Let me begin this long post with an important oprayer request. Bob hurt his back today and though he is as brave about it as I have ever seen, he is hurting. Please please pray that he will have relief.
Last work day complete. The last two walls are up except for about three feet in height on half of the fourth. That should be finished before Rex and his tteam start Monday. We are tired but very happy.
More importantly Maxime took Svetlana to see tody after work and they are both very happy. They both prayed with us tonight in which they praised God for the work the two teams have done thus far. That is as it should be that God receive all glory for this because without Him we would not have had strength to accomplish what was done. Praise and glory to our God for His blessings. Thank you all for your prayers and messages of encouragement. They helped more than I can express.
Tonight at Erra’s home we got to meet Anastasia and Pavlic for the first time. Oh My are they just beaautiful children and it is obvious that they are loved. They were the first two adopted by Max and Sveta. Cute as buttons.
This week We also got to meet and get to know Erra’s children. They are also just precious. Bob became particularly close with them and he taught her son Akim to play and then promptly got beaten by Akim in a hard fought card game of war. He had Akim down to only five cards but Akim came back to beat him badly LOL.
Tomorrow we are going to visit an orphanage for children under four. This VERY unusual but Erra, like Yuri just makes things happen. They are in dire need of diapers so in the morning…we shop. Then we are going to the village of Orlynya to visit the Hope Mission headquarters and see the progress being made there. While there we get to have lunch with Irena and her children. This is the family I met and worked with on my first trip last September. I can hardly wait to see how the children have grown. After that we wil visit a town called Bala Klava which was once a top secret closed city where the Soviet Union kept a major submarine base. Then it is off to the train station and the ride back to Kiev.
Iwill blog again from the train. Until then friends God Bless and dobre noche. Oh yes that reminds me, some folks who have visited here before commentd that they didn’t realize that thiss meant good night (y’all). Well perhapsd that is my own slight modified understanding but we are in (Southern) Ukraine after all LOL. And for those wondering, the weather has been perfect, low 70’s day and high 50’s evening. Nite. Sean