Meeting the Staff - Bloopers and Blunders
Have you ever been in front of a video and forgot your name - or your job. Then you know how our staff felt when the camera was on them.
On a More Serious Note
On Sunday afternoon, the entire LAMb team gathered for the official ceremony inviting three new workers to join the team. The team on the ground here has expanded by three.
From John's Blog:
It was a powerful moment.. something I had not expected, but to feel the incredible power of HOPE that was generated in the room was very moving... One of the first contracts signed was with Larisa. She is now officially under the LAMb umbrella, and as such, she will have a salary.. this is something that we have all been praying for for her for some time now.. Her duties are to KEEP DOING WHAT SHE IS DOING !.. We are not looking to give her more work or different work, but to give her more tools and resources to take what she does, and bring it up a notch... if that's possible...
Lynn and Ruby welcome Larisa on board.
The next was Acel signing as the DaySpring "Mother" .. Although she has been preparing and working for LAMb since October, we are getting everything in order for the Grand opening next week. It was so moving that when it came time for her to speak, she was a little overwhelmed, and could not talk.. by that point I was not doing much better.. She did share with us afterword what she had wanted to say, but choked up... She was going to share how back in 2008, we had discussed with her a plan to open a home and have her and Talant be the house parents, but at the time we did not have the support and finances in place for such a project, but she knew that one day this would come to pass. When she and Talant were asked by LAMb if they would take on this roll, they knew that they had already been prepared for this day in their hearts, and this was just the world catching up with the plans that they knew their Father had for them.
Next up was Emma .. If I was not already a mess , this was the clincher. All along Emma has felt a strong desire to come along Acel and Talant in this process, and has even had a "position"in her mind, before it was a position... so when the opportunity came up she was very excited.. until she heard the Job title.. "Life skills Director"... titles are not her thing...hahaha. but what is her thing is a strong desire to stand beside her friends and bring love and stability into the lives of precious children.. To pour into their lives and to be an example of HOPE and PEACE to them in the midst of their turmoil.. and HER hope is that each end every child that is in her care will see and feel that love and support, and to know that they know, that they know, that they are special in Gods eyes..
The next to sign was Madlin.. Madlin has had years of experience as a child advocate, and is well respected in government circles, She knows the the laws and she knows the children's rights.. but more then that she has a heart of compassion for the kids, and that will make her a great child advocate. We are so glad that she is on OUR team, and look forward to working with her in the months and years ahead.
Zukra is no stranger to LAMb, and we are so blessed to have her on board as the assistant in country director of LAMb. She will help Natasha keep on top of things as LAMb's interests continue to grow here in Kyrgyzstan. She has done everything from record keeping to visa`s and everything in between in her former position as the assistant to the former chairman of the University. She to is a great addition to the team.
With these key positions all filled and in place, we are ready to move forward with the Dayspring official opening in just over a week.
Here Lynn is holding up a banner for the opening.
Exciting days are ahead for the LAMb team. We all are involved in various ministries from the Kemin's seniors home to the students at the University. I am particularly excited for David's involvement at the university. Just yesterday, four students stood in line after class to talk with him regarding serious matters to them. What a blessings to be there at this time.
Dayspring's Open House is April 12. Stay tuned.