Friday, December 25, 2015

HEAVEN CAME DOWN AND GLORY FILLED OUR SOUL...CHRISTMAS IN KYRGYZSTAN 2015






GLORY FROM HEAVEN
AND
CELEBRATION
WITH MANY

THE WEEK IN PICTURES....

MINISTRY PARTNERS
KATYA AND ANDRE

SOON to see a little boy...Katya has been our primary Life Skill Teacher - teaching at Red River Orphanage and Chui Orphanage - that task is now being conducted by one of our LAMb staff - Tanya!
Our ministry partners in Kyrgyzstan  Katya and Andre!
Andre has set the Jeremiah boys up with a chicken business - they are bringing in 60 eggs a day.  We asked about getting some eggs - "you need to place an order -  we have lots of customers!"  They have saved funds to do things as a Jeremiah family!


JEREMIAH HOUSE YOUTH
SPAGETTI SUPPER
Spagetti supper with three of our Jeremiah Boys...
Janybeck  - 1st year University
Omerbeck and Samuel - 1st year College
Lynn had the boys think about 10 year from now and draw their dreams.  Amazing revelation on their hearts desire.  Omerbeck sees himself  in 10 years - working with Jeremiah Youth along with others he has built relationships along the way.  All the young men want to complete their educations.  Jeremiah House is for boys wanting to continue on in school who have left life from a hard place.  Very proud of these young men.

PREPARING FOOD BASKETS AND FOOD BAGS FOR
BABUSHKAS
FAMILIES OF FORMER DAYSPRING YOUTH



DAYSPRING/JEREMIAH GIRLS
WITH OUR NEW COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL GRADUATE
KUMASHAI 
DEMONSTRATING WHAT SHE HAS LEARNED

Kumasha is now an expert at applying makeup!  We had a makeup pizza party to celebrate!
AND - SHE WANTS TO TAKE ANOTHER COURSE - YES!!!!
EDUCATION!
These Dayspring beauties were so excited to have Kumshai do their makeup
we just needed those princess gowns for our photo shoot!

Zuhra - our new Country Director, sharing a little message to our Dayspring
and Jeremiah girls.

Nail time!
Aima - our 2nd year University Jeremiah gal - just won a contest and we are so proud of her - meet:
MISS TOKMOK 2015

That's right - she won the Miss Tokmok contest.  She is a student at the International University of Central Asia - and she is majoring in linguistics. She knows Russian, Kyrgyz and German!
Party over - and we had so much fun - Lynn hid in the other room all night!


SVETA'S LIFE SKILL JOURNEY
We are so proud of Sveta, as she is doing so well in her Technical School.  She is asking if she might continue on to do another course after she graduates.  Last summer she asked us for a phone.  We suggested to her that what ever she could save from the sales of the sunflower seeds she peeled or the freezer pops she made, we would match this and together we would buy her phone.  She has raised 1500 com - which is about $19.  With the match, she will have $38.  She wants to wait a little longer and save a little more.  YES!!!! Life Skills in action!

FOOD BASKET DELIVERY BY JEREMIAH AND DAYSPRING GIRLS

Learning to serve is more important than learning to receive.  We want for all our youth to
learn to serve.  Putting together the baskets, taking them to give
and waiting for their own gifts is all part of learning to serve.
And they found it cam with joy and blessings.

Annya home with her mother and brothers is a major blessing over and over again.  Olga believed in this
family and reunification came about as a result.  They are solid!  They do need a large cazan (cooking pot) as mom
only has one pan and it is small.  In addition,  she is doing laundry for her large family in a sink.  A washing machine would be awesome - we put water in the home a while back in order to facilitate the reunification.

Snjanna being home with her sister is an amazing story.  The food basket and bag was a blessing and then she and her
sister and sisters son joined us for Christmas dinner.

JEREMIAH HOUSE PLAN
Many hours pouring over the house at Jeremiah.  We do not have a place where the family can eat
together - and the heating is a problem and likely dangerous.  We did a few renovations to the heating, but need to complete the job and make the changes needed.  More about this as time progresses.  We have a complete plan with contractors prices and will be praying for the provisions to make this happen.


CHRISTMAS DAY - DINNER AND GUESTS
 AT DAYSPRING






Cleaning the Bowl...


 Kitchen starting to buzz....

 A giggle is good for the brain...

 So is a hug from our Dayspring lad...

 Pastor Lena and other guests start to arrive...

And reunions with youth who have returned home are a blessing...

Welcoming our team members little one....who is most photo shy...


Presenting our Dayspring/Jeremiah Youth for their pre-dinner performance...

 Together is best....

 Watching out youth perform...

 Led by Aima....

  With games and laughter....

Ready for our Buffet Line!
A preview of Aimas dance from the 
MISS TOKMOK 2015 CONTEST 
Pastor Lena and her children - taking Dasha home for a nice visit
with her family.


So proud of this family - another family Olga supported for reunification and the
are doing GREAT!
Cutting up chicken - 16 of them!

Elena's amazing salad....

Sveta's great Olivia salad...


Just a game - and I LOST!
Preparing the tables in the large training room.
Getting the table in the dining room ready.

AND FINISHING OUR CHRISTMAS DAY
AT OUR TOKMOK CHURCH

WITH OUR JEREMIAH HOUSE AND DAYSPRING YOUTH AND TEAM

FOR A BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING 
CHRISTMAS SERVICE
"JUST WHAT FAMILIES DO!"


PASTOR SASHA - BLESSING ALL.

We thank you so much for making this all possible.
When you see the smile on the face of one of our youth - remember
you have made that smile possible.

They are the "sons and daughters" of the Most High God.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!



2 comments:

Olga Lytvynenko said...

So proud of all of you, so happy to see all those faces, though we are far, we are with you in our hearts!

Jayne Schooler said...

Just beautiful and love seeing the faces of those we love and care about!!!!

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