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James 1:27 – “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction”

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another day, another city

We took the late night train to the city nearest to the orphanage last night.

They were out of 2nd class tickets, so we had to travel first class.  Oh darn!  The cabins were very comfortable.

We were not able to visit the orphanage today due to meetings going on.  We took the time to get some groceries and see a few sights near the center of town where we are staying.  Here are day and night shots of the main cathedral in town.

You should have seen us shopping in the local grocery store tonight like old pros.  Matching up Cyrillic words in our travel dictionary with words on packages.  On the way to the store someone from the agency called and said - "Make sure the milk bottle has a word starting with 'M'.  If it has a word starting with 'K' that is a yogurt drink.".  Boy - that info would have come in handy a couple days back.

After a fine dinner of cheese, fruit and a couple tasty mystery meats we found out that we have a concert pianist upstairs from us, right over our bedroom.  The extra entertainment makes up for the fact that there are no English language TV stations available.

So tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  We wish all our American friends a happy Thanksgiving.  There may be no turkey for us, but there is a little angel we hope to meet that we are quite thankful for.


  1. Hi Patty!

    Just want you to know our whole family is praying for you and following your journey very closely!

    We adopted 2 girls from the same orphanage you are at - 2 years ago. We are thrilled that Jenny has a mom and dad!!! I cant tell you how much it means to us that another child from this orphanage is being adopted!

    I would love to email with you sometime when you have a little free time. Here is my email:

    Thanking Jesus for your family!!!

    Karen Shervheim :)

  2. So glad you are there and eagerly awaiting photos of that little sweetie pie! Have a Happy Thanksgiving EE style.....okay, they don't have it, but it will be EE style anyway, i guess....


  3. Don't worry... the only English language station we get is a Texan Jew telling us why we should eat kosher and that the third world world is coming soon. I am so excited that you guys met Jenny! I am going to see if I can get you a link to read our blog. We're still very much alive and have met two kids who we can't wait to bring home!