Like many adults, I’ve found that time seems to pass much more quickly than it used to. The time between birthdays feels shorter and shorter each year. Do you remember how long it was from one Christmas to the next when you were a child? Or how interminable the school years were between summer breaks? Years just don’t seem to have as many days now as they did then.
That’s true for most events today, except for one; the time between trips to Russia is just as long as between those long ago Christmases. As soon as I left the orphanage last year, before I even left Russia, I was already thinking about the next trip. When would I see all of “my” kids at the orphanage again? When would we play, talk, sing and share life together again?
I’ve been preparing for that time for the past eleven months now, and the wait is almost over. On Thursday morning, we’ll leave from the airport and 48 hours later we’ll see our children again. It’s a lot like being a child again. The long, long wait is almost over. It’s almost time to celebrate.
Please pray for our team, that God’s will be worked in us and through us. Please pray the same for the children, for all who care for them, and for those who make our trips possible.