For those of you who do not know our family over here let me introduce them to you! Luba has her mom and one brother and he is married and has 4 kids (2 girls and 2 twin boys and another on the way). So to say the least their house is a little bit hectic but we love to go and visit and hang out with all the kids!
|Nastya, Anya and Luba|
|Andre, Marina, Vitya, and Alosha|
These last few months have also been very emotional as we have seen 7 kids that have been adopted to amazing christian families in American and 1 more that the family is coming to get him and take him back to America in the next few day!!!! We have grown up with these kids and even though it is sad to see them leave we know that God has a plan for them in their new family. We have also been able to get to know the families and we can see that God has hand picked each family for these kids. One cool thing about these adoption is that the kids who are being adopted are not very young, they are almost teens which is a rare thing for kids this old to be adopted. After the age of 6 the chances that a family will adopt an older child plummets so a lot of kids start to lose hope that they will ever get to have a real family. But over the last few months we have seen a lot more hope in the eyes of these kids and others that there might be a chance they will get a mama and papa!
|Artur (soon to be an American), Rusya, Vika and Vika (who is in America)|
|Our team and 2 girls that just left for America|
Last of all I wanted to mention that our grad bible studies (kids who are in out of the orphanage) have been going really well. Last week we had 20 kids show up plus our team. We have these bible studies to be able to keep in touch of the kids who have left the orphanages and also for them to be able to hear the word of God. For probably 1/2 of the kids that show up this is there only exposure to the gospel and the encouraging thing is that they keep coming back time an time again! In the last while there have been a few girls that have had babies so that is introducing a new aspect to your meeting. We are then able to help where needed or just to be able to play with little cute babies and give the mothers a break! So please pray for these kids that come to our bible study that God will work in their lives and that they will hear the message each week they come.
|Paulina and Marina|
|Eva, and I|