Hello again friends and family! We are so happy to be able to update you again with how God is working in Russia. Below is our own personal reflection on the last few days at the HIV Baby Orphanage. Jessica: I have been so enjoying our time at the orphanage! I have been blessed to work with the babies, taking them for walks and playing with them. They are so thirsty for attention and hugs-they are so precious!!! It is fun to try to communicate with their nannies and try to figure things out. One highlight from today was seeing … Continue reading →
Here’s an update from each team member! Hilary- Hello friends and family! Tomorrow we are finishing our VBS and are saying goodbye to the kids and teens we have gotten to know in the last few weeks. Honestly I think saying goodbye is going to be a bit tough. I truly feel that I could stay in this place for another year and am a little worried about the re –entry process. Yet, if this trip has taught me anything it is that the Lord works in mysterious and powerful ways so I must trust Him as we prepare to … Continue reading →
To all our supporters, It has been a wonderful and long week at the TB center. We are filled with the joy that has been radiating from these wonderful children as we play games, sing songs, and make crafts. They love our silly songs like Aroostasha, the Hokey Pokey, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, and many others. But most importantly, they love showing us all they have learned including songs, crafts, and games. In the mornings we spend three hours with them, simply loving them, and then are able to take a break for lunch and a quick nap, only … Continue reading →
It is now our second week in Russia, and we arrived safely to Novgorod. Our week has started and will end with a VBS camp for the children and teens here at the children’s center. Yesterday was our first day and it was so much more than we expected (in a good way). We arrived to a classroom of children who were shaking in their seats with excitement to come and meet us. When their teaching session was over we were greeted with Russian songs and cheers.
Priviet from Novgorod!!! We’ve arrived safely, after an. . . interesting, and very exciting journey. We had lots of thunder and lightening on Saturday night, and it continued to rain and storm off and on during the day on Sunday, which made the drive exciting. We are staying at a church that is very close to the TB Children Center, which is a blessing. Our commute time to the sight is about 5 minutes, whereas with the HIV Baby Orphanage, it was about an hour.