Saturday, May 14, 2011


We  have talked about this family many times on the blog.  They are very near and dear to our hearts.  Over the years we have watched them grow and become stronger and stronger.  About a year and half ago we asked the father, Ooomogon if we might help him get into a rehabilitation center for his drinking issues.  He said that was not necessary, for when he worked he never drank.  He only drinks when he cannot find work - he just gets depressed.  And his work?  He knows construction.  So this time here there have been lots of renovation projects going on with our team member John Wright.  We have always used the construction skills of a local man by the name of Vlady.  And this time Valdy needed help - enter Ooomogon.  We have watched him help us when a recent team did some renovations on his apartment and he seemed skilled.  The result is fabulous - he is working on John's projects and - Vlady says he is a GREAT worker and really likes him.
Today  I visited Inura and Ooomogon to tell them we have a sponsor for their son's operation - he has a very strange growth on his knee.  ( Little Maglin is in the picture with his mother Inura and Ooomogon is in the picture fixing his new furnace for his home.)  Dad was busy at work today at home.  Since he has a job and income, he has taken on doing more renovations in the apartment.  He has not asked for a thing - he is working as he makes money.  Today it was such a joy to visit this family.  Father working, as he has two days off; mother visiting with her sister and five little children running around - gladly taking the bananas we gave them and having a little treat and laugh.  It was a happy moment - one that truly shows how helping can make a difference in such a good way.  Dignity and joy was evident in this family.  Father gave me a big hug and kiss on the cheek, mother hugged and hugged.  Little ones - grabbed my hand. 
And tomorrow - you can be assured that mother will meet me at church and her little daughter will be with her - Myleta - and what will she do?  She will come straight to me to sit on my lap.  Yes, this is a good thing.
And, this was the high moment of my day.  What a blessing to seen WHEN HELPING BRINGS DIGNITY TO A FAMILY.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
                                                                                by Robert Louis Stevenson


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