We thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with this phenomenal young man. To learn more about his ministry, visit his blog - jengish.blogspot.com. You will be extremely touched by his pictures and ministry. He is responsible for raising his own support for his new ministry work with Youth for a Mission. Raising funds in this country is nearly impossible. If you are interested in how you could support this energetic young man with a bright future, let us know. We will send you to the right place to do so.
Altynai and Meeting the Brothertons
Altynai is a beautiful nineteen year old with a bright future. However, just months ago, her future looked grim. The Wright family met her and her brothers and sisters at the Orlovka orpahange, where they had moved after a very difficult family time.
Her story and her desire to go to college was posted on John's blog a few weeks ago and Jeff and Lisa Brotherton, adoptive parents coming here for their new daughter, felt called by God to help support her. Altynai registered last week as the first student to enroll at the new Professional Institute in Tokmok. She hopes to become a translator. In spite of her poor school attendance over the last few years, this remarkable young lady scored in the top 4% on standardized testing of graduating students for the entire country. Her entire school bill will cost about $1,400 a year...what a small price to pay for changing the course of a beautiful life. She is still in need of funds to complete the $1,400 bill for the 2008-09 school year.
Jeff, Altynai and Lisa
Not only did we get to meet the Brothertons, but also Kimberly, (in the green) another excited adoptive mom on her first visit to meet her two -year-old daughter.
Meeting all of these wonderful people was a reminder to us that God has called out people from all over the world to meet the needs of the homeless and orphaned. The people we met on Friday are doing just that at great financial and emotional sacrifice to themselves. They would never call it that, but we know and we saw. What an encouragement to us to continue to see God at work through the lives of His people.
Thank you for taking the time to follow our journey...