Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SHE IS AWESOME AND WONDERFUL – and A PROMISE AND A HOPE



Aima came into LAMb International Jeremiah 29:11 program from an orphanage south of Tokmok.   She entered IUCA and studied well.  Her desire to succeed was evident from the first day she arrived!  She is  a survivor and full of resilience.

At IUCA she stepped up in many different competitions – one competition was to apply for a scholarship program to study in Russia.  She won this competition and we sent her (thank you sponsor) on to Russia to complete this honor. After the study program was completed, she went to work for a summer in St. Petersburg and returned to IUCA at the end of the summer to complete her education.  She graduated with her Bachelors Degree in 2018.  Not what was next?

Her dream was to be a flight attendant.  She applied to two major international airlines and won interviews with both.  It was her dream to work for one airline in particular.  After a number of interviews - she has been hired.   At this time she is in process of completing the final steps to start her training for that airline, which will begin on September 15.  

Yes, she is a new candidate for Emirates Airlines.   Two months of training and then flight time t learn - you will then see her in the air!

This young woman is a solid example of Jeremiah 29:11.  She is a promise and a hope!  She is designed for a purpose. We praise Him that we had the opportunity to be a stepping stone in her life.

Her journey:
Family
Losses
Orphanage
Dayspring
Jeremiah 29:11
Steps Apartment transition (our transition program)
University at IUCA
Scholarship to Russia
Won Miss Tokmok Contest
Graduation from IUCA
Application to Emirates – offered a job
Now in the final stages of paperwork and training for the airline!


Shall we say this beautiful and kind young woman is on a pathway to what she has been created for!  We were just a little stepping stone along the way.  To Him be the glory and to Aima be the respect for her desire to go forward and not remain in her past.

Aima we SALUTE YOU!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO - "No, we are not crazy!)

More Beauty From Ashes

We have seen again and again the beauty that comes from caring and sharing.  We have watched our team love a child and bring them to a safe place in their spirit and heart.  We have watched our partners develop strategies that ensure Life Skills are being learned and applied.   We have seen children in our Kyrgyzstan program become sons and daughters while growing and developing into amazing young adults. 

Only these last two months we have witnessed:

  • One young man who failed university take a full-time job and has worked tirelessly saving money.  He lives in one of our Steps Apartments in Kyrgyzstan.  He raised enough money to pay his expenses at the apartment, a small rent and pay for his release from his military requirement (all legal in the country).  He now intends to try again and enter an IT program in Bishkek.  We are behind him 100%
  • Another young man - one of our university students who has gone through the Jeremiah 29:11 program and lives in one of our Steps Apartments in Kyrgyzstan, has been accepted (due to his incredible success in University) to attend the University of Indiana from August 2018 to May, 2019 in Evansville, Indiana.  He succeeded in being on the Dean's List all year long.  Plus he has received other honors in his journey.  In an attempt to find an exchange program, he applied to three:  exchange for China, exchange for Germany and the exchange with the U.S Embassy for the USA.  HE WON ALL THREE and had to choose!  What an incredible journey for this Junior who attends the International University of Central Asia.
  • A third youth - a young woman - who graduated from the University of Central Asia this year and lives in one of our Steps Apartments - has completed an exchange program within Russia and applied for a flight attendant position with two MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES.  She won interviews with both and is on the finalist list - we are now waiting for final results.  She has her final interview tomorrow - August 9th!  Praying for her dreams! What a success for her!
  • Another one of our Dayspring girls is in Russia right now - visiting her birth father and his family.  This is a step toward permanency for her.  Our staff in Kg accompanied her to Russia where she is spending the summer.
So 

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO
LET US EXPLAIN, VIA THESE 3 LITTLE DOCUMENTS
PLEASE READ AND SEND US SOME FEEDBACK!






Wednesday, July 11, 2018

GRASS SHALL NOT GROW UNDER OUR FEET....

WHEN THE CALL COMES  - JUST SAY
"SEND ME!"

Back in 2002 - we could never have imagined that by saying, "Send Us!" we would soon be serving as full-time non-residential missionaries working across the globe.  

Yet today we have served in over 30 countries.  This commitment has allowed us to have diverse experiences as we have trained hundreds of trainers, helped develop National training systems, facilitated adoptions, helped children reunite with their families, trained thousands of children's workers in churches, government and NGO's and helped to ensure the safety permanence and well-being of children who are vulnerable, exploited or orphaned.

Youth in our program in Kyrgyzstan have graduated from University, gotten married, working full time, have new babies, and continue with their education in either a technical school or university.  Most have found a place in society where they are successful.  And yes, we have a few youth still struggling along the way.  Yet, we remain a support behind them.

WHEN OTHERS SAY, "SEND ME!"

Ruby's sister, Sondra gave this response over two years ago and has been living in Kyrgyzstan ever since.  She lives there full time and manages a project called Eagle's Nest.  It is a Life Skill building program - that works to engage young people via teaching them both life skills and English. Eagle's Nest is also committed to training and teaching young women/girls how to be safe when they become vulnerable to Bride Kidnapping.  See the Newsletter below:




LAMb is active in the following and we invite you to join us at any time.  We have a seat on the plane for YOU!  

Now, you have heard the call - perhaps your answer will be, 
"Send me!"  We wait for you.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

BEAUTY FROM ASHES

BEAUTY FROM ASHES

How can we ever thank you enough?  
YOU 
our North American partners!

Pictured here:
Working full time, after two years of study at the IUCA college - planning to move forward with success in next year to
Bishkek - IT school.
  • some of our families that have been reunited with one of our Dayspring girls
  • youth celebrating last bell from this year at school
  • friends and partners in Kyrgyzstan who have never let us down
  • the pastor from our KG church and his wife coming to show their love and support
  • partners who have helped us build, repair and restore both physical properties and emotional minds and hearts of are youth
  • so much more
THIS WAS A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION!
reunited

University - deans list - going to USA with scholarship from US Embassy program
to study for a year (his Senior University year).

just turned 17 - graduated from Grade 9 - technical school next?
Will spend summer in Russia with her birth father!

Our doctor that never lets us down.

Country Director (Zina) and Kg Pastor - who are always there for us and our youth.

preparing for the celebration - LAST BELL AND THANKS TO ALL
45 GUESTS

FAMILIES FOR ALL THREE - PERMANENCY ACCOMPLISHED

ADOPTED

REUNITED

BUILDING FRIENDS AND RESILIENCY
"friends mean everything!"

NEVER lets us down - repairs, friendship and encouragement galore!

Jeremiah House - Family "togetherness and love!"

success and with her sister - permanency

Let's celebrate!!!!

My sister - serving full time - Eagle's Nest
and friends that are more than friends - encouragers, helpers and healers
"they all care to the depts of their being!"

Our KG pastor - funny with his wife  - always a phone call away
more than a pastor and wife - they are friends that touch our hearts and the
hearts of our children at Jeremiah 29:11

and the Wrights - always generous to invite us and our children to
the activities that go on at his farm

and the beautiful family from Loads of Love - committed and talented - friends for years...

the vendors that love our youth and help in every way they can
Gula and Janna





Saturday, May 19, 2018

WHERE LANGUAGE IS NO BARRIER - KYRGYZSTAN

"YOU JUST NEED TO HAVE BEEN THERE
TO 
UNDERSTAND"

How often we have heard those words.  Yet again and again, this is our thought as we see the hand of God working across the globe in the work of ministry.  We witness again and again the depth of His care and attention to those we serve.  It often shows up in most simple of things.

Here in Kyrgyzstan we are blessed to have so many youth who have been reunited with their families - youth who have graduated from University and others who are holding full time jobs, youth on the deans list at university, and more.  We have been here for 12 years and have story after story that touches deep into our hearts.  Youth who have married and now have children of their own.  And although simple in many ways - so complex in the larger understanding of how these youth have struggled to lift above their trauma and challenges.  To them we send the message - WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!  Each little day - leads to big lifetime impact.

EVERY YOUTH DESERVES A CHANCE AND A FAMILY!!!!  

Perhaps these following photos will give you a hint of the blessings of the last few days here in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan.
JUST A REMINDER OF OUR TEAM GOAL
 "CRAM BOJAY" - CHURCH OUTREACH DAY - COMMUNITY BUILDING

OH HOW SHE IS GROWING - CHRUCH OUTREACH - JENIA IS HELPING THE LITTLE
GIRLS ENJOY A FACE PAINT!!

CHURCH OUTREACH - SOCCER OF COURSE

AND OH THE LITTLE ONES WHO ARE BEING LOVED AND LEARNING
HOW GATHERING IS A BLESSING TO THOSE LESS ADVANTAGED

OUR TEAM WAITING TO SEE THE IMPACT OF
THE OUTREACH - 2018 - THREE PRIORITIES OF THE
CHURCH - COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES,
AND ATTENTION TO THE HOSPITALS

OUR ON THE GROUND TEAM
SVETA - JEREMIAH HOUSE
SONDRA - EAGLE'S NEST
ZINA - LAMb COUNTRY DIRECTOR

SO PROUD OF THIS YOUNG MAN - TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE LEARNING - AND
NOW WORKING FULL TIME - LONG AND HARD DAYS - FACING A POTENTIAL OF  THE MILITARY
SAVING MONEY AND LIVING AT OUR STEPS APARTMENT AS A YOUNG ADULT!

OUR TEAM COMESWITH FAMILY - CANNOT HELP BUT LOVE THIS LITTLE ONE
WHO ALWAYS HAS A SMILE, AND A HUG - PART OF OUR TEAM HE IS TOO!

AS SHE GROWS - SOON TO BE 15 YEAR OLD - EXCELLENT STUDENT, TALENTED IN MANY
WAYS - WITH AN AMAZING FUTURE AND A HOPE.  SHE IS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE PROMISE
IN JEREMIAH 29:11

ENDING THE DAY WITH A PIZZA PARTY OF COURSE AND AN
EVENING OF TABLE GAMES

 EVENING OF FUN

TEAM AND YOUTH TOGETHER TO JUST LAUGH AND PLAY
"RELATIONSHIPS ARE EVERYTHING"


WONDERFUL TO SEE OUR SEWING ROOM IN FULL SWING WITH ACTIVITIES AGAIN
COMING SOON - HERE AT JEREMIAH HOUSE
  • ENGLISH CLASSES
  • UNIVERSITY STUDENTS - OUTREACH - BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
  • SEWING CLASSES
  • CULTURAL CRAFTS
  • CELL GROUPS
  • LIFE SKILLS
  • TRAINING FOR OTHERS

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO - THOSE MOMENTS THAT REMIND US

IT REALLY IS ABOUT ONE

"STOPPING FOR THE ONE IN FRONT OF YOU"

Janybeck - stopped for the seniors!

Talented, smart, kind and ready to make a difference!
 Dean's List Student at the International University of Central Asia

Pillow Project - Champion

When a young person joins Jeremiah 29:11, our hope and dream for them is to come to know their Heavenly Father and reach their God given potential.  Over the years we have seen this come to be again and again. Pouring into Janybeck has been a joy and pleasure for many years in Jeremiah 29:11.

Young girls and young boys come to live and grow in Jeremiah and Dayspring - being given a chance to learn what a family is and to be encouraged and supported to dream.

Janybeck is an example of determination and resiliency - no matter the tough circumstances.  Over the years he has been with us - he has grown and matured and we want to celebrate him right now.  

THIS IS THE REASON WE DO WHAT WE DO!
TAKE A LOOK
HE DID THIS - THIS IS HIS IDEA - THIS IS HIS SUCCESS

"Please read Janybeck's project and see the heart of this wonderful young man! We are so proud of him!"












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