Wednesday, April 18, 2018

On Assignment !

We are preparing for a long distance trip to some of the more remote places that we have been supporting.   Our friend Dave and another guest will be arriving in a few weeks and they will be helping us by visiting two orphanages and two rehabilitation centers and several families along the way. 

It is a very long drive through the remote mountain regions, and is difficult for us to make the trip, so Dave has agreed to make the trip for us.   He will be bringing supplies such as Honey, Vitamins nurses uniforms and clothes. As well he will take each of them shopping for food and cleaning supplies that they need.  How much we will be able to deliver will depend on you !    Dave will cover the transportation costs, and we have the honey and vitamins and things from the farm.  What ever donations come in from the blog towards the food drop will be divided up between the stops.   

I have to say how much of a blessing it is for us when teams come.  Not only do they help out and bring needed  resources , what they bring the most is encouragement and it remind us that we are not alone.  That will be the purpose of this trip.  It will be such a blessing for those that will be visited to not just receive the support but have it personally delivered .  

Last fall while visiting  the women's rehab center with the team from Espanola 

Please help us to bless those along the way .  It is our goal to raise $2500 toward this Assignment. 

Monday, April 09, 2018

The first couple days of the MN team

We have been having a great time with the team from MN.  Saturday and Sunday were spent in and out of Tokmok at the bazaar to shop for the kids spring clothes and a lunch out with friends,  We also did a lot of shopping for products for us to give out during the Amazin Grace.  Of course we did make it to the animal Bazaar and got a few good deals along the way .  Today Julie and I are at the apartment. We are making lunch for the team as they are out delivering food.    Here are a few photos along the way. 

two of the four new mountain bikes that the team bought the kids on the farm 

one of the sellers at the animal bazaar really wanted  her picture with the team 

great deals on three chickens and an incubator 

packing bags for the Grace
on the starting 

first detour.  getting potatoes to plant for Auxana

 Sammy got some new clothes and a new high chair .. 

Beautiful day up at the Kashar 

The boys are hard at work filling in the foundation ready to put in a patio.

Tony and Caleb checking out their yurt 

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

getting ready for teams

Yesterday we had the opportunity to share some of the work on the farm with the Local Rotary club.  I am always encouraged when I see the great work that they do around the world. 

The roof is finished front and back, and now we are ready to start putting in new windows and doors .  I need to raise $800 and then we will be able to get this done . 

 At the farm we are working on an outdoor cooking center that will have two large kazans and a bbq pit.

The kids will be taking turns going up to the kashar every day to care for the animals and take them out into the mountains .  We thought it would be great to get them some mountain bikes for the 3 km trek each day .   We found this first one for just $80.  We would like to have 3 more for them.

As we are getting ready for several teams over the next couple months, Marat is busy working on some of his paintings to sell in the gift shop.. He really is getting very good.