David had the opportunity to preach at the Chinese Church at Mercy Foundation. We were able to reconnect with many friends we knew from our last time here. It was a privilege for us to be there
The social work team has been here now for ten days and Sunday evening we all gathered at Lynn and Ruby's apartment to learn how to make LOGMON, a national dish. It was quite the complicated process, but it was great fun learning about and and enjoying it!
Zuma is a special friend we met last year and an incredibly talented cook!
Ruby and Natalia (right) Ian, Catherine, Jessica, Jennifer from Cleveland in the background.
One of the advanced English classess. Many of the students at the Professional Institute are there on scholarships....they represent hope for this country. These teens are studying four languages at the same time - Latin, Chinese, English and Kyrgyz.
Two of the men whose lives are changed because Teen Challenge is in Kyrgyzstan.
After our visit with Teen Challenge, we drove another 30 minutes or so to visit a local orphanage, Red River.....the pictures themselves tell the story....
The girls in the picture worked together on these sewing projects. We bought the green one in the middle.
Some more of the beautiful children at the orphanage. They all love our translator, Natalia!
A full two weeks of work is almost over for the Cleveland team and we all took the opportunity to enjoy shaslik....a Krygyzstan special dish.
The Cleveland team - Jennifer, Michelle, Jessica, Ian and Catherine - a JOB WELL DONE!