watch.
I got back to the house with 5 minutes to spare before heading to Bishkek for a meeting with Uplift. they do massage therapy for baby's at the orphanages here as well as offering a program to assist mothers of disabled children so that the kids do not get put into an orphanage.. She shared her desire to expand the program to children after the age of 6 as well. It cool, I just happened to have Olga with me translating and doing some banking , and Olga runs the knowledge store that works to bring support to families with disabled kids 6 and over... ... CONNECTION MADE.
I also met with one of our friends in Bishkek... still very early stages, but we have been dreaming of one day having our own dental staff to be able to work in the orphages.. Amagin having a portable office that could go around to work in the orphanages and institutions... provding MUCH needed care.. we have spent thousands of dollars bring kids to the dentists here, and we are only scratching the surface.
Last week we met with a Dentist from another country that is living here now, and contacted us to say that she wants to do volinteer work with us. Today we contacted one of the major hospitals to discuss setting the program up with their covering... it was amazing , not only are they excited, but think they may be able to provide a dental assistant for the program as well as register our Dentist to make sure that every thing is legal and in the right order...
I have been purposely vague about details... I will share more in the near future as the possibilities become realities... I just wanted to give everyone time to think and pray along with us. We are going to need to purchase a portable dentist office and supplies for cleaning and treating teeth.. I think to do this right and effective from the start.. it will take about $3500 some of which is already in place.. This is a great opportunity for us to make life a little more bearable for thousands of children every year... speaking of dentist, then it was off to the Dentist to get my teeth adjusted. and on home again..
Julie taught two classes today , and the girls helped Altynai move back home. Larissa and Tanya visited the three girls we found out about yesterday and brought the report to Julie about them.
"I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Thursday, May 26, 2011
First stop to the hospital to visit a little girl that had been abandoned by her mother. We brought her some little gifts, a stuffed doll and a yogurt... Right away Mahabat went to her and began comforting her. For the life of me I can not see how a mother can do such a thing.. The little girl can speak, but does not know regular words, like the name for different foods, but does no all the drinking terms...
Now before I get flooded with emails of how we help this little girl, I want to assure you that she is being helped... because of the support of many of you, we are Finlay ahead of the game here ... The hospital has food, it has cloths, and it has a bed. imagine that a hospital that has all the basic needs... I can not express enough what that means to the people here.
We then went to visit some of our other kids. Julia is one month old now.
We also heard some great news.. Baby Umute has been adopted by a young Kyrgyz couple. She is doing very well.. The director said it was because of the favor that the babies that we give names to get adopted right away into good homes... I think I have to agree...
From there the day got busy..
10:00 Dr Tatyana's to set up 2 home visits for new patients. storey yet to be told
10:45 Regional Mayors office for meeting with Mayor and head of Children's Services. storey yet to be told
11:45 Organizational meeting with Laurisa, at the same time 4 or 5 phone calls making plans and setting up appointments.. ordered an arm.... storey yet to be told
12:15 Met with a "social worker " from a neighboring village to discuss needs .. an incredible family.. you will be hearing more about them in the future.... storey yet to be told
2:45 - 2:46 lunch
2:46 off to the bazaar.. 500 presents for the first wave of kids day celebrations.
400 back to Dr Tatyana's for an emergency call to help three orphaned girls living at their home with no support... again, a storey yet to be told
5:15 back to the apparent to finish some paper work
630 meting with Jayne to work on business plan... big storey yet to be told
7:00 meting with David and friends to work on a huge potential project for the University, and again, a storey yet to be told
930 Home and catching up on Internet, and have breakfast... only 12 hours late...
Julie kept saying today " Let me remind you we have 10 days left" I then pointed out that are going to have lots of work when we get home, and many storeys to share ..... Its like there is a panic and an urgency to every phone call , more then we have ever experienced here before. I don't know what the future has in store for us, We have been discussing that alot lately.. Our hearts ache at the thoughts of not having a return date when we go, its just one more thing that we must just place into Gods hands.
I am going to stand on his promises...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
when we got there we were ushered into council chambers where there was the entire city of Tokmok's city councilors and administrators there along with the local press. The council meeting was opened, and then they began to read out a list of things that we had been involved with in Tokmok... ( or at least what they knew about) many of the things I had forgotten about , but they hadn't. We were then called forward, and presented Honorary social certificates by the council chair, then publicly thanked by the mayor as well.
This photo is in front of the White house with our new documents... we tried to not be to excited
Representatives from several Embassies were there to bring greetings, including the US Embassy...
.. And as far as education goes, one is quickly rising to the top when it comes to quality , and integrity.. and that is IUCA. For many of the kids we help... this is the key to a new life. The amazing thing is that the University had such a burden for the kids here that they take students soly based their potential of circumstances and not based on their ability to pay... I know of no other University that operates in such a way, but with people like David at the lead, I am not surprised.