Yesterday I shared about the fathers day Scholarship Fund ($10 000) and the incredible opportunity to shape the future for a young man or women wanting to get ahead.
Today I thought I would give you an update about some of the previous needs we have shared.
A huge need for Aigula We are so happy to report that The full amount of funds needed for Aigula's eye surgeries has come in . She has been for her pre-op and the dates will be set shortly. We have also made arrangements to have someone cover her position on the farm and be there to help until she has fully recovered. She and her family are so thankful for the assistance.
Helping a family from Ukraine come to Canada This need has had its ups and downs. First the ups... A big need of a car has been covered. One has been loaned to them until the end of September when we return to Kyrgyzstan and they are able to use our car. . The flights have been booked ( on my Visa ) and they will be arriving on July 24th. Now the downs . When Denis went to leave Ukraine after completing some power of attorney, because he has a Kyrgyz passport, he was not allowed back into Poland with out a EU visa. He made an appointment right away , but was told that they will not give him a visa until after the 29th, and he must rebook his flights and update his travel plans and return for another visa appointment. So the follow-up has been done, his old flights canceled and new flights booked , a new interview at the embassy , and approved. He will be joining his family in Canada on July 3. This leaves us with just over $2000 in transportation costs to get them here. They would be more then blessed if anyone could help us with this as they begin to start over here in Canada.
Children's day celebration This was a fun one. We were looking for funds for two celebrations .. one for 100 disabled children in Tokmok and the second was a few days later for 75 kids from the village up at the yurts . The funds came in for the first event, but not the second. We decided that we really needed to go ahead with both events. At about 8:00 pm the night before, a donation was made that covered exactly what we needed.
Soccer field I shared this update earlier but it continues to be an inspiration for me oof Gods provision . The need seemed to me to be more expensive then I was comfortable asking for as it was not an immediate need. There are many little things that we would like to do but have just put them on the back burner for now... but this was a desire of our hearts .. and God moved
Pray for the seeds In February we did a fund raiser to raise $20 per family to provide them with seeds , and in some cases the training that they needed to planed land that would otherwise be left empty. This was a great success and we were able to purchase seeds and groceries for over 250 families Almost 200 acres was planted , and almost every day now I have been getting update photos of the harvest.
Vitamins This was another fundraiser that we did this spring that continues to bless so many . again almost daily we receive reports and photos of those in need being blessed with needed vitamins.
There has been so much accomplished this spring. This is just a small example of some of the needs that have been met, but it is encouraging for me to review this when we are facing a time of need . It is easy for me to get concerned, but I 1then am reminded that we serve a God of provision .. and through many of you, His will is done. Thank you all for walking this walk with us.