Shine Bright Like A Diamond – Misha E.

(Many thanks to Misha, orphanage discipler, for his committed service to the kids in Slobodskoy. We couldn’t do it with you, Misha!)

It’s Friday morning in Slobodskoy and the quiet life goes on with snow melting rapidly here and there showing the untidy parts of ground and turning into one giant muddy pool that will take a few more weeks to dry and we would finally welcome the real spring. But I don’t really care, because this week has already been as crazy as the never-ending Russian winter, as joyful as the spring and summer combined, and as bright as the Easter sun.

The Mission 1:27 Team left for Moscow yesterday to continue their long but so familiar travel back home. They are gone but the song is still in my head! I don’t know why but I often felt like singing at this time. Maybe because this trip was really too easy like Robert said and everybody did everything just the way it should be done. It’s hard to disagree with it and I saw practically everybody share this nice feeling both with the kids and with each other. Not only Rush and Ava with their unbeaten voices, who were meant to sing on every suitable occasion — either to dissolve Galina’s eccentricity or just to fill our hearts with joy, or to send shivers down our spines, like one of the girls in the Ministry Center confessed, but all of us were singing a beautiful song of happiness, hope and love and we all did a very good job!

It is never a problem if you don’t know the words of the song or you are too shy or too cool to sing with everybody, or like we say in Russia, “a medved (bear) stepped on your ear” (which is usually my case). As long as the music of our hearts is played into a “friendship-always-winning” song, we know that we can start it all over again when you return.

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5 thoughts on “Shine Bright Like A Diamond – Misha E.

  1. No one shines brighter than you, Misha. Thanks for all that you do for us, the kids and the community. The world is a better place thanks to you, the most Dobri Medved in the whole world. Also smeeshnoy, umni, bolshoye, and many other words!

  2. It was a very special week, indeed, Misha! Thank you so much for filling our lives and the children’s lives with light!

  3. Misha and team, thank you all for your thoughtfulness in sharing little glimpses with us. You are all in our prayers, especially now in these days as the trip comes to a close…at least in its physical manifestation. Thank you for helping all of us to continue the spiritual manifestation in our church, our community, the world. God is present with us in a whole new way. Peace, Christi

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