Lots of pictures this afternoon. Its hard to believe, but I did cut them back a lot.. but when you impact so many lives in such profound ways , its hard to not share ..
When we first started helping , the people were very closed , both with us and with each other . They were under a tremendous amount of stress, and it was hard to imagine that life could ever be normal for them again. Even for Larisa and for us , it was so hard to see such pain..
Today , in spite of the circumstances, they had a celebration.. they celebrated not that they have had a fire , but they celebrated that there is HOPE for the future .
We loaded up the cars with supplies for them , and headed out to the village where Vlady was working on supper.
|Mattresses , and craft supplies|
|making shashleek scewers|
When supper was just about ready we went over to the dorms and set up a craft station. We had some craft packs left for us by go team from Halifax, and some candy packs from our friends in Minnesota , and all the left overs from crafts from years gone buy.. we will have to re stock in the fall.
|Even Larisa's mom was hard at work today|
|it may have been a lot of work, but everyone had a great day|
|Vladys helper was there again today . She is such a hard worker , and has been a great help to us all spring .|
|helping with the crafts|
|I was so pleased to see the men join in and do the crafts with the kids . it was so therapeutic for everyone .. as my mom would say " They were building community "|
|the ploff and shashleek was incredible .. everyone was full , and they all had a little extra to put under their pillow .. OK so maybe its a Kyrgyz thing .|
Just look at the contentment in their faces
|Cody serving the kids table|
|Happy to get new mattresses|