Hot off the press!! Here are some initial photos from the group in Russia, courtesy of our very dear friend and M127 supporter, Sveta. Enjoy a first glimpse into some of the early activities this week! Note: You can click on any thumbnail to get a larger view of the photo.
BTW – This ministry would not exist without Sveta – and not just because she sends us great photos from each trip. She is the heart and soul of the ministry and a tireless advocate for the orphans and staff in Slobodskoy. Мы любим тебя.
On the train to Kirov
At Asya’s cafe
At the Kirov Ministry Center with the freshmen
Arrival in Kirov
The official sign off on the week’s schedule – Doug and Galina
A surprise visitor at the train station – KOSS!!
Katya practicing a new skill of braiding Patti
Patti and Pavel
A visit from our beloved Vova
Zhenya and Rusla showing off
The new Katya – Ministry Center activities coordinator
Sorting the hats for the kids
Pastor Steve sporting a new chapeau
Patti, Andrey, Anya & Andrey
Petya showing off
Steve in the infamous “Reindeer Lounge”
Patti with some of our translator friends
Getting off the train in Kirov
On the bus to Slobodskoy – from one mode of transportation to another
One of the orphanage bedrooms after the fire and renovations
Patti and Koss
Katya with her greeting song
Katya welcoming the travelers at the orphanage
Galina reporting on the Orchid well being
The kids of Group V
Happy friend’s reunion – Uli and Masha
Barbara and Anya
Doug with the celebratory Russian bagel necklace
2 thoughts on “Photos from Russia – An Early Glimpse”
These are wonderful! I’m with you all in spirit!
What a joy to see our US and Russian church families connecting. Our prayers are with each of you.