It was a simple dinner, but a special one for the women here, who perhaps for the very first time, ever experienced something this. Jodie remarked later, "what would it take for me to say, I will never forget this night!" What a humbling event to witness.
Julie and Jodie planned before leaving Canada for this special evening.
About 25 women attended last night's dinner. Just wished I could have talked with them and heard their stories.
Jodie reads a Blessing to the women...Acel, the incredible, humble pastor's wife interprets.
They were there...from the oldest
To the youngest
After the evening was over, I quietly mentioned to Acel that I knew her heart as a pastor's wife. I told if I can be of help in any way please let me know. We are planning for another event before we leave. My thoughts, however, what could I say to these women, who know far most about trusting God for their every day survival than I do. Maybe it will be a time to let them speak.
The week ahead....
Sunday....can't wait...we are going to see Pastor Elenya
Monday...social work team from America arrives
Tuesday....we begin teaching at the Professional Institute and spending time with the team
Wednesday....social work team to Bishkek
Thursday and Friday....training in Bishkek
The journey is underway.....