PICTURE WALL OF CHILDREN WHO NEED A HOME
City Administration invited us to come to their office today to discuss what we were doing in Novokuznesk. They gave us a tour of their facility and explained that they are in charge of meeting the needs of over 100,000 children. Last year alone, they have over 12,000 children go through their service for one reason or another. Each month they have around 15 children who are abandoned by their parents - giving the center the responsibility to find homes for the children.
LtoR Larisa (head psychologist), Tatiana (director of center) Ruby, and Natasha (in charge of the Life Skill project)
The center will work with Natasha from the local church where we did the training of trainers for the Life Skill project. They will meet next week and develop a plan on how to implement a comprehensive approach to offering the training in the local orphanages and shelters. This is a wonderful cooperation.
THE ISSUE OF FORGIVENESS
Lynn had the day with the church - in the morning conducting the service and once again in the evening. The theme of the services was forgivenesses - and the walk we need to take in "taking the high road" and walking in forgiveness. Good service...good message. Gratitude versus grumbling.
We have one more day in Siberia and then we head back to Canada. But our team is hard at work. Pastor David is still in Kyrgyzstan with John and Julie. Pastor Glen is gearing up getting ready to head back to Nicaragua. And we will be heading to Alaska to see the Hope Alaska program and visit our staff there in training. Our hope is to make a plan with HOPE ALASKA on how we can bring more of what they do - to Kyrgyzstan.
TOMORROW IN SIBERIA?
Lynn at Teen challenge for Men
Ruby at Teen challenge for Women
Afternoon - meeting with the church and city adoptive parents.
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AS YOU ARE HELPING US DO OUR PART TOWARD
A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS