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.