Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Monday, August 23, 2010

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So last night I could not sleep. I tossed and turned and even went to the window a few times. The breeze was so nice. The sky was clear with a few stars, the street light was not far from the window the crickets were so loud but peaceful. I looked at a few couples walking by, they didn't even notice much because they were so in love giggling, holding hands and walking in step. There were cars driving by but not as fast as they usually do. The city was asleep. Why couldn't I go to sleep?? Well, I just could not stop thinking about the kids at home wondering if they were ok. I was wondering if my mom remembered that Noah was lactose intolerant...if she didn't she would soon find out. I wondered if Nicholas even knew we were gone. My mind would then go to the children here waiting...did they know we were here? We know the orphanages have been told that we are in the country but did they tell the children? I returned back to bed and wondered if I should get up and take a shower...the water had been off the day before for 5 hours and I knew from my trip to the kitchen it was on right now. I looked at the time and it was only 2 am. so I returned back to bed and decided to just pray and send all my worries to God. I worry the longer we are in the capitol city the more it will cost but besides ice cream (it is a dollar) we do not do much. Every time I come here to the cafe it does cost about 5-6 dollars so we will only come here once a day to update everyone. I love to get emails from the kids but I always wish they were longer emails. Hint Claudia please write more rather then "we are all good mom". I am currently reading 3 books at the same time. 2 of them are journey books with the Lord and the last one is about a couple who started an orphanage. I am learning one common theme in all of them.... His timing is always perfect! God loves each and everyone of us especially the orphans and He is with us in this journey. Wednesday will arrive soon and we just have to be patient. I will bring the books to the cafe next time and write them here in case any of you are interested. Well, yesterday we walked around the city again and so I am posting some more pictures. It is a beautiful city. Remember I said before that the women seem to have jumped out of a magazine...well yesterday we were watching a commercial being made. It was some fur coat commercial and the women were in a red car". I will try to post the video.
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4 comments:

  1. We will be in Kiev Tuesday night.... our e-mail is covenantb@yahoo.com - we don't have a number yet. Would love to meet up if you give us your number!

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  2. Hey Brown's!!! We are here too...Also trying to fill the time while we wait for Wed. to arrive. Ha! Please email me at wah3@hotmail.com and we can exchange phone numbers. We are gonna try to call Niko and see if he will give your # to us.Hope we can get together soon:)

    Sid & Wendy Harper

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  3. I don't blame you for not being able to sleep. What an adventure! Blessings to you and your family.

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  4. I wish that Chris & I were closer to you guys so we could get together. I guess all of that will have to wait until we are all home with our little ones.
    I know you are missing your children at home. I feel the same way. Sending you hugs!!!
    Don't forget the name of those books. I was thinking as I was reading that I needed to ask you about the one about the couple who started the orphanage.
    Take care sweetie!!!

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