Wednesday, April 13, 2011

We've made it!!

We are in Kyrgyzstan. We made it here without too much difficulty. The control people in the Kyrgyz airport were confused with Laura’s dual citizenship. They could not understand why she has two passports.
We have unpacked and are taking turns getting cleaned up. Unfortunately the water heater was not turned on in the apartment until we got here and we are getting to take ice cold showers. Not a big deal.

John and Julie have a lot planned for us. We will get together with them in an hour and be on the run. We are starting with a “swimming party” (think swimming at Parkside). There are many men from the invalid men’s home that have never been “swimming” before and we will get to watch.

We are impressed with the way John does things here. He is all about getting nationals to do the work. It is also critical to him that projects become self supporting. Yesterday was a huge day for him and the other workers here. They are trying to set up permanent foster homes – so that kids are raised in family settings. In order to support the house parents they are setting up a chicken farm at the drug rehabilitation center. John will find supporters to finance the startup and then the men in the rehab center will run the chicken farm and profits will be split 50/50 with the foster home and rehab center.


  1. Glad you made it. All watching closely at office. Love the posts. Jet

  2. I worried about you sleeping in Moscow. Clean floors?I am glad that the weather is nice enough for swimming. Love Mom.

  3. Awesome! I am proud of you both, and the kids, for having the courage of mission and faith to serve those in need. What could be better? A quote for you to embrace:
    "We will not remember the days, but we will remember the moments."
    Stop and periodically look around, even in your busyness to serve, and remember Who you are really serving.
    Love you, Rick

  4. I am wondering if you have seen the video of the boy that you are adopting that is on youtube? I'm sure he is the same one - his name starts with an L.? I kind of assume that you probably have, but am sure that if you hadn't seen it, you would want to know about it.