This morning we had a special guest for a visit. Now that Baktagool is here with us, many of the other kids have started to come out of the woodwork. Many of the kids we have been working with over the years are now aging out of the orphanage system, and need our help. Once again, we are feeling so blessed that we are in a position to help, and with the Jeremiah project started, we have options for them .
We told them that we would not be out , but would come later for a little visit. That day was today.
When the kids knew that Sam was going to be there with us, Today became a holiday, and everyone stayed home from school. so there were lots of kids .
There was a little tention in the village today . This is the second child that has drowned here in the last couple years. This has brought back to the for front the playground project that we are thinking about. They would like to put a good fence around the playground when it is built, and in talking with Sergey, we are thinking about maybe a shipping container as well that can be set up as a day care .
The families will take turns looking after the kids , with a scheduled, that will allow everyone to bring their kids there to be safe when the parents are busy. I have seen many times in the past here and back in the West that when tragedy strikes, some how people are able to bring something positive out of it that contribute to the world around them... I think of the loss here of baby Altynai , and how out of her death, many Kyrgyz kids have found their way out of the orphanages and into loving forever families. Maybe one day soon , these kids will have a safe place to play, and a place where they can go and learn , a place that Larisa can pour into these precious children .. lots of possibilities, but for now ... we morn the loss .