Celebrating Children on Children’s Day

Celebrating Children on Children’s Day

This weekend began the country’s celebration of children. Officially, it is June 1. We went out to spend more time with the Orlovka youngsters and see them perform. Keep in mind as you see these pictures that these children live in an orphanage. In our country,...
Pictures Tell the Story – A Day in the Mountains

Pictures Tell the Story – A Day in the Mountains

We spent most of Thursday, May 29 on a trip with 20 youngsters from Orlovka orphanage. We went to the Baharna Tower, an ancient, 1,000 year old historical site and then to the mountain waterfall. The kids were awesome. None of these children have ever experienced what...
David’s Perspective

David’s Perspective

My main job here in Kyrgyzstan is to fulfill the role defined as “Spiritual Director of Mercy Foundation.” This foundation has six Christian schools with 1200 students, two orphanages, an experimental farm, a mountain summer camp and various other ministries, such as...
Graduation, Training and Lots of Experiences

Graduation, Training and Lots of Experiences

It is Friday and what a week of work and experiences it has been. We are getting much more into a routine of work- teaching and training on a regular schedule, but of course leaving much time for our trips with the orphanage kids. Last Saturday we had the privilege of...
A walk into reality and questions

A walk into reality and questions

Today is Friday, May 23, 2008. David is gone for a trip the entire day. I wanted to stay home to catch up on a number of writing tasks and to spend time reflecting on the experiences of this past week and the impact upon us. I think what we have seen and participated...