Team A: Time to say goodbye

Hey Everyone! The team is currently packing up and planning an all nighter for the flight tomorrow. We will be departing at 3 am and taking off for home. But before our long journey begins we wanted to let you know what has happened for the last couple of days. Friday was a special day for the teen group. We started off the day doing our usual morning routine with the kids, but we returned that evening after dinner for a dance party! We got some music playing, brought nail polish, and took polaroid photos of the kids that they … Continue reading

Team-A: Our 1st week

Hey Everyone! Kylee (teens) and Ben (kids) here to fill you in on what’s been happening over here in Eastern Europe! Life has been full speed ahead the past few days. The teens have become much more comfortable with us as well as more vulnerable and open with us. We are learning a lot more Russian and they have learned some English. Still most of our communication is through animated facial expressions, gestures, and awkward laughter. We have covered a variety of topics over the past couple days including: kindness, patience, and making good choices. It has brought about a … Continue reading

Team-A: We are here!

Preevyet from Eastern Europe! We arrived in country at 11:00pm and we were amazed that it was still light outside. The place that we are staying is a dorm at a Christian college in the city. They rent the building out as a hostel throughout the summer, which is how they get revenue to operate the college. Farnum and Ben are in a room together, so are Maddie, Erika, and Anna. Kylee, Myrna, and Tanya are together and then the three of us (Loran, Emily, and Sarah) are roommates! The first day, we started at 9:00am with breakfast. We were … Continue reading

FFMC: On their way home.

What a week full of love, laughter, acceptance, friendship, hugs and tears.  The First Free Methodist Team is on their way home. Right now they are flying over the Atlantic Ocean; sad to leave Russia, but excited to see their family and friends.  It was a blessing to have each team member be a part of SunErgos’ ministry and to pour God’s love upon the children at the orphanage.  The seeds planted will have a ripple effect in the future months and years. Please pray for safety as the team flies home and adjusts to the 11 hour time difference.  … Continue reading

FFMC: Last day with the kids…

Day 5. Our last day at the orphanage. What a day. Last night as we were preparing for our final day, we struggled between the happiness the kids gave us and the sad feeling from realizing we may not see them again once we leave. We quickly agreed to focus the next day on loving the kids and enjoying the little bit of time left with them. That decision soon became a huge blessing to us all. After our morning skit about the importance of listening to God as our coach in life; the little kids left and the fun … Continue reading