Friday, September 19, 2014

KYRGYZSTAN/CENTRAL ASIA WITHOUT ORPHANS

DAY 1 - RECAP IN PICTURES

Exciting day - many challenged for the cause of the orphan - James 1:27!

Here is a little recap to show the day...
Team getting ready to begin - start of the day! 
Josh - heading to set up his video equipment - GREAT having him with us
all the way from Ohio! 
Just a reminder of the multi-cultural nature of our life in Kyrgyzstan - Russian,
English and Korean here! 
Kosta and Lynn getting ready to go.  Costa was the co-chair of the
conference!
Topic:  "The Heart of the Father for the Fatherless" 
David Hennessey - from Atlanta, Georgia - the Global Director of
Christian Alliance for Orphans.
Topic:  'Inspiring the Local Church for Orphans" 
Just getting started!  Friends in the front and ready to go.

Tri Budiardjo from Jarkarta, Indonesia - Director of Compassion International - Asia and
4/14 Window Global Movement

Anyura Ormonovo - Director of SF (Our Voice) - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Topic:  "Analysis of the Legal System for Orphans in Kyrgyzstan"

Even the rice was made like a heart!  What love and care went
into making the food!

Conference brochure in English.



Olga - did a workshop on Trauma.

Oleg did a workshop on Building Capacity.

Vadim Yashin - Founder of CCF - Kyrgyzstan
Topic:  "You are the Voice of Our Children"

Training over - just hanging out and getting ready for dinner.

And a surprise for Karen Spring - as today was her birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Oh and to add - have a wonderful and glorious year Karen!  You are awesome!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

100 MILES AN HOUR - NON STOP - LOVING THE JOURNEY

EVERY MINUTE
EVERY SECOND
FULL OF JOY AND ACTIVITY

JEREMIAH HOUSE - wow - the work that has been accomplished.
Life Skills - all sewing products going up for SALE!!

Oleg from Ukraine is in Kyrgyzstan with us for the conference!
He brought a gift for Dayspring - a full assortment of translated books
translated and printed by ILDC - along with a great video from Orphans Promise
Video for the library!

Great Grandma Ruby from Arizona sent some great patterns for the girls
at Dayspring.  Let's keep the sewing going!
ONE OF THE MOMENTS
YOU CHERISH
Jeremiah kids getting to talk to someone from 'AWAY" that knows
the language.  Great to have Karen Springs here with us!
Jeremiah house - getting ready for winter! 
Jeremiah House - yummies for winter.

A moment to remember - the Bishop of the Assemblies of God - meeting
today with the team - and the result?
A commitment to having Orphan Sunday focus in all the churches across the
country!


AND SO MUCH MORE


Saturday, September 13, 2014

UKRAINE TEAM STRONG AND READY TO SERVE

OUR PAST 

DOES NOT 

EQUAL OUR FUTURE

The end of my time in Ukraine this week was to meet our ILDC trainers and discuss our role in the present situation and what our contribution is to bring healing and hope to individuals who suffer greatly in this present time of conflict.

These trainers have been our backbone for delivering strong training that helps those who minister to children and families - teaching best practices of parenting, child protection, trauma informed care, understanding child abuse and the impact on development, leadership, and so much more

Every child needs to know they are a treasure, that God has a plan for their lives and that they are called to be sons and daughters.  Our clients work tirelessly to bring the message of hope promised in Jeremiah 29:11.  Our trainers work tirelessly to bring knowledge and skills to equip our clients.

As we came together, we looked at the situation, the future of our efforts and we even took time and had lots of fun, fellowship and recommitment to 
GO FORTH WITHOUT HESITATION!

Our trainers are heros!  
Our entire team at ILDC are champions!

We reviewed the following critical areas:
ILDC history and goals, trainer competence
and our responsibility as an ILDC trainer team to
Ukraine's leaders,
pastors, workers, and parents in the present crisis
situation.  
Seated here are Alena, Oxana and Dr. Olga...execptional trainer with
high level qualification.  Alena has even served us in Kyrgyzstan - coming for one month
and conducting training for us at the Ministry of Social Protection.  Oxana is an expert
working in the leadership and management position within the Social Work
Field and Dr. Olga is considered one of our very best trainers due to her experience,
education and commitment to children and families.
Getting ready to start our work - waiting for the rest of the team
to arrive!
We had two moments of laughter and fun.  Vika, our ILDC manager of
Adopt Ukraine and Master Trainer is attempting to figure out
how to pass this orange on to the next person!  Vika is one of our
experienced trainers.  She is in demand across the country to train social workers,
NGO leaders, parents and those in the field working with crisis
families and vulnerable children.  Most recently she conducted
and awesome summer conference at a camp - teaching
and training foster and adoptive parents from across
the Dniper region.
And we were honored with the presence of Dr. Yulia and her daughter!
We have worked with her through her journey
from single - to married - to PhD - to now mother!
She is an energetic and passionate worker for the issues of vulnerable
children, orphans and crisis families!

As we see her personal growth and development, we are reminded of our call
to ...."activate and equip persons for the purpose of ministry...."
Ephesians 4:12-17

She is just one example of the excellence that is exhibited in our trainer team!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Schoolers ARE NOW IN ARMENIA...

WATCH FOR AN UPDATE ON the great work being done in Armenia by our team members, the Schoolers....

Barnabas - Heading Out Today

Pastor Glen and the team are on their way to Nicaragua!  Watch for an update from them here....

SERVING IN UKRAINE AND KYRGYZSTAN

LANDED
SUITCASES IN TOW
READY TO SERVE

Right now, Lynn is in Kyrgyzstan   After a marathon run to catch his flight out of Moscow, he made it and his luggage arrived the next day.  ALL GOOD. An evening meeting with partners who are starting a kindergarten, touching base with our Jeremiah and Dayspring team, he is ready for some major preparation for our mission teams arrivals.

Right now, Ruby is in Ukraine.  She will be working with the ILDC team there - planning and helping as needed.  Suitcase in tow with lots of items for Eastern Ukraine, never enough when you consider the needs - but every bit helps.  

Our kids in KG are in school, and the needs are there, but the most pressing one is the VAN:

  • Dayspring van is in desperate need of replacement - we can sell it and gain a little funds for helping purchase the new one.  We need a minimum of $5,000 more to make a purchase that is good enough for the children.  Can you help?  
Please consider this request....we are getting desperate for this need.

Thanks,
The LAMb Team

Conference preparations continue...
Samaritans Feet team plans continue...
Preparation for Matthew and Josh - missionaries coming to help the LAMb Team in KG...

All good!





Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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