Today we took advantage of the boxing week sales , and the fact that we have someone we know traveling to Kyrgyzstan soon. We have decided to pack a hockey bag and ship it to our friends location for her to bring with her when she goes. we found a courier that will pick up at our door and deliver to hers 5 hours away the next day for only $30.
The first item in this bag will be a set of learning blocks for Kamalla and Emma to use at the homework club at the Bacute orphanage, For those of you who know Cindy Lajoy, she has been a great help to us figuring out how to best connect with some of these kids with their learning difficulties... Cindy put us on to these blocks.. we are very excited to give them a try.
Next on the list was a special order for Jengish ... He found this simple but effective milker for the farm.. It is completely manual and will be great for the goats when he starts cheese production next month
Next up are all these cool supplies for the farm. Some really good books about understanding the chemistry behind growing, as well as some soil test kits to get off on the right start.
Next up is a special order for making cages.. we are up to over 40 rabbits now .. 10% of the way to our target for the rabbit portion of the operation. As we expand, we need to keep reconfiguring the space we have, and that includes making rabbit cages . Oh and maybe even a can or two of Coffee will make it into the bag.
Meanwhile back in Kyrgyzstan they have all been busy. Today was a bit of a down day with no parties scheduled. Tomorrow , which is actually today for them , is newyears. This is the biggest celebration of all in Kyrgyzstan. For this event, Jengish and Emma will help Bekah and the girls to throw a special new years party.. It will include some very special guests.. kids that the girls have worked a lot with over the years .. I have heard about all the planing that has gone into this , and I know it will be a great day .
Emma has been working on some art work that will go in the hospital clinic. this is the first of a two painting set that she is doing .. its a good example of her work. Just a reminder that she is doing some custom work now to help pay the bills .. if you are interested in a custom piece, or a portrait, let us know .
Today we received two new additions to the farm, One of them is a pregnant mother goat. Her name is promise, sponsored by a family in the US. the other is Promises daughter. she is still looking for a sponsor and a name if you are interested . They are both good quality milking goats, and Promise will be giving milk in just a few weeks.
The main purpose for the milk will be for goat cheese, but it will be great to have access to good milk for some of the families that we help ..
Emma went out to meet up with a young mother we know. This is actually Baktyguls older sister . She is having some difficulty feeding her baby, and so Emma met up with her and bought her some high quality formula and some diapers. She then got her a bag of food from the garage... YES the garage is still producing food bags for those in need .. It is like some sort of blessed building.. we keep bringing bags and bags of food , even by the car load at times, and there is still food there. If anyone would like to be a part of restocking the garage you can just put food hampers on the memo of your donation and Bekah will use it to restock the items that are running low.. I know that they have to be running out of some stuff by now
Well that was today ! I can't wait for tomorrow .. Tomorrow is another good day .. in fact I think they are mostly good days when you can respond to the needs of so many , and do it bringing HOPE and DIGNITY . All of you who have supported over this last year, You are awesome