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.
It’s Monday night here, and we just completed our first day of VBS with the kids at the Children’s Center. The kids are fun, and very outgoing! Overall, the day went really well. We did some crafts, and taught the kids some American games. The kids taught us some Russian ones, too. We are all looking forward to getting to know the kids even more, and to learning more Russian.
Please be praying for Rachel and Brittany, who have been sick for the past couple of days, and were not able to join us today at the Children’s Center. Also, pray that the rest of us will remain healthy. Please be praying that we would be able to communicate effectively with the kids, despite the language barrier.
Thank you all for your continued support!!!
Love, SPU Russia Team