A DAYSPRING STORY
Dayspring Family Life Resource Center in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan is committed to helping families stay together where possible and help children get back home if they have had to leave their families for some reason that can be reversed. Anya's mother and father want their family back together. Anya lives in the family at Dayspring, while her three brothers are in an orphanage near by. The children spend time together, but do not live together.
Mom has been working hard to make the necessary changes to get her children home. However, she is expecting another child - which is due in about three weeks. She has had to quit her job until after she delivers the baby. She is the lone supporter of the family, as the father has a serious health condition. The parents have made many improvements in their home - hoping to get their children home.
TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT SERVING
This Christmas, the children of Dayspring received nice gifts from their sponsors, from others who wanted to bless them. During the season of giving - we talked with the children about the importance of serving others as well. We offered them some suggestions and they together choose to give gifts from their own funds to two different places - Kemin Senior Home and Anya's mom. What an amazing giving time - they all know Anya's mom and dad are working hard to get her home - and they know improvements are needed in the home for this to happen. The girls pooled their funds and bought a dresser - the only one in the house - so that mom could put clothing in the dresser and not keep clothing on the floor.
The family does not have water in the house - mom is very concerned about this with the children coming home some day. Putting water in would just require tapping into the city water and putting in a drain to the outhouse. Yet, this is an impossible thing for them to do. If the children are to go home some day - this will need to be done.
The mother trusts Olga, LAMb's Residential Director - in fact she calls her for advice and has built a trusting relationship with her. Olga feels pain for her - cries for her well-being through this pregnancy and soon to be delivery. Olga knows she does not have a way to know when she goes to the hospital unless someone else calls her. The mother will need to stay there for at least three days - she will have no food unless someone brings some to her. We want to do that - but need to know when she goes to the hospital. Olga is working on a plan to get this information. Anya's mother is 41 years old, not very strong and as we mentioned before - the only provider for the family.
WHAT TO DO?
Anya's mother is a believer and says she knows God will care for her and carry her through these difficult times.
AND WE MUST STOP FOR THE ONE IN FRONT OF US
BECAUSE WE BELIEVE
KYRGYZSTAN WITHOUT ORPHANS
ANYA DELIVERING THE DRESSER TO MOM AND DAD!
FAMILY HAS BEEN RENOVATING AS THEY CAN
ANYA'S BROTHER WHO LIVES WITH MOM AND DAD
COSTA AND ANYA'S BROTHER IN THE KITCHEN
ANYA AND HER MOTHER IN THEIR RENOVATED HALL WAY