WE ARE SO PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE EVEN MORE PROGRESS AT THE ISKRA HOME FOR DISABLED MEN!
We are so encouraged to see the progress at Iskra. At one time this place was a dark and unfriendly place. It was a home for men who were not only disabled, but lacking any hope, dignity or joy. The men tell us of how they were always fighting and how everyone was unfriendly.
Now today, we hear and see some very different things. Men are full of smiles, there are men working on crafts, borrowing books out of the recently placed library, working together to paint, fix things and make their home a place in which they not only live - but REALLY LIVE.
The dismal dining room now sparkles with new lights and a new ceiling, new windows that let in beautiful natural light and with heater that really work. No more sitting in the dining room and chilling as you eat. The WALLS are almost done completely. And NEXT we will put down a new floor - one that is even and will allow them men to come in without fear of tripping over broken concrete.
We just heard another group has "discovered" Iskra and we are so pleased to hear they are wanting to help in the dining room too. There is some hope they might be able/willing to purchase tables and chairs for the men. Of course the needs are GREAT - but we are so happy to see the progress and know the men are getting a chance to smile, laugh and begin to HOPE ONCE AGAIN.
Larissa said, "The men used to come in to eat with their heads down and just went to a table to eat. Now they come in look up and smile. They keep looking at their ceiling and smiling. It is really good."
Thank you so much.
The LAMb Team