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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”

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Visit 5 - Groundhog Day!

We visited the orphanage for the fifth time today.  Although it can get repetitive visiting the same building, playing with the same toys for two hours at a time, I don't think we could ever get tired of playing with this little angel.  We had a nice, quiet indoor visit today.  It was good just to be together.

After the visit, there was a brief patch of clear, sunny weather and we walked around the neighborhood near our apartment, doing a little shopping for family back home and seeing a couple more churches and sights we wanted to see.

If you are wondering why the last shot has a tank in the foreground, it is because right outside the church and monastery gates, is a square that includes a war memorial complete with tanks and artillery.  It makes for an interesting contrast to say the least.

Then the weather turned cold and cloudy quickly and alternated between hail, snow and freezing rain.  Good time to stay inside organizing pictures and videos.  Those of you viewing the full Picasa photo album will notice it has been reorganized:  Jenny visits first, then all other sites and scenery of the country second.

Tomorrow our facilitator is joining us at the orphanage and we hope to get a chance to observe Jenny drink and eat so that we know how best to replicate her current mealtime routine.  We don't want to confuse her with cups, utensils and food that are drastically different then what she is used to.  The poor little kid will have enough to adjust to as it is.  Kind of like what we are dealing with right now, but we know enough to know our changes are temporary.  She doesn't know what is coming, and her changes will be of a more permanent nature.

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Talk to you soon.