Often called to minister to deeply hurting people, the pastors' commented today that it gave them a much greater understanding of the unique needs of their people. More than one pastor commented that today's classes took them to their own place of hurt and pain from childhood and they realized that they have some healing work to do themselves.
Our hearts were deeply touched today by these men and women who have such a heart for wounded people - adults and children alike.
Here are some pictures from the last couple of days.
|Taking a walk at lunch...it has been warm here in Siberia!!!! Quite amazing|
|Time for lunch - Victor keeps us right on schedule.|
|Going over class notes before a test.|
|Oksana is our excellent translator and so much help.|
|While David was conducting the afternoon teaching session, I went with friends to a local orphanage for a program they do there weekly.|
|Sharing a story|
|Picture is a tad fuzzy - but we ended a long but great day with David sharing at the Teen Challenge chapel services last night. This was a time to "always be ready to give the reason for the hope within you" as he had no time to prepare when he was asked to share.|
We will finish the pastors' seminar on Friday afternoon and then head into the city for a weekend (Friday night and Saturday) sharing with foster and adoptive parents. Our plans for next week are still in development as the original ones were changed.
So much is happening with our LAMb team members and friends. Visit their blogs - quite amazing
www.lambinternational.blogspot.com (Lynn and Ruby Johnston)
www.actofkindness.blogspot.com ( John and Julie Wright)
Thanks for your caring and support...