Friday, March 27, 2009

Some random pictures from our last week...  Yesterday James, Ksenya (the 21 year old that's been working at the Youth Center) our Rachel and three other helpers went to the nearby city of Obninsk to help out with a 3 day 'Youth Games' for children in grades 4th - 8th.   James has been really impressed with this Christian organization ~ they go into a public school for 3 days (during a school holiday.. it's spring break right now) and put on organized games, contests and then do Bible stories, skits etc. similar to a VBS in the States.  

James helped out as a team leader and Rachel loved getting to play basketball again!   They are all in Obninsk again today and tomorrow all day ~ pray for these young people as many are hearing about God for the first time.
We get sunshine for a day and I think "SPRING!" and then the next day we get another 6-9 inches of snow.. but that's pretty typical for Spring here.  Rachel & Nutmeg have races over the snow piles.
Whoever came up with the recipe for homemade playdooh should be given the Nobel Prize.. Johanna is really, really into it right now
It's not every day you see a scary lion wearing a pink tutu!

Random Funnies I don't want to forget:  

**Today while we were putting away clean clothes Caleb looked up at me so enthusiastically... 'Mom, guess what!?  I figured out a way to have less clothes to wash, and fold and put away.... I stopped wearing underwear!' 
**David came down to breakfast with his calendar and the daily report of how many days til his birthday, Christmas, Easter, the next full moon etc. (he is really into calenders right now).. he asked me 'okay so right now it's 2009, but back in like 1950 that was when dinosaurs were on the earth right?'  We then had a long talk about the 1950 and how that was when his Grandparents were running around being children.. and right before that was when dinosaurs roamed the earth.. :)


Linda Worden said...

Thanks for this great update. I am laughing so hard about Caleb's idea!!! and about David's idea of time!!! So glad to hear about the wonderful ministry opportunity during spring break.
We meet today to plan for our Moldova trip this August - hoping for a few more folks to be able to go. Trusting God as we proceed. Love to all of you.

Grateful for Grace said...

Oh, these are great!! Beautiful insights into your ministry and family life. I love them. Thank you for sharing!

pat said...

Susan, James & fam.
This is so good to be able to hear what's going on with you. We miss seeing you all.
Russia is blessed through your love for it's people.
Pat & Mart

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