Friday, May 27, 2011

The Wright Recipe: How To (Divinely) Ruin Your Daughters

John Wright is a chef. He is gifted at creating the most delicious meals. I don’t think he follows a recipe, he doesn’t need to. It is always a masterpiece.

Well, I was thinking today about another recipe he has – and he probably doesn’t have it written down anywhere either. Julie helps him with this one. This recipe: How to Divinely Ruin Your Daughters.

Initial Ingredients:

  • A call by God to Central Asia
  • Two parents committed to spending their lives serving God and people in Central Asia
  • Two teenage daughters -14 and 16 of age (three years ago – this recipe grows better over time - now 17 and 20)
  • A vision to restore hope and dignity to children, families and the elderly in a 3rd world country
  • Four airplane tickets
  • Hundreds of supporters around the world who believe in the mission and vision
Add:

  • Six months of working many days a week in orphanages in 2008 and seeing the heartbreaking needs
  • Six months of visiting the dump in 2008 where families struggle to survive every day
  • Six months of meeting and learning to love ten special children whose lives were harder than they had ever experienced
  • Six months of exposure to hard time, heartbreak, poverty, child abandonment
  • Six month of living with “sometimes no water, sometimes no electricity”
Add some seasoning

  • Three more months in 2009 of exposure to hard time, heartbreak, poverty, child abandonment
  • Three more months in 2009 – returning to those places and beginning to see hope restored
  • Three more months in 2009 – meeting more orphans, seeing more sad, tragic need, yet having the opportunity to bring hope
  • Three more months in 2009 of living with “sometimes no water, sometimes no electricity”
Top it off with….

Three more months in 2010 and more in 2011 – meeting more orphans, seeing more sad, tragic need, meeting university students who, amidst incredible trials exhibit joy, teaching English to young people devastated by riots in Osh, revisiting everything listed above and seeing more hope restored

The Result
Two incredibly beautiful and talented teenagers who would much rather live in Kyrgyzstan – forget the ease of living in Canada and pour themselves out to the children and families of this beautiful yet devastated country. Emma and Bekah Wright have been divinely ruined for the life they knew in Canada. “Ruined” is a permanent reality. David reminded me when we were talking about this sometime ago that once something is ruined, it cannot be restored.


                                                        The Wright family


Emma

John and Julie have dreams for their daughters and God has the recipe – and His are always masterpieces.

They will never be the same again.


Video created after our first trip to Kyrygyzstan in 2008. Now,  seven trips later for us and it is still true today and for the entire LAMb team.

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