Slobodskoy Family Group 4

We have arrived! We made it, after many, many hours of travel the team has arrived safely in Russia and are in Slobodskoy with the kids at the orphanage! Travel here is never easy but arrival is oh so sweet. We are eight strong this year, Suzanne Hultman and her two boys, Hank and Timothy,…

Christ has Risen. He has Risen Indeed – Patsy

It seems only fitting that we arrive here, Slobodksoy, Russia, on the holiest of holidays, Easter. I acknowledge that it is not by accident that we arrive to the orphanage on Easter Sunday. This is where one part of our journey ends and the other begins… Yes, we left Newark, New Jersey on Friday, and…

A Change In Direction

As I was getting my family ready to leave for the beach today, I couldn’t help but think we were headed in the wrong direction. This was never our plan. Over the past year, Maddie, Max and I had been saving, planning and getting excited for a trip that was going to bring us back…

One Last Day – Patsy S.

Today is our last day here in Slobodskoy and it is always wonderful and painful all mixed in one. Strong emotions that overwhelm us all morning long up until the minute the bus pulls away. There are many moments of pure joy and connection yet there are still many more of great sadness and pain.…

A Birthday Celebration – by Patsy S.

Author: Patsy S. will leave on Friday for her second visit to Slobodskoy, Russia. She and her daughter Maddie went on Mission 1:27’s first trip in March 2010, and her husband Tony went on the October 2010 trip. Their son, Max, is anxiously awaiting his first visit to Russia in the coming years. Today is…

And the Journey Continues…

Early Sunday morning, as I talked with Craig and Holly in the church parking lot, who were adjusting suitcases into the back of their car, I thought about how remarkable this moment was, Craig is traveling back to Russia to start a second journey. And on this same day, Holly and I, along with the…