Day #6 – Field Trip Day

Once again, since I know that I will have internet access quickly this morning, I will post a quick update on our plans for today, April Fool’s Day. I am not sure that I will have internet access again until at least Saturday night.

We are taking all the kids on a field trip today to two different venues in Kirov, about 45 minutes away by bus. The younger children and most of our traveling group is going to a puppet show, while some of the older children and small group of our team is going to the planetarium. We know that the kids love to take field trips and we look forward to reporting back on our special day with them.

In addition to some free time with the kids in the afternoon, there will also be a competition that is the brainchild of the orphanage director, Galena (a talented and amazing woman). We will have five American adults teamed with five Russian children vs. five American children teams teamed with five Russian staff members. We are not sure of the activities but given that April Fool’s Day is a big day here…and Galena is quite an entertainer…we are expecting a fun event that all will remember. More details to come.

This will also be our last night with the kids, which I am sure will heighten some powerful emotions already on high alert. No one said this would be easy, but I expect the last 18 hours (Thursday night and Friday morning) will be the toughest part of our journey. Please pray for us and these kids as that time approaches.

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3 thoughts on “Day #6 – Field Trip Day

  1. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19

    God is answering this prayer in the hearts of each person involved in this effort-from the restaurant proprietors serving breakfast chicken and fries- to the kids and staff at the orphanage- to the 21 travellers and 11 translators- to those of us experiencing this “journey to Russia” vicariously through this blog. Praise Him for hearts swelling to bursting! Savor this last day! Love, K

  2. I hope your last night & morning was a success. I am sure it was very emotional. I cannot wait to see you all on on Easter Sunday. What a great day to celebrate your return! Travel safe. Tony

  3. Your blogs are fabulous, Craig (and others who may help). What a wonderful chance for you all, but especially the children, to witness lives in such a different ‘world.’ Your goodbyes must have been so tearful and difficult for everyone. God bless you all AND those who stayed at home but shared your experiences thru your terrific blog. Would love to see some pictures myself! Susie

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